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Large Scale Art in the Elementary Classroom

Painting on a Large (Glass) Canvas Several of our Upper Elementary students have made every morning more beautiful, […]

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Valued Co-Workers Working Collaboratively

In a Montessori classroom children celebrate the accomplishments of others. These two girls feel a sense of personal triumph […]

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Chores: They’re Good for Your Kids!

Chores: the word has such a negative connotation.  But does it need to be that way?   Do […]

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Helping a Classmate: It’s help! Not Cheating!

In the picture below, we see Jack, an elder statesman in Mrs. Rogers’s classroom, is helping his younger […]

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How to Build a Better Lunch

  Lunch.  It’s something we enjoy every day, and if your child is at school you’re likely packing […]

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Talking With Your Children about “Momo” and Other Online Activities

We are publishing a recent email from our Elementary teachers, Mrs. Fortun and Ms. Searcy.  While the email […]

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How to Handle Challenging Behaviors

This post goes out to the frustrated parents.  (So, all of us at some point!)   Challenging behavior […]

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A Peek Inside a Montessori Classroom

“Inside Montessori” is releasing a full-length documentary later this year, which will spotlight several Montessori schools across the […]

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In Honor of Montessori Week: What Montessori is Not

Montessori Week: Helping share what we all love about Montessori Education This week is the annual Montessori Week; […]

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Why are SCISSORS in the classroom???

On tours, parents of young children will frequently ask, “Why are the scissors out on the table?”  Or, […]

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Returning to Her Classroom to Share a New Love

This student, a member of our Elementary class, was excited to visit Mrs. Rogers, her Primary teacher. She […]

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On Teaching Children About Their Bodies

Of course there are always exceptions, but most of us likely grew up experiencing one of three scenarios: […]

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Kindling the Flame

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” – Socrates   Maria Montessori’s […]

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Rehearsing for a Favorite Day

Every year on Grandparents’ Day (and during the rehearsal the day before), we close with an all-school sing-a-long […]

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Sharing a Book

“Sharing education, sharing a book… that’s what changes the world.” – Brad Meltzer

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