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
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
The institute of Montessori Education (TIME) hosts two conferences each year- Montessori New Year's conference, beginning of the year and the Montessori Back to School conference beginning of the ACADEMIC year. I was privileged to attend one of the two being held in Texas, this Fall. It was hosted by TIME in collaboration with the … Continue reading Montessori Back to School Conference by TIME in Dallas, TX
Everyone is either suffering from the pumpkin fever already or will be, in a few days. I am a part of a very generous school, that believes in fun and hands-on learning. It has been just 6 weeks into the school year and can you believe it that last week, we had our second field … Continue reading Is the ‘Dallas Arboretum’ on your list, this Fall?
By now you can tell about my fascination with the Montessori Math materials, when you're reading a second post on Math within two days. Up until now, almost all of my posts are triggered by my experiences in the classroom. If you have attended a traditional school as a child, just like me. I'm sure, … Continue reading Exchange Game with the Golden Beads
Handwork, in the literal sense is the work done with your hands. In Montessori, we talk about hands-on learning and practical life as they provide experiences that enable the child to work to create himself. Practical Life attends to the development of a child’s physical skills, care of the person, care of the environment, and … Continue reading How can handwork benefit your child?