“…We must build a classroom culture of achievement – a culture in which students are inspired to work hard to attain success, a culture in which students are motivated to learn, a cultu…
What Does Peace Feel Like Through the Eyes of Your Child - Intellidance®
With November upon us, everyone is thinking about Remembrance Day and those who have given their lives so we may have our freedom. Often, I’ve found it difficult to explain Remembrance Day to the young students I’ve taught. For them, they haven’t seen the daily effects that wars have on families, homes, and countries. They […]
In Honor of Peace Day
Last Friday, September 21, marked the occasion of International Peace Day. As peace is an everyday component of our Montessori classroom, I wanted to be sure to mark this special event with a meaningful activity. We read the book, Peace Begins With Me, a wonderfully simple representation of how peace begins with each of us - a perfect introduction for our new classmates and a pleasant reminder for returning children. Available from Montessori Services. We talked about the dove as a symbol of…
Montessori Education Week Free Peace Lesson
A free A free peace education lesson from Montessori Opportunities ... part of Montessori Education Week the last week in February. Plus peace activities that are perfect year round!
montessori peace shelf - emotions / feelings
From Montessori workjobs I really needed vibrant provocative displays of emotions and feelings to give the children because often times they would ask for help in solving a problem they have with another child. In order to get to the root of the problem we refer to the ways in which ones actions have made them feel. The picture emotion cards with labels aid and empower them in that problem solving process. I got lucky with this job. I found a wooden drawer with a built in flap mirror at a…
The Montessori birthday is one of the most beautiful things for parents and children. Excellent link for an explanation of the tradition. The passage of time and growth of the child are shown concretely with a walk around the sun.
Montessori Monday – Grace and Courtesy for a New School Year
It's especially helpful to place an extra emphasis on grace and courtesy at the start of the school year in Montessori classrooms and at home.You'll find lots of ideas and resources here!
On The Road to Reading: Eight Months of Montessori-Inspired Literacy Work
Ty hasn't really taken the typical road to Montessori literacy, mostly because he started on the journey himself, and continues to do so. I'm trying to get him on track a bit more with traditional Montessori practices, but while following his lead as well. This has been our journey so far and where we we are today, including new activities we've started working with to further his interests. There are many videos, mostly for myself perhaps, to log Tyler's amazing (to me anyhow...I'm his…
Creating a Peaceful Environment in the Montessori Classroom: Noise Levels
Creating a peaceful & comfortable Montessori environment through classroom noise levels- helpful tips on creating a calm & quiet environment for your students.