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It’s Great to Create!

This St. Patrick’s Day craft is a lot of fun for the kids to put together. We filled our hat with green tortilla chips from our local Sweetbay Supermarket; however you can use this cute leprechaun hat for a multitude of things, just make sure you and your kids have fun.

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece You need: • One cleaned out ½ gallon round ice cream container • Construction paper: 3 or 4 Green, 1 yellow, 1 black • Large circular object • Scissors • Ruler • Scotch tape • Pen

Directions: 1. Trace around the large circular object on the green construction paper and cut out the circle. 2. Use the tape to adhere the circle to the bottom of the ice cream container. 3. Cut additional green construction paper to fit around the outside of the container. You may need 2 pieces. 4. Use tape to adhere the paper around the container. 5. Cut a strip of black construction paper, about 2” wide. 6. Cut a 4” square from the yellow construction paper. 7. Cut a rectangle from the center of the yellow sqare, about 1¼” × 2”. 8. Lay the black band around the hat, about 1” above the brim. Cut off any excess paper. 9. Lay the yellow buckle over the band as shown in the sample. Once the layout is satisfactory, tape the band and buckle in place. 10. Fill with green tortilla chips or another St. Patrick’s Day treat, and start your celebration!

s e k o J

for the Month

Two cows are in a field. First Cow: “Do you worry about getting Mad Cow Disease?” Second Cow: “Nah, I’m a penguin.”

A sign under a mounted fish: “If I had kept my mouth shut, I wouldn’t be here.”

Sammy: My parents are sending me to camp. Tammy: Why? Do you need a vacation? Sammy: No. They do!

Counselor: Jake, why did you put that frog in Annie’s bed? Jake: Because I couldn’t find a snake!

• Family owned for over 60 years • Located in the beautiful town of Belleair • Open 7am – 6pm / year round program • Part-time and full time programs • Ages 1 – 4 • Summer learning program • Free VPK • Child care scholarships accepted from Pinellas ELC

These adorable “lucky” rainbow jars are quite simple to make, but are cute enough to be given away as a gift to someone who really needs a day brightener.

Why choose a Montessori school?

• Multi-age groupings that foster peer learning • Teacher, child, and environment create a learning triangle • Students learn through sensory-motor and practical life activities

You need: • Large mason jar • Coin candies • Rainbow Skittles candy • Mini marshmallows • Ribbon • Tag / card

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I was sent home from summer camp because of poor eyesight. I was the only camper who didn’t see the skunk.

Belleair Montessori Academy… Where a Child Loves to Learn!

Lucky Rainbow Jar

Directions: 1. Fill bottom of mason jar with golden coin candies. 2. Separate the Skittles into piles by color. 3. Pour the Skittles, color by color, on top of your golden coins. Don’t forget the order of the rainbow colors! 4. Top your Skittles with mini marshmallows. 5. Place the lid on the mason jar and tie on card using the ribbon

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination. He looked at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out of the Bible and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages. “Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out. “What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy’s voice he answered: “I think it’s Adam’s underwear!”

Four primary Montessori goals:

• Awaken the child’s spirit and imagination • Encourage independence • Develop kindness and self discipline • To help the child learn how to observe, question and explore ideas independently Cathie Hernandez, Director Patti Andre, Assistant Director

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Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...

Gulf Coast Family - March 2017  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...