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Welcome back to Term 3!

Things are slowly returning to normal. We continue to prepare the environment with an enhanced layout, some new rugs and a brand-new Air-Conditioning system has been installed.

We are very excited to say that with the current advice from NSW Health and WHO that COVID-19 cannot be transmitted through food and that there is no evidence that COVID is a food-borne disease we are all set to reintroduce food preparation with the children. Click here for more information.

We will resume Food Preparation activities in the classroom gradually. Food Preparation is a core element in the Birth-3 Montessori Practical Life curriculum as it encompasses all content -from fine motor skills to learning grace and courtesy, teaching practical and mathematical skills. The children also have increased engagement in these activities as they are interested in food. We are looking forward to seasonal changes using food from our gardens. The children will also love baking their own bread once more.  We’re planning to grow and pick herbs and produce from the new shared garden with Christine’s 3-6 class.

There are many engaging things to look forward to this term!

Emma, Ishbel and Alison

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Emma Elegado-Kotulic

Author Emma Elegado-Kotulic

Emma has over 15 years’ experience as an Early Childhood educator at Computer Associates Montessori Children’s Centre. For the past 7 years she has held leadership roles managing toddler programs, preparing the environment and mentoring staff in the Montessori philosophy and approaches. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of the Philippines where she majored in Family Life and Child Development and a Masters of Early Childhood Education from Macquarie University. She completed her AMI diploma (0-3) in Sydney in 2006 and her AMI Assistants Course (3-6) in 2016. She is currently in the AMI Training of Trainers Program for Assistants to Infancy level.

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