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/October/November Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Fall is here and we are so excited to jump into all of our fun-filled Autumn activities! Over the past several weeks, we have gained many new friends in the Pre-Primary classroom, and we would like to sincerely welcome them. We cannot wait to share our love for learning and friendship with you … [Read more...]

September/October/November Greetings from the Infant Class

While the last three months were spent enjoying the summer heat, and exploring monthly themes such as Travel and Transportation, we await the upcoming "Fall Monthly Themes" with excitement: September: My Five Senses October: Plants and Harvest November: Community Helpers There are so many … [Read more...]

September/October/November Greetings from the Primary Class

What a grand summer we have had! I'm looking forward to connecting more with the Primary class families during this season. We've got a lot of big plans! We are in the middle of our second continent study, South America. After that, we'll move on to Africa, which will take us through the end of … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Lifespan receives grant from KACCB!

Lifespan Montessori received a grant from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) to install an outdoor observation bee for students to observe and use in lessons. The mission of our community partner, The Bee Cause, is to "stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Montessori Themes at Home~ Living in the south typically means that autumn comes late for us. November is a time when we finally start to see the leaves change color and fall off the trees. Children love to play outside during this time of year. They collect fallen leaves, acorns and pinecones. … [Read more...]