February 23, 2017 - Keene Montessori School to offer Infant program!
A new infant program will start at the Keene Montessori School on Monday, February 27, 2017. The program at our school is for babies 8 weeks to 15 months. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Liz at 352-4052.
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February 2, 2016 - We are raising brook trout! Through the Trout in the Classroom program (TIC), in connection with the NH Dept of Fish and Game, we are raising trout from egg to fry to be released in to the Beaver Brook in the spring. Today the kids had their first look at the eggs, and learned about the conditions that they grow and thrive in.
December 20, 2016 - Early Sprouts Nutrition Curriculum At Keene Montessori School
Through grant funding from Advocates for Healthy Youth and a partnership with the Keene State College Nutrition program, Keene Montessori School has been able to incorporate the Early Sprouts curriculum into their school days.
Early Sprouts is a 24-week, research-based nutrition curriculum that encourages preschoolers to eat more vegetables by growing, harvesting, and preparing organically grown foods. The curriculum offers sensory exploration and cooking activities that focus on six target vegetables - tomatoes, green beans, bell peppers, Swiss chard, carrots and butternut squash.
With planning and guidance from Jillian Emerson, a Keene State nutrition student, the children at Keene Montessori School started their journey in the spring, planting their seeds in raised garden beds on their playground. They have watched them grow, talked about each vegetable and who has tried them before, and took care of the plants. When the time came, they harvested each vegetable and have been able to explore each of them, noticing their shape, smell, taste, texture, etc. Each week the children are able to cook a tasty, healthy recipe using the target vegetables.
The response to this program from both children and parents has been wonderful. The kids are trying and enjoying the new recipes each week, and parents are reporting more enthusiasm for veggies and for trying new foods in general at home.
or more details about the Early Sprouts program, call 603-352-4052, visit www.keenemontessori.com, or stop by at 125 Railroad Street in Keene.
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