Dear Casa III Families,
I hope all of you had a wonderful break! We have enjoyed very much all of the stories your children have shared about their holidays. It is beautiful to see your little ones very eager to get back to school and resume their routines.
This week I would like to share a little bit about the meaning of “Maximum Effort” since it is something that we experience daily in our casa. Dr. Maria Montessori said: “The child consumes a great deal of energy in working for no ulterior end and employs all his potentialities in the execution of each detail.” We often notice a child trying to carry heavy objects or finding activities that “challenge” their intellect; these are clear examples of a child’s maximum effort. It is very important that we recognize, embrace and support this inner need to self-perfect and master a skill. Maximum effort is a big part of your child’s development; so being observant, patient and allowing them to do activities independently will enable them to fulfill this naturally inherent need.
On a different note, I would like you to know that there is some illness going around, so please make sure to notify the office if your child will not be in attendance that day. To keep the illness from spreading, the child’s temperature needs to be normal and they should not have vomited nor had diarrhea for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Lastly, I would like you to please make sure to label your child’s belongings to prevent them from getting lost.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Sharon, Kasey & Kita.