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WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

Spontaneous Observers of Nature

“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature” – Maria Montessori   “A child, […]

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My child is a picky eater!

Children, especially young children, can control three things: sleeping, eating, and going to the restroom.   Parents worry […]

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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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The Things He Sees…

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Knitting for a Cause: Little Hats, Big Hearts

Little Hats, Big Hearts Students in the Elementary class joined volunteers across the country, knitting more than two […]

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Valentine Math

  The question: How many Valentines will be exchanged between the 60 elementary students?  These students knew that […]

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Fostering Children’s Natural Curiosity and Zest for Learning

In an article for Salon.com, Professor Peter Gray discusses the natural instincts children have to learn, discover, and […]

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Food Work – A Tasty Approach to Practical Life

Food Work: The Tasty Side of Practical Life Lessons   From Mrs. Mayhugh Does your child love the […]

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Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

Article Recommendation: Parenting a Strong-Willed Child Ms. Lingo recently read this article by Dr. Laura Markham on parenting a […]

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International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace at Wheaton Montessori School This year at Wheaton Montessori School, we are focusing our […]

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Montessori at Home: Creating Consistency Between Home and School

Bringing Montessori Home: Creating Consistency Between Home and School for Your Child   Allow your child to do […]

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Grace and Courtesy: Lessons in Respect and Understanding

Valuing a Peaceful and Caring Community   Every morning, our children approach the door to our school and […]

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During Summer, Children’s Work, Their Real Work, Never Stops.

“It’s kind of like we’re just sitting around waiting for finals,” said my 16-year old high school junior […]

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A Father’s Experience with Elementary Going-Outs

“Going-Out” – The World is the Classroom   An integral part of the elementary program is the opportunity for […]

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