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...]

August/September Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

June and July brought our class so much fun and engagement! In June, we learned about the desert. We discussed the hot temperatures in the desert and the animals that live there. We had such a wonderful time learning about the different animals. We enjoyed many different sensory activities using … [Read more...]

August/September Greetings from the Infant Class

Our class had so much fun in July! The teachers enjoyed coming back to Lifespan after the break to see how much each of our friends had grown! We feel so lucky to spend our days with such happy children who are eager to learn. The children showed us so much excitement when it was time for lessons to … [Read more...]

August/September Greetings from the Primary Class

The month of July was an exciting one! We recently completed our theme, “Pirates and Mermaids!” We learned fun facts about Blackbeard, the most feared Pirate of all time. We discussed the legends of different mermaids, and created a lot of artwork to accompany our theme. We had a blast with our … [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...]

April’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~Gardening with your Little One~ Creating a garden with your child is a fun way to get some fresh air while making a beautiful and safe place for your child to explore. Toddlers love to plant their own seeds and watch them grow! Making sure you pick out the right flowers to plant is the most … [Read more...]

March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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...]

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...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~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...]