February/March Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

Happy New Year! 2021 has already started off amazing, and we cannot wait for the wonderful year ahead! In the fall we learned about dinosaurs, we created (and hatched!) our own dino eggs! We discussed all different types of transportation in November, we created train paintings and sang many … [Read more...]

February/March Greetings from the Infant Class

It is so crazy that we are already two full months into the new year. I am so looking forward to all that this year has in store! Already in 2021, we have learned about space, made our own moons, and welcomed our new assistant teachers! In February, we have so many exciting things to look forward … [Read more...]

February/March Greetings from the Primary Class

What a wonderful start of the year we’ve had! Over the past month we have introduced so many new works to our classroom, and the students are thriving. We have introduced reading chapter books in the afternoon with Ms. Anna and cooking lessons with Ms. Tatiana. We have also started weekly sounds, … [Read more...]

February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2021

~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 the … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2021

~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: 2020

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: 2020

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: 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...]

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...]