Summer Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

What a wonderful spring we’ve had together! Over the past few months we’ve learned about dinosaurs, gardens, and ocean animals. We had an amazing gardening day, and we have been enjoying spending our mornings tending to the garden. We are starting off summer studying animal science, which is June’s … [Read more...]

Summer Greetings from the Infant Class

Well, spring sure felt busy, didn't it? Our Week of the Young Child and Gardening Day were both huge successes, and though our Annual Egg Hunt was cancelled, we certainly loved "Feed the Goats Day" just as much. Thank you so much to our parents who brought in items and volunteered to help during … [Read more...]

Summer Greetings from the Primary Class

What a fabulous year it has been! Can I just say that it is my absolute honor to be able to guide your children through these early years? I can't even believe it is already summer! We have moved on to our summer schedule, which means we are outside on the playground for the first part of the day. … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Learning Colors at Home~ Children start to learn colors between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, according to Michigan State University. First, they learn to match like colors, and then they learn to point to specific named colors. Finally, they can point to and name colors on their own. With … [Read more...]

May’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Gardening with your Little One~ Maria Montessori encouraged young children to be as independent as possible. This meant teaching them how to dress themselves, how to clean up spills, how to mop and dust, and even how to prepare food. In a Montessori classroom, the food preparation area is one of … [Read more...]

April’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~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...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~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: 2019

~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 … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~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: 2018

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 occur. This is a good … [Read more...]