Mrs. Wright's 3-6 class had a great time at Pastries with Parents this week! Parents, grandparents and friends joined us as we spent the morning singing, dancing, laughing and enjoying some wonderful pastries. Thank you to all who joined us! Here are some highlights. [nggallery id=1] Watch the Performance!
Self Discipline Helping your child to learn how to take control of himself is one of the most challenging parts of being a parent. We all want to be able to go about our normal lives knowing that we can trust our child to behave and cope with different social situations. You can create the circumstances for your child to develop self-discipline by following three simple steps: Create an environment that fosters self-discipline Connect your child to the life going on around her through involving her in practical activities and offering her choices. Make time for your child to be involved [...]
Peace Day 2013 Indian Harbour Montessori had a Peace Day celebration last Friday, October 18th. Students 3-6 years at IHM have been learning about peace and other cultures since the first day of school. As a part of our Peace Day Celebration, students sang peace songs, created peace artwork, and alongside their parents prepared and tasted authentic foods from the culture they represented. Teachers and spectators enjoyed watching the children parade as they represented different nations. Maria Montessori believed that “establishing peace is the work of education.” With this in mind, Indian Harbor Montessori focuses on helping adults and children alike [...]
Written by Linda Morgan, ParentMap Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician who created a new method of educating young children, once said that the "inner-directed life of the child has its own characteristics and ends, different from those of the adult." In other words, children feel, act and behave differently than grown-ups. That concept may be less than revolutionary to present-day educators and parents. But in turn-of-the-20th-century Europe, that kind of thinking was groundbreaking. In those days, youngsters -- often viewed as adults in miniature -- were to be seen and not heard. Maria Montessori not only saw children, she celebrated [...]
The following lecture was given by Dr. Montessori at the beginning of the XXIVth International Course in London in 1939. The following is just as it was taken down in translation as Dr. Montessori spoke. Education should have for its basis, and for the guidance of its construction, an aim. It is not sufficient to say that the child must be the center of education, we must know our aim and the trend we must follow in mapping out the life of humanity. Man is born; he goes forth. But where does he go? One must have a plan as all [...]
Why start at three years old? Maria Montessori studied children. As she did, she discovered that between birth and six, children have certain capabilities for learning that will never again be so compelling. Three-year-olds learn in unique ways that make this an ideal time to begin their Montessori education. They have become aware of others, and they have an innate desire to imitate the actions of the people around them. They are primed to focus on their teacher's lesson and then do their best to copy it with great exactitude. They are still at a stage where individual activities are more [...]
Here are 20 reasons to keep your child in Montessori for the Kindergarten year complimentary of The Montessori Children’s Foundation. 1. Kindergarten is not the start of schooling. By five, most Montessori children will begin to read, and many will be introduced to multiplication and division. 2. The third (or Kindergarten) year is the time when many of the earlier lessons come together and be come permanent part of the young child’s understanding. An excellent example is the early introduction to addition with large numbers through the bank game. When children leave Montessori at age five, many of their still-forming concepts [...]