We celebrated our school’s 20th birthday, and we served lunch to nearly 200 people. We had a lot of food and sang our students’ favorite Thanksgiving songs. We also collected over 300 cans to donate to Cypress Assistance Ministries.
Our Thanksgiving Lunch prep started early in the week. The students made yams, corn bread, green bean casserole, and more, applying lessons in measurement, chemistry, and counting. We also recognized some of our teachers’ work anniversaries – our teachers have been here a while!
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.