New energy blooms at each of our campuses as winter weather wanes!
Head Teacher & Montessori Guide
Our Upper Elementary Guide, Wendy Tye, spoke in front of the AMI Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam in April. She took a moment from her preparations to answer a few questions about… Read More
“So many countries around the world are embracing Montessori education as we see the positive outcomes of children who are allowed to be independent, to make mistakes, and who are nurtured to be the best selves they can be. The scientific evidence is also building that supports the work we have been doing for 100+ years.”
A glimpse into my lesson planning journal and some of the lessons that were presented this week …
Geography paper maps, independent creative writing inspired by a variety of writing lessons, follow-up work on lessons about the Composition of the Earth and the second Timeline of Humans, Zoology work on Parts of a Bee, and Racks and Tubes are just some examples of the children’s work choices.
A Montessori work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time. During this time children are able to explore the prepared environment and engage with materials of their own choosing. The time is meant to give them opportunities to enjoy the work they love, while also cultivating basic life skills.
Pocket campus parent Joanna Hedrick is creating quite a joyful stir on social media with her spontaneous raked-leaf patterns at the Sacramento State campus.
“…The gist of a Number Talk is that I pose a problem such as 18 x 5. We work to figure out the answer in our heads and then, without much attention to the answer, we collect all the different ways people found the answer and analyze how their method works.”
The Eucalyptus Room celebrated Dia de los Muertos this week. We created an altar that was decorated with drawings, mementos, and symbols of the celebration. We learned about the symbolism associated with… Read More