Arbor Montessori School is the largest Montessori school in the southeast.
Arbor World Fair
Each year, Arbor holds a school-wide World Fair! This multicultural festival- sponsored by the Diversity Committee- brings the entire school together for food, crafts, art and music presentations, and opportunities to learn more about the culture that is woven into the fabric of our Arbor community. Many of the events have been recorded for families to enjoy for months to come. Take a moment to watch a video, participate in a scavenger hunt, listen to a book read by an Arbor teacher, or peruse a few of Arbor’s favorite recipes. We hope you enjoy these virtual experiences well after the main event!
Delicious Croatian PalacinkasMadeira and Matthew Yuricich Knowles make Croatian Palacinkas with a recipe that came with Matthew’s great grandma when she emigrated from Croatia in 1921. This crepe-like dish was made at every Yuricich family gathering for three generations, and now for Madeira’s generation. Download the Recipe
Chinese Lion DanceTraditionally performed at Chinese New Year, religious, and cultural festivals, the lion dance is performed to bring good luck and fortune. We hope you learn a little about the lion and enjoy this recorded performance from Arbor’s 2019 world fair! Thank you! Aimee and Shu Chen.
Italian Cooking SessionArbor teacher, Anna Discenzo, demonstrates how to prepare a dish was handed down by her great-grandmother, Anna Condemi Pulitano. It is a meal typical of immigrants from the Mezzogiorno (the area of Italy south of Rome where most of the late 19th and early 20th century immigrants came from): inexpensive and delicious. Download the Recipe
Learn to make vegan Argentinian EmpanadasArbor teacher, Cecilia Fernandez, and Arbor student, Daniel Botello, demonstrate how to make Empanadas. Empanadas are very popular throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. This (vegan) Argentinian empanadas recipe is a family favorite made for special occasions such as birthdays and family gatherings. Download the Recipe
Navari Aali Indian DanceEnjoy this Navari Aali Indian dance performance by Anushka Rao, Nayna Rao, Sonali Rao, Vishal Rao, Javier Valanju, Viviana Valanju, Graciela Valanju, and Mayur Valanju. Navari Aali is a traditional song that is performed during Indian weddings, most commonly among people from the state of Maharashtra. In Indian weddings, is it customary to perform songs like Navari Aali (and several others including big Bollywood movie hits!) as a way to show appreciation & love for the family & friends attending the wedding.
Let’s Make Cacio e PepeMax Rochas and Katie Jane LaBauve prepare Cacio e Pepe- an Italian version of macaroni and cheese. This is a typical dish from Rome and is very kid friendly and easy to pull together quickly. Pairs wonderfully with roasted greens such as brussel sprouts or asparagus…and a glass of wine! Download Recipe
Learn to make StreuselkuchenJudith Knaub demonstrates how to make Streuselkuchen- a popular crumb cake that is believed to have originated in eastern Germany. It is served with tea or coffee. It has been noted that Streuselkuchen was eaten as early as the 16th century.! Download Recipe
Read Aloud: Priya Dreams of Marigold & Masala When we think about India, we may think about the vibrant colors in the food and clothing. Indian culture is full of rich traditions. Let’s follow Priya’s journey of learning about some traditions and favorites from her grandmother. Listen to Priya Dreams of Marigold and Masala read beautifully by Nisha and Nitya Mehta.
Learn to make Kaju Katli with Milk PowderNisha Shah, Arya Rachh-Shah, and Prafulla Shah make Kaju Katli with Milk Powder that is commonly eaten during Navratri and Dussehra, a 9-day holiday celebrated in many ways all across India.