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WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

On the Topic of Competition

You may have noticed that in Montessori schools, we do not typically encourage competition between children.  Our lack […]

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Montessori Basics: How we Teach Handwriting

Handwriting or penmanship; no matter what you call it, it was likely an important part of your early […]

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Concentration in a Montessori Classroom

In a Montessori classroom, children learn to concentrate by choosing to practice developmentally appropriate lessons that they have […]

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Adolescent Community Partners with Two Brothers Coffee Roasters

Most days we share news that is pertains more to our Primary and Elementary Classrooms.  One reason is […]

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Montessori Basics: Reality vs. Fantasy

Our Montessori Basics posts are created in order to teach parents about Montessori philosophy and curriculum.  Today’s post […]

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Gaining Confidence Through Practice

Sewing Work: Gaining Confidence Through Practice In an August 2018 interview, Jesse McCarthy, author of the upcoming book […]

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Failure Tolerance – Helping Your Child Grow

Mrs. Fortun spoke with parents at a previous CommuniTEA about an idea put forth by Alison Gopnik in […]

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How to Guide Your Child Through Their Emotions

Human emotion.  We are so very lucky to each experience such a wide-ranging set of feelings, but that […]

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Parent Perspective: This is what 6 a.m looks like.

We received this wonderful email today from Aastha, whose daughter Sanavi is in Mrs. Berdick’s Primary Class:    […]

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Classroom Observations at Wheaton Montessori: Frequently Asked Questions

Classroom Observations Have Begun Classroom observations for WMS parents have just opened for the 2019-2020 school year.  We […]

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2 Types of Assessment: Which One Do Montessori Schools Favor?

Assessment is a topic often discussed in the many corners of the education world.  Whether a child is […]

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A Family of Students

Our mixed-aged campus creates a family of students who support and care for one another.  Older children become […]

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I had trouble sleeping the night before my daughter started first grade.

From Catherine Penney, Elementary Assistant Emeritus.  Mrs. Penney was an assistant in our Early Elementary class for the […]

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10 Amazing Podcasts

This month we are taking a break from our regular book list post and sharing something a little […]

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Talking with Your Teens About Vaping

“Vaping” is coming up quite a bit in the news – either for its increased use or (more […]

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