It is important that the children have an opportunity each morning to eat a healthy snack. In our Montessori classroom, a table will be prepared each day where the children can enjoy a snack. Our snack table is more than just a way to meet their nutritional needs. In a Montessori setting the snack is part of our grace and courtesy curriculum. It reinforces manners, taking turns, thinking of their classmates' needs in preparing the place setting for the next person. The children also need to remember other details such as washing hands, placing a napkin in their lap, passing a pitcher of water and other important routines. We ask that each Missoula Valley Montessori family bring enough snack for all of the children for two weeks. Here is a list of some healthy snack ideas as well as a snack schedule for you to choose from. Please let us know if your child has dietary restrictions.