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WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

New Friends

We have another new friend at Summer Camp today!  And depending on timing, we may have TWO!   […]

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Foundations of Respectful Relationships

In an authentic Montessori mixed-aged classroom, students will spend several years with the same core group of students.  […]

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Orientating to a New Environment   With so many new students joining us this summer and the start […]

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An Emphasis on Self-Advocacy

One of the biggest areas of focus at Wheaton Montessori School is that of self-advocacy in our students, […]

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Independence and the Montessori Child

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” -Maria Montessori   Independence […]

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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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