December’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

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...]

Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

The Pre-Primary class had a blast this month exploring camping and the outdoors! We had the opportunity to learn about trees through our movement song, "Roots, Trunk, Branches, Leaves." We explored the idea that many trees bunched together make up a forest and we learned about the various animals … [Read more...]

Greetings from the Infant Class

These past two months were filled with so many fun lessons and circle time activities! We discussed the themes "Diversity" and "Camping" while also working on many practical life skills, such as using gentle hands with our friends, and drinking out of our brand new cups! We sang several songs in … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle In Action: 2017

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: 2017

~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...]

Greetings from the Primary Class

We have had an exciting two months! We enjoyed learning about the theme of Diversity and practicing new traditions. We also loved seeing how we are each so similar, yet so different. We learned about other traditions that are different from ours, and we made beautiful art to represent us! Camping … [Read more...]

September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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: 2017

~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 are some … [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...]