September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2022

~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...]

Fall Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Happy fall! I hope everyone is looking forward to the cooler weather, changing leaves, and fall festivities. As we continue into the fall and through the school year, we have some fun and exciting lessons, crafts, and events happening within the next few months. In September, we are learning as much … [Read more...]

Fall Greetings from the Infant Class

The summer has come to an end and we are now looking to the fall for more exciting changes to surround us! In September we will be learning about our theme, "The World Around Us!" This will be a lot of fun - we will be incorporating different habitats and languages into our lessons, and we will also … [Read more...]

Fall Greetings from the Primary Class

I am thrilled to welcome the new students and their families to our classroom. We are so excited you are now a part of the Lifespan family! At the beginning of a new school year, I like to review our class routines and give some insight into our curriculum. You will notice that our classroom shelves … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2022

~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...]

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...]

Lifespan receives 5-year re-accreditation from NAEYC

Lifespan Montessori has been awarded NAEYC Accreditation for another 5 years. We are one of only two NAEYC accredited schools in Athens, and one of two NAEYC accredited Montessori schools in Georgia. This is a huge accomplishment and one that wouldn't have been possible without our amazing group of … [Read more...]

Lifespan earns Quality Rated Inclusion Endorsement

The "Quality Rated Inclusion Endorsement" is a program intended to improve inclusion practices in early childhood education. Our teachers and administration have been receiving technical assistance and training for this program since November 2015. Our classrooms were visited in June 2016 by a … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives grant from KACCB!

Lifespan Montessori received a grant from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) to install an outdoor observation bee for students to observe and use in lessons. The mission of our community partner, The Bee Cause, is to "stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Montessori Themes at Home~ Living in the south typically means that autumn comes late for us. November is a time when we finally start to see the leaves change color and fall off the trees. Children love to play outside during this time of year. They collect fallen leaves, acorns and pinecones. … [Read more...]