“Words cannot adequately express the appreciation that I have for the teachers and staff at Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek…Each one of their teachers has had a hand in helping to motivate and encourage learning in one child as well as calming another child so that learning can be fun. For all of their efforts, I am truly thankful!”
“Our son Santiago has been attending Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek since he was 14 months. We have seen a big improvement in his social skills, academic development, and maturity. He loves going to school and considers the teachers and staff as part of our family. We feel the school provides a safe and familiar environment while offering a very good curriculum.”
“It would be impossible to say enough good things about Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek. We have two children who attend school here, and every day we feel like they are staying with family. Compassionate, caring, trustworthy, friendly, reliable, welcoming are just a few words to describe our great extended family. As a matter of fact, our 2 ½ year old daughter says each morning, “I’m ready to go to school.”
We like to keep this published all year on the website as a reminder for the winter days to come!
If Mansfield Independent School District closes or delays opening due to bad weather, Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek will open late. We will make every effort to open by 8:30 am. Please call the school before bringing your child to ensure that the school has opened. We realize that our parents need to be at work so every effort will be made to open the school on bad weather days! However, we will close early on those days (at 5:00 pm) to ensure that our teachers return to their homes safely.
This time of year we love to go on nature walks as a family. Our kids love to collect leaves, so we thought that we would make a craft with them this year that we could keep long after the leaves dry up.
This leaf print craft is a simple fall craft that is best suited to the older preschool and above set. The finished leaf craft looks great hanging up as a decoration for fall.
What you’ll need:
- Fall leaves (that aren’t dried out)
- Red, yellow, orange and brown paint
- Paint brush
- Construction paper
How to make your Fall Leaf Print Craft:
- Collect a few fall leaves outside. Talk about the colors and what makes the leaves you find similar or different.
- Paint the back of the leaf where the veins are.
- Make a leaf print on some scrap paper first to remove some of the paint and then print onto your real paper.
- Repeat with all the leaves you collected.
How to make it: Trim a few sheets of colorful construction paper or double-sided cardstock into strips. Staple or glue the edges together as you help your kids form the chain. Accent the caterpillar with cute pom-pom feet, googly eyes, and a heart-shape felt-sticker mouth. Finish this cute little guy by punching two small holes in the head and threading a short chenille stem through each to create curly antennae.