Winter Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Fall is here, and before we all know it, Winter will be too! We have so many fun, cold weather activities planned like Nature Walks and Hot cocoa, lots of Pajama Days, a Harvest Feast, and so much more! In November, we will learn about Transportation - vehicles that fly, vroom, chug, and float! We … [Read more...]

Winter Greetings from the Infant Class

Finally, the leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and we have so many fun activities on their way! We have been very busy already, learning about community helpers, the world around us, and dinosaurs. We’ve had birthdays, plenty of dance parties, and even made some new friends! I can’t wait to … [Read more...]

Winter Greetings from the Primary Class

Primary has had so much fun this fall, and winter only has more in store! Over the past few months, we have studied Community Helpers, The World Around Us, and Dinosaurs. With these themes, we’ve had the chance to do awesome activities such as making dinosaur fossils, creating collaborative art … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle In Action: 2021

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 … [Read more...]

October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2021

~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: 2021

~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: 2021

~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...]