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...]

December/January/February Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Winter is almost here and we have so much planned. In the next few months, we have so many exciting activities and events to look forward to, including a cookie decorating day, Parents’ Night Out, and our annual Holiday Performance! In December, we will be learning about holidays around the … [Read more...]

December/January/February Greetings from the Infant Class

I have had such a wonderful time celebrating Autumn with your children! Examining the parts of a pumpkin, and observing the leaves changing were all very exciting. As November comes to an end, we hope that you all have a joyous Thanksgiving, and cannot wait to get our Winter Curriculum going! This … [Read more...]

December/January/February Greetings from the Primary Class

What an incredible autumn we've had together! I can't wait to see what winter brings us! We are in the final weeks of our continent study of Africa. We have spent time learning about some of the people and communities in Africa, we have tried food from Ethiopia, created Massai-inspired collars, … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle In Action: 2018

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 show … [Read more...]

October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~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 children to … [Read more...]

September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~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...]

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...]

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...]