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...]

July’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Fun in the Sun~ Summer is the perfect time of year to get out of the house, soak up some vitamin D, and have a little water fun. Here is a round-up of 5 fun activities to keep your little one busy during the hot months of summer. Say no to bored and yes to fun! With a rain gutter or pvc pipe, … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~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: 2018

~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: 2018

~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: 2018

~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: 2018

~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...]