International Doll of the Month: Australia

The International Doll of the Month for March 2016 represents Australia. Our students welcomed special visitors from Sydney and even played the Didgeridoo.

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.

International Doll of the Month: Brazil

The International Doll of the Month for February 2016 represents Brazil – the largest country in South America.  Our students explored the foods and celebrations of Brazil – especially Carnival – and the diverse animals and plants of the Rainforest.

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.

International Doll of the Month: Russia and Canada

The International Dolls of the Month for January 2016 represents Russia and Canada – two countries with a vast tundra region.  Our students explored the traditions of people who live in northern Canada and Russia as well as temperature, arctic animals, and the differences between plants and animals.

 

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.

International Doll of the Month: India

The International Doll of the Month for November 2015 is India, in honor of Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

Ms. Sharmishtha Smalley, Somya and Saaya’s mom, and Ms. Maulishree Kansara, Suhani’s mom, gave a special presentation on India.  They shared how children across India celebrate the festival by lighting special oil lamps, called diyas.   Every student also received their own diya to take home.

Take a look at the photos from their visit below:

Ms. Lekha also shared her experiences growing up in Mumbai, greeting the school’s students with a friendly Namaste.   She discussed the Indian tri-color flag, the national flower and the national bird. Ms. Lekha pointed out that the concept of “zero” is an Indian invention, developed by the famed Indian mathematician Aryabhata. She also showed images of famous Indian landmarks like the Taj Mahal and even showed off her Bollywood dance moves.

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.

International Doll of the Month: Germany

The International Doll of the Month for October 2015 represents Germany.

Ms. Katja Stein, Emily and Mila’s mom, gave a special presentation on Germany for our students. She spoke about the diverse geography of Germany, where the North is flat coastal plains and the south is mountainous. She also spoke about the variety of sausages found in the country as well as familiar items designed in Germany but found in Houston and Cypress, like the BMW and Mercedes Benz. The presentation ended with the song, Bruder Jakob, a Germany lullaby sung to the tune of Frère Jacques:

Take a look at the photos from the visit below:

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.