School closing due to the Coronavirus
To our families and friends of Dublin Montessori Academy
We are sad to announce that Dublin Montessori Academy will be temporarily closed due to the State’s mandated order. Our school will officially be closed March 30th through April 30th. More updates will follow as we are given information. Please follow the orders to keep you and your families healthy. Until we resume, Mrs. Roshon and the staff will greatly miss each and every one of you.
To our Parents at Dublin Montessori Academy,
With our temporary closing at least through April 30th, I wanted everyone to know that we are all thinking of you and your children. We miss you and hope that things will get back to normal soon!
The teachers are hard at work coming up with some ideas for activities. They are planning some special things in the near future that will be posted on the website.
First of all, we would like everyone to try and enjoy the time together. Children are very capable of identifying the stress levels within their home. Don’t feel like you must teach, teach, teach your child..….afraid that they will fall behind…. during these unchartered times.
Some of the most important things you can do with your children are play together, inside and definitely when the weather allows, outside, outside, outside! Walk, ride bikes, go to the parks (the play areas are closed) walk the trails. Spring is close so help them identify what type of spring flowers are popping up, what birds are at the feeder, are they starting to make a nest? Help your children find things around the house that are colorful, such as yarn, ribbon, soft materials, hang them on the trees or bushes and see how birds come and select from the collection to add to their nests.
Sidewalk chalk is always popular. Help them decorate the sidewalk in front of a friend’s house, or neighbors. It would put a smile on an elderly neighbor to see the decorated sidewalk outside their home.
We all do best with a schedule. Make and keep a schedule for yourself and your children.
Chart it, so the children can identify “what comes next”. Definitely, read to them and have them read everyday! I am certain all of you have Googled “Montessori at Home”
And come across many great ideas. There are so many resources available, here are a few more to add to your list.
I wanted to make this first message short and will follow up later with more ideas. The teachers are anxious to make contact with their students and we are working on how best to make that happen.
Thank you so much and everyone stay well and stay safe!