Over 200 Cy-Fair Residents Attend “A Hat-ty Christmas”

Last Friday, Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield held its 19th Annual Christmas Program, A Hat-ty Christmas, and over 200 people attended.

Throughout the year, students learn about music and drama and present an annual show in anticipation of the Christmas holiday. Students learn about rhythm and drama.

The show opened with the Langham Creek Chamber Choir, led by Director Christopher Fiorini. An annual tradition, the choir dressed in Renaissance attire, singing traditional Christmas carols and a hilarious rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

This year’s program followed the journey of a hat peddler, who needed to sell enough hats to buy a Christmas tree for her family. She met construction workers, Mexican dancers, sailors, business men and collected several hats, before encountering a field of monkeys who stole her collection and threatened her happy Christmas holiday. Luckily, she threw her hat to the ground and the monkeys followed, and later exclaimed, “Monkey See, Monkey Do!”

The Spanish class sang Rodolfo el Reno, which was followed by our annual Percussion Band, a group of the oldest students who showcase skills in discipline, rhythm and concentration, led by a student conductor.

The program ended with Santa’s arrival on a decorated Ford F-150, and of course, every student received their Christmas present.

An Evening with the Arts

“The human hand, so delicate and so complicated, not only allows the mind to reveal itself but it enables the whole being to enter into special relationships with its environment… man ‘takes possession of his environment with his hands.’ His hands, under the guidance of his intellect transform this environment and thus enable him to fulfill his mission in the world.”

– Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child

Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield presented An Evening with the Arts.  Beautiful art work done by the school children – under the guidance of Art Director Linda Bagley – was presented to parents and friends.  Garden art was also part of the event and the Kindergarten class showed off their skills in contributing to the garden art exhibit.

Visual art in our Montessori classroom addresses both the emotional and physical development of the child.  We use art to help our students learn how to communicate their feelings and ideas and explore their creativity.  Art also helps children develop their fine motor skills needed for many walks of life.

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