Spring Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

What an amazing winter we’ve had together! I’m so excited to see what spring brings us. In March, we will travel back in time to learn about dinosaurs. We will learn many of the dinosaurs’ names, as well as what they ate and where they lived. On our shelves, there will be many new and exciting … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Infant Class

What a wonderful winter we have had together. It is always amazing to see how quickly your children grow over the winter break, and our reunion did not disappoint. Our February Theme was Black History Month. Our bookshelves have new titles displayed, such as "The Skin I'm In", "A Is For Activist", … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Primary Class

What a full and fun winter we've enjoyed! I have so much to share with you about all the fun we're going to have in spring. Our thematic units over the next few months will be so exciting with March focusing on dinosaurs, April focusing on Gardens & Bugs, and May focusing on our Oceans. I can't … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Singing Helps~  “Singing encourages a child to express their emotions and sharpens their ability to communicate while exercising lip and tongue movement. But one of the biggest benefits of singing is the repeated use of the memory muscle. Learning a piece of information attached to a tune … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?~ Many children go through their days sleep-deprived. When children do not get enough sleep their actions can be wrongly classified as “behavior problems.” Due to lack of sleep, they may have trouble controlling their emotions. This happens because the part of … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

~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...]

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...]

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...]