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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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Pizza Lunch: A Friday Event

Weekly Pizza Lunch – an Event for the Entire School Community Most weeks, a small group of elementary-aged […]

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Montessori Education in “Real Life”: Office Planning Edition

Montessori in “Real Life:” Planning an Office Space With the opening of our new building, we have quite […]

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Ranking Friends

Have you heard your child ranking friends lately? Or do you remember ranking friends when you were a […]

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Learning to Communicate with Competency

Learning to Communicate: It begins at a young age Parents often remark that one of the biggest benefits […]

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Back to School? New Students Are Just Starting!

We Have New Students Joining us Today! Our preschool (primary) classrooms are inspiring today, as we have several new […]

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Making a Chicken Mummy: Just another day at WMS

From Mrs. Mayhugh:   The Making of  Mummy.  A Chicken Mummy.   I’ve been very lucky this fall; […]

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What’s the Point of Practical Life Exercises in the Classroom?

Through Practical Life activities, children acquire many daily living skills. They prepare food, fasten their clothing, and take […]

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