Students with the Montessori International Children's House (MICH) in Arnold brought in May with flair on Tuesday afternoon.
The celebrations involved singing spring-themed songs, dancing around the May Pole, and creating a May Day flower basket.
The school teaches kids up to sixth grade in Arnold and is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale. For more information, visit the school's website at www.montessoriinternational.org.
From the press release:
Honoring the earth and celebrating May Day have become a tradition at Montessori International Children’s House (MICH). As a Maryland Green School, MICH incorporates being green in its practices, curriculum, and philosophy. As we marked the 42nd anniversary of the first Earth Day, MICH turned to even older traditions to celebrate the spring season and the greening of the earth.
May Day is a traditional holiday in many cultures around the world including England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany. MICH students delighted parents and friends by singing spring songs and performing a traditional May Pole dance. They added a modern spin on the festivities by performing a square dance (Maryland’s state folk dance) and a choreographed rendition of “Jai Ho”.
Just as Annapolis decorates doorways with flower baskets on May 1 so do students in Mrs. Mitra’s Primary class. They bring in their favorite flower and as a group assemble a large May Day basket that is then put outside the classroom door for all to enjoy.
The Montessori International Children’s House, an independent Toddler through 6th grade school accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale, has been inspiring excellence, nurturing curiosity and enhancing creativity for more than twenty-five years. MICH’s student centered learning community emphasizes hands-on experiential learning, respect for self and others, and the development of inquiry skills that enhance life-long learning.