It’s finally fall! It seems like it’s been a long time coming this year, but here in Reston, Virginia we are ready for all the beautiful changes that are coming our way! As we prepare for colorful leaves and cooler weather, we thought we’d share a few highlights from the first weeks of school at Children’s House!

The First Weeks of School at Children’s House: We Made New Friends!

A happy student at Children's House Montessori School of Reston. The first few weeks of school.
Smiling faces are the best!

We welcomed new friends and families this year! The children quickly adapted to the daily routines and it wasn’t long before we felt like we’d been working together for ages! Our older students are always such a big help with our new friends! They show them where to find things they need and love being role models for their younger classmates.

Our parents enjoyed a Parent Coffee the first week of school, where they had a chance to connect with new faces and get to know each other. They also joined us for Back to School night to get some insight into what their children do all day when they are with us. (Spoiler alert: they’re really busy!) We are looking forward to our Family Picnic coming up this weekend! It’s a great chance to chat while the kids play and get to know each other better!

The First Weeks of School at Children’s House: We Laid a Solid Foundation

We spent the first weeks of school learning about the basics of geography, science, and art. In a Montessori school that means learning that the earth is made of air, land, and water, all things on earth are living or not living, and the primary colors are red, yellow, and blue.

Once we understand those basics, we can expand and add all sorts of information, which will come in the months to follow. We’ll explore continents, learn about different types of plants and animals, and experiment with all sorts of color families! The first weeks of school lay the foundation for the rest of the year!

Children working at Children's House Montessori School of Reston. The first weeks of school.
Hard at work! The mornings are spent working on a variety of lessons from all areas of the classroom.

The First Weeks of School at Children’s House: We Participated in the International Day of Peace

At Children’s House we firmly believe that “peace begins with me.” Through a variety of methods, we have made peaceful language, mutual respect, kindness, and compassion part of the fabric of our school culture. We started participating in the International Day of Peace several years ago and it has become an event that we look forward to each September.

Along with Montessori schools around the world, we sang the song “Light a Candle for Peace” and spent a few minutes sending peaceful thoughts out into the world. The children gathered on our playground around the peace pole. They each had a chance to step up, drop a beautiful leaf, and make a wish for peace.

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The NEXT Few Weeks at Children’s House: What’s coming up?

  • Gardening: We’ve started getting ready for fall gardening. The gardens will be weeded, trimmed back, and mulched in the coming weeks as part of our gardening program. The children will work in small groups with teachers and parent volunteers to clean out the leaves and old summer flowers and bring the gardens back to order.
  • Specials: We will start our weekly Specials classes next week! We are really looking forward to Spanish with Ms. Arlene, Musical Yoga with Ms. Tessa, and nature activities!
  • Fall Parent Day: We are excited for parents to join us for a morning in the classroom!

It’s been a busy few weeks, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Do you know of a family in the Reston / Herndon area who is looking for a preschool for their child? We’d love it if you’d share our information with them! They can join us to play on the playground or take a tour with Ms. Cinthia! The more the merrier!

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Children’s House Montessori School of Reston (CHMS) is a small, family-oriented school located in a peaceful wooded setting in Reston, Virginia. We believe that a child’s first school experience should be filled with curiosity, exploration and opportunities for  independence. We offer half-day and full-day Montessori programs for children 3 years of age through kindergarten.

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