October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Creating an Ordered Environment ~ “Having a place for everything, on a child-friendly scale, encourages both independence and self-discipline. Children know where to find what they need, and where to put it when they’re done. An ordered environment also has fewer distractions, allowing … [Read more...]

September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Sign language with your infant~ Why should you teach your infant sign language? The definition of sign language says, “Any means of communication through bodily movements, especially of the hands and arms, rather than through speech...” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20language) … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Montessori Room for Toddlers~ Creating a space that helps your toddler feel freedom to choose what he or she likes, encourages independence, and provides a space that makes learning fun is what a Montessori classroom is all about. Why not make your child’s bedroom the same way? Below … [Read more...]

July’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Fun in the Sun~ Summer is the perfect time of year to get out of the house, soak up some vitamin D, and have a little water fun. Here is a round-up of 5 fun activities to keep your little one busy during the hot months of summer. Say no to bored and yes to fun! With a rain gutter or pvc pipe, a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]