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Archive for: April, 2018

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Montessori and the Exceptional Child

Any parent considering Montessori for their child is sure to have lots of questions.  Perhaps one of the […]

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The Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping

One hallmark of an authentic Montessori education is the use of multi-age classrooms.  Primary classrooms are for children […]

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Walk the Line. The Elliptical Line.

Walk Like an “Ellipse-ian” If you observe in the Primary classrooms, you may notice a large ellipse on […]

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Earth Day Reflections: 3 Ways to Go Green as a Family

April 22 is Earth Day!  This is a great chance for parents and their children to talk about […]

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Calendar Blocking, Work Cycles, and Deep Work: Montessori Basics

Montessori Basics: What is the Montessori work period?   Many of our parents work in office settings, where […]

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Morgan’s New Lesson

Morgan, a three-year-old in Mrs. Rogers’s classroom, had an iconic Montessori lesson today: The Moveable Alphabet.   After […]

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Artistic Expression? Or Learning to Write? Both.

Some of our students love painting at the easel.  Bright paints, a paintbrush, and a large empty canvas […]

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Book List: April is National Poetry Month

We work hard to give kids a chance to read both fiction and nonfiction, but let’s not forget […]

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Worried about your children being home all day? Every day? FOR THE ENTIRE SUMMER?

Summer break is coming faster than we might realize.   In just a few short months, summer will be […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.  Many of our classrooms discussed his […]

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Math: Understanding WHY, Not Just HOW

How many of us remember getting THROUGH certain subject in school, but not necessarily understanding the concepts?  Or […]

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Mrs. Carrillo’s Class: Another Milestone

Mrs. Carrillo, Maizy, and a Big Classroom Milestone Maizy and Mrs. Carrillo working on some paper-punching and gluing […]

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Celebrating a 17-year Anniversary with Mrs. Fortun!

In early Spring 2000, Mrs. Fortun and her husband moved to the area from Minnesota, where she had […]

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Montessori Basics- How Math Progresses Through the Levels

This concrete presentation of mathematical concepts removes the element of mystery and uncertainty that steers many kids away […]

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The Things He Sees…

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