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Datzyk Montessori School
Apologies for falling behind with our blog posts! Since Mr. Maurer visited in September, we have had many other visitors with interesting lessons to share.
In the month of October, we had four exciting presentations!
The Cetronia Fire Department pulled up in their shiny, red truck to teach us all about fire safety.
Jacob's father visited the five year old class to talk about geology, and show many different items from his collection.
Jaise's mother visited the five year old class to make chocolate bars! The class had been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and followed instructions beautifully to make their own chocolate creations, and design wrappers.
Finally, Reva's mother visited the five year old class to speak about Diwali, a Hindu festival known as the "festival of lights." The children made pictures of diyas, or oil lamps.
Last week, local music teacher Mr. Jacob Maurer visited DMS. He captivated his young audience with interesting explanations about instruments, music, conducting, and more. He explained the parts of the bow. The long wooden part is called the "stick," the part that rubs over the strings is called the "hair," and the little part at the bottom (below with the white dot) is called the "frog." The frog is what one holds when using the bow.
He taught the children about duets, trios and quartets.
He explained some of the instructions of a conductor, showing the children the signals for playing softly and loudly. He also showed them the signals to start and to stop.
The children were enthralled with his presentation. If you would like Mr. Maurer's contact information, please let your child’s teacher know. We are happy to pass his information along!
Yesterday, a former DMS student came to visit Mrs. Datzyk at her home in Reading. He is on his way to continue his studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and stopped by to express his gratitude to his first teacher, Mrs. Datzyk.
It's always beautiful to see the impact that Mrs. Datzyk's work and vision has had on her students, and the big smile she gets when she's reminded of her impact!
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