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WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

The Pink Tower

  Every child loves to play with blocks.  Building, knocking down, and building again.  Balancing cubes as high […]

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Scenes from Elementary

Without a dedicated art class, how do our students learn about art?  Without a dedicated music class, how […]

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Large Class Sizes: How Do Our Teachers Manage?

How Can Montessori Teachers Meet The Needs Of So Many Different Children? by Tim Seldin President of the […]

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The First Great Lesson: What’s so Great about the Great Lesson?

From Mrs. Fortun Montessori Elementary teachers are trained that from day one that our role in the classroom […]

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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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Frequently Asked Questions During Tours

When we give prospective families tours of our classrooms, there are a few questions that always get asked.  […]

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What School Could Be, Should Be, and Almost Never Is.

We shared this TedTalk video last week on our Facebook page.  It’s so worth watching that we’re sharing […]

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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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Montessori? Waldorf? Play-Based? Don’t Decide Until You Read This!

So Many Choices for your Child’s Education: Montessori? Waldorf? Play-Based? Don’t Decide Until You Read This!   It […]

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The Prepared Environment: The Montessori Classroom

The Prepared Environment Our work as teachers is to provide stimulating environments, inspiring demonstrations, and motivating sparks of […]

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I’m Not Worried About Your Child Being Potty-Trained

Rebecca Lingo, Head of School at Wheaton Montessori School, shares her thoughts on potty-training requirements for preschool children. […]

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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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A Beautiful Note from a Primary Student’s Parent

We know we have the best parents at our school. Active in our community, supportive of the staff, […]

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