Students should only bring healthy snacks they enjoy. In Montessori classrooms, we strive to teach the child to be healthy in body, mind and spirit so please refrain from sending candy, potato chips, cakes, and other high sugar items.
All unhealthy snacks will be returned to the student’s backpack.
(When one student brings chocolate cake for snack, it becomes a major distraction...Haha!)
The Montessori curriculum encourages students to choose and prepare their own snacks. This fosters independence and it's also the perfect time to teach kids how to make healthy choices when it comes to food.
Here are a couple of fun ideas...