January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Indoor Play Activities~ “Toddlers thrive when they can run around outdoors and play. According to KidsHealth.org, toddlers between the ages of 12 and 36 months need a minimum of 30 minutes of structured physical activity and a minimum of 60 minutes of free play each day. When cold weather strikes, … [Read more...]

January Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

The Pre-Primary class has had a fun-filled month learning about the Arctic and the people and animals who live there! We wore furry clothes to see how the animals of the Arctic stay warm and had the chance to feel what it might be like to have blubber and swim in the freezing water. We worked … [Read more...]

January Greetings from the Infant Class

Happy New Year! January arrived as quickly as it is exiting, and we enjoyed so much of it! We discussed how to celebrate the New Year and we engaged in exciting lessons about  the Arctic. We also made progress on individual goals during our morning work cycles. Many of our lessons included … [Read more...]

January Greetings from the Primary Class

We hope everyone enjoyed the winter break. We are so happy to be back! The months leading up to the break were filled with many exciting lessons and group activities. We discussed the themes, “Friends and Neighbors” and “Seasons Greetings.” We learned what it means to be a genuine friend and had … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]