January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2023

~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: 2022

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 … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle In Action: 2022

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 … [Read more...]

October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2022

~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: 2022

~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...]

Fall Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Happy fall! I hope everyone is looking forward to the cooler weather, changing leaves, and fall festivities. As we continue into the fall and through the school year, we have some fun and exciting lessons, crafts, and events happening within the next few months. In September, we are learning as much … [Read more...]

Fall Greetings from the Infant Class

The summer has come to an end and we are now looking to the fall for more exciting changes to surround us! In September we will be learning about our theme, "The World Around Us!" This will be a lot of fun - we will be incorporating different habitats and languages into our lessons, and we will also … [Read more...]

Fall Greetings from the Primary Class

I am thrilled to welcome the new students and their families to our classroom. We are so excited you are now a part of the Lifespan family! At the beginning of a new school year, I like to review our class routines and give some insight into our curriculum. You will notice that our classroom shelves … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2022

~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 … [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...]