October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~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 … [Read more...]

September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~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...]

Spring Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

What an incredible winter we’ve had together! I’m so excited for what the spring will bring (: Over the past few months we have explored art, learned about space, and talked about black history. We have also celebrated the New Year, Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day. I want to thank you all for … [Read more...]

Spring Greetings from the Infant Class

What a wonderful Winter we have had together! We even got a little bit of snow--how special was that? We loved learning about holiday traditions around the world and discussing the appreciation of art in all forms. Working together to make cranberry sauce, celebrating Kwanzaa, and creating Japanese … [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. The biggest news is that we will be shifting to our Spring/Summer schedule beginning in March. The goal of this shift in schedule is to maximize our time outdoors because being … [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 … [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...]