Getting ready for preschool!

Let's chat about getting your little ones ready for PRESCHOOL!! Parents!! This can be a very exciting time as you get ready to leave your tiny human with teachers you hopefully know and trust for a better part of their waking hours. But, no worries!! My job is not...

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What Makes the Montessori Difference?

After being in the Montessori environment as an educator but even more so as an adult student for the last 10 years, I have grown to have a deep gratitude and sense of respect for the classroom, the students and the materials that make Montessori what it is. Today, I...

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45 Layout Excitement!

This work is the 45 Layout from the Decimal Shelf in the Math area.  The children have been so intrigued by the work.  Friends, young and older, are all pitching in to learn and work side by side.  It is beautiful and the children have developed such a respect for the...

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Education served in Love

[AdSense-A] You would be AMAZED at the sweet friendships that are formed within our classroom, within a safe, peace-promoting, respectful environment.  The Montessori classroom is one that is carefully prepared and led by teachers who act as guides rather than the...

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Introducing Our New Assistant Teacher

Introducing Ashley Balzer, our new Assistant Teacher! I am a space studies graduate student with a passion for STEM education. I grew up caring for little ones, as the second of twelve children in my family. During college I worked as an elementary school...

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Education and Nutrition

  [AdSense-A] It is a passion of mine to learn and teach about nutrition and fitness.  With regards to children, it is of the highest importance to ensure they are fed properly prior to and while attending school.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!...

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Happy Halloween from our friends at MCH!

Happy Halloween!  We had some of the yummiest, healthiest Halloween snacks today.  Our parents are quite talented and creative when it comes to making even the healthiest snacks look spooky and festive.  Our students enjoyed coming to school donning their favorite...

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Doughnuts with Dads

What a beautiful morning and afternoon together with the children and their daddies.  The children enjoyed time with their father's in the classroom as they showed off their favorite works, ate snacks together and sat on the line and experienced the silent walk, sang...

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Fire Drills

[AdSense-A] This week we had the privilege of conducting our first quarterly fire drill for the school year and using the fire alarm system in the school.  It is VERY loud.  For the first fire drill of the school year we sit and talk with the children about fire...

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Struggle and Natural Consequences

[AdSense-A] Children crave structure, routine and boundaries. A watchful parent can provide the structure needed while balancing the obvious need for safety, love and security. It is a difficult observation when an older child is first on their own as a young adult...

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Independence

Children are so capable. We often overlook their abilities due to the demands of OUR day and OUR schedules. Children who are immersed in an environment that fosters independence and confidence are content, happy and satisfied as they feel a regular sense of success...

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Process versus Product

The young child innately loves learning, simply the process of learning.  Children are so magnificent to observe.  The process of gaining knowledge is such a deeply sacred experience to a child and to allow yourself the time and space to absorb such beauty and...

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