Earlier this year I posted on the Liturgical Calendar. I shared how the 1st-3rd grade children learn to label each prism of the calendar as one of the Sundays of the liturgical year, learning that each Sunday has a unique name. Then, in 4th-6th grade they might also look at the Feasts and Solemnities of the Church that are tied to a specific date.
Each year we end our preparation for Christmas as a school with an Advent Celebration. This year we had two smaller celebrations, one on each of our two campuses. The Adolescents planned and led the celebration on our North Campus while I had the gift of joining the celebration on our South Campus. As we lit each candle of the Advent wreath we
Changing the Prayer Table to Advent. Making a Map of Israel. Working with the Nativity materials and singing, "The People Who Walked in Darkness." Copying an Advent Prophecy. Making Silence in order to listen for Jesus. Working with the Vestments of the
Montessori teachers are referred to as Guides because they assist children to find and explore their strengths within the prepared learning environment. A Guide tailors herself to "lead from behind" the unique individuals in her classroom and ultimately strives to let children work at their own pace while fostering both independent and social
New Montessori parents are often surprised by the effects that Practical Life education can have on their children. These students are washing dishes, sewing clothing, helping with laundry and preparing their own snacks. This freedom exhibited in the classroom extends to the home as children ably take on responsibilities beyond what is
The Pink Tower is an iconic sensorial Montessori material used to directly promote coordination and precision through visual deciphering. Indirectly, however, it will allow children to intuitively understand systems like base ten that are the foundation for later mathematics. Math makes sense for Montessori students because materials like the Pink