June Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

The month of May has been so exciting as we spent our time learning about human babies and baby animals. We learned the names of many baby animals through scavenger hunts, memory games, water play activities, and more! We discussed how each of us started as a tiny baby and has grown into the capable … [Read more...]

June Greetings from the Infant Class

The month of May has come and gone so quickly! We had such a wonderful time celebrating May birthdays and Mother's Day, and we particularly enjoyed our time learning about babies as our monthly theme :) We have also loved meeting some new friends who have recently joined or who will soon be joining … [Read more...]

June Greetings from the Primary Class

May was a very exciting month at Lifespan! We learned about babies, and the baby sharks, elephants, and baby humans were definitely our favorites. We made sweet Mother’s Day gifts, conducted many fun science experiments, and made some awesome animal crafts. We also held our Primary Class Graduation, … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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: 2017

~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: 2017

~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: 2017

~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...]

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 inspire them to … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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: 2017

~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...]