October’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2021

~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: 2021

~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...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2021

~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...]

Fall Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

This summer has been a blast with your wonderful children! In May, we explored the 7 wonders of the world! We used our culture shelf work to learn about different places around the globe and used that knowledge to explore the world around us. We learned how to measure, names of 3-D shapes, and how … [Read more...]

Fall Greetings from the Infant Class

It has been one hot and busy summer! In May, we traveled the world, visiting 4 of our continents! In June, we learned about a variety of special animals, their sounds, and where they live. In July, we learned about our bodies, exercise, and fitness! We have also celebrated Father’s Day, Mother’s … [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! You can find the majority of our curriculum on our shelves. Our classroom shelves are divided by subject: sensorial, practical life, math, reading, writing, … [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...]