In Montessori Elementary classroom we begin our academic year with the presentation of the ‘First Great Lesson’ during the first two weeks of school. My Elementary team and I are able to strike the imagination of those young minds as we present it collectively to our Elementary community. The First Great Lesson is a scientific … Continue reading Geology Puzzle By MirusToys
The word equinox is derived from two Latin words. Aequus means equal and nox means night. If your students have had lessons on the two solstices, then it will be nice to talk about the difference between a solstice and equinox as your begin with the lesson. The solstices result in a change of the length of the … Continue reading Fall Equinox Welcomes Golden Hues and Pumpkin Spice
Last evening was a regular one during quarantine, spent biking with the boys while my daughter was engrossed in her own world drawing rainbows with chalk on the side walk. I was admiring her ‘happy Nadine,’ a name created by her for a happy face. Self-obsessed are we? During my thoughts and admiration, I heard … Continue reading Are We Going Through Quarantine or GROWING Through Quarantine?
Earth Day skit on Pollution Did you know that April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This is another mark in history in addition to being in quaratine during the pandemic. All parents and teachers are looking for ideas for Earth Day this year that can either be done digitally or something … Continue reading 10 Quick and Easy Earth Day Ideas
Hello Everyone, Let’s talk about the term “homeschooling” being misused across social media during the COVID-19 global pandemic. I personally feel that all of us who have children attending formal schools or educational institutions and are home during this quarantine time are NOT homeschooling!!! This is 'quaratine schooling!' Firstly, I salute all the brave parents … Continue reading Are We Homeschooling or Quarantine Schooling – That is the Question?
This story is about the start of a beautiful friendship between sixteen people who came together from all across the nation. The American Montessori Society Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program (ELF) is designed to establish new generations of Montessori leaders who will support the work of their organization and the American Montessori Society. This is where … Continue reading Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program
How many times have you wondered or come across perplexed adults inquiring about the fact that why Montessori focuses on teaching multiplication after addition and not subtraction? I have been asked this question from parents, traditional education teachers and even some montessorians who are either not yet trained or still under training. Before I get … Continue reading Learning Math the Montessori Way
Do you ever break the rules and surprise your children? Yesterday was that kind of day for me as a mom. I am the disciplinarian of the family while my husband is the real trophy dad. He is the buffer and the parent who showers our children with patience and indulgence. While I am responsible for fostering … Continue reading It is ok to Break the Rules sometimes and Slow Down!!
The word 'solstice' comes from the French words sol (sun) and status (to come to a stop). In the Northern Hemisphere, winter solstice traditionally falls on the 21st of December, also known as the shortest day of the year. On this day, the top of the world tilts away from the sun to its maximum … Continue reading 8 is Great to Inspire and Celebrate the Winter Solstice with your Children
The Pink Tower is an iconic sensorial material that belongs to the Montessori Primary classroom curriculum. This is one of the first lessons the young child receives when they move up to the 3-6 year old room. A couple of weeks ago one of my daughter's amazing guides, sent me this picture of her working … Continue reading ‘Power’ of the smallest cube from the Pink Tower