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
The children are always very excited about our Stone Soup Celebration! Before Thanksgiving, we read the book Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. The story is about hungry, ill received soldiers traveling home who teach a community about generosity and collaboration. The children make their own stone soup to enjoy together. Students clean, peel and chop
The children began their day greeting one another in a peaceful way as the quantity of our Saints slowly arrived. It was truly beautiful to observe and listen to the conversations regarding their chosen Saint. Shortly there after, we processed together to celebrate an all school Mass with with Fr. Blume. The Mass was beautiful. The children eagerly
We had some really lovely days this week. After visiting a pumpkin patch, I was inspired to pick up some gourds for our environment. Each child got to choose a gourd to wash, scrub, and take home! It was so fun to see how excited the children were over this simple work. Our goal was to have each child also decorate the gourds but sadly, the gourds
The children seem to be settling into the routine of school and that is truly wonderful to observe. We are making progress every day. We are still working on many grace and courtesy lessons such as how to push in your chair, how to put work away, how to say “excuse me,” and how to use the peace rose. It is so fun to see these lessons in action.