As the Upper Elementary children begin their new year in the Atrium, we always take time to start with the Great Lesson of the Plan of God. This "lesson" presents the "big picture" of God's interaction with humanity from preparing the earth for us to preparing a place for us to desire and long for and one day join Him in forever. This year I
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.
We talked about respect this week. Respect must be flourishing throughout our environment. We need to have respect for the materials, environment, adults, and the children. Being respectful can mean returning the materials on the tray in the proper order so it’s ready for the next child. It can mean pushing in your chair, walking around someone’s
God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to me. This is a song we have been singing all week. We have been praising God for all of the wonderful blessings he has given us and continues to give us. One particular blessing He has given us is the gift of finally all being together. After orientation and phase in, Monday,
The new school year began with wonderful enthusiasm as our new Montessori community slowly came together in a beautiful way. Welcoming in nine new children ages 3 to 5 was a huge part of this excitement. In building community, the children connected with new friendships that offer help, encouragement, forgiveness and leadership. One of the
Sofia Cavalletti speaks about the Our Father... "Among the teachings of Jesus, the Our Father has a privileged place in our catechesis since it is also included in the content of the 3-6 Atrium. This is keeping with our rule, 'give the greatest things to the youngest children.' Thus, after pondering the great parables of the Kingdom with the