Montessori students celebrate South American culture
Camden — Students at the Children's House Montessori School celebrated their study of South America with the Children's House Cultural Fair April 14.
"Geography and an awareness of other cultures is a keystone in Montessori education and is a specific, dedicated component of the curriculum, even for young children," said School Director Kathryn Dermott.
Each year the school as a whole picks a different continent or region of the world to study throughout the winter. This year's pick was South America. The school's classrooms were transformed into different South American countries, and students presented a variety of art and research projects to parents during the April 14 open house.
The highlight of the celebration was an outdoor dance performance, led by artist-in-residence Erma Colvin. Students donned a variety of colorful costumes, ranging from gauchos to mountain guides, and performed a variety of songs for a crowd of family members.
Information on programs offered at the Children's House Montessori School can be found at CamdenMontessori.org.