April’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~Gardening with your Little One~ Creating a garden with your child is a fun way to get some fresh air while making a beautiful and safe place for your child to explore. Toddlers love to plant their own seeds and watch them grow! Making sure you pick out the right flowers to plant is the most … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

What an incredible winter we’ve had together! I’m so excited for what the spring will bring (: Over the past few months we have explored art, learned about space, and talked about black history. We have also celebrated the New Year, Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day. I want to thank you all for … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Infant Class

What a wonderful Winter we have had together! We even got a little bit of snow--how special was that? We loved learning about holiday traditions around the world and discussing the appreciation of art in all forms. Working together to make cranberry sauce, celebrating Kwanzaa, and creating Japanese … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Primary Class

What a full and fun winter we've enjoyed! I have so much to share with you about all the fun we're going to have in spring. The biggest news is that we will be shifting to our Spring/Summer schedule beginning in March. The goal of this shift in schedule is to maximize our time outdoors because being … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~Singing Helps~  “Singing encourages a child to express their emotions and sharpens their ability to communicate while exercising lip and tongue movement. But one of the biggest benefits of singing is the repeated use of the memory muscle. Learning a piece of information attached to a tune … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?~ Many children go through their days sleep-deprived. When children do not get enough sleep their actions can be wrongly classified as “behavior problems.” Due to lack of sleep, they may have trouble controlling their emotions. This happens because the part of the … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~Indoor Play Activities~ “Toddlers thrive when they can run around outdoors and play. According to KidsHealth.org, toddlers between the ages of 12 and 36 months need a minimum of 30 minutes of structured physical activity and a minimum of 60 minutes of free play each day. When cold weather strikes, … [Read more...]

December’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

Montessori themes at home: Winter Conflicts Since the winter holidays are around the corner, children will be receiving a variety of gifts, candies and tokens from loved ones, such as teachers, family and friends. When there is more than one child involved, conflicts can … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle In Action: 2019

MONTESSORI THEMES AT HOME: Giving Thanks The holiday season is near. This is the time of year where our families get together to play, cook, and most importantly, eat! What a great time to teach your child grace and courtesy skills at the same time.  In the Montessori environment, teachers … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives a 2017 grant from KACCB!

Lifespan Montessori received a grant from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) to install an outdoor bat house for students to observe and use in lessons. The mission of our community partner, The Organization for Bat Conservation, is to "to educate people about bats and … [Read more...]