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Math Without Workbooks

In this session, “Math Without Workbooks,” Cheryl Allen shares many opportunities for practicing math which are right there in front of us in our everyday lives if we just take advantage of them. Hands-on experiences help children internalize concepts that might otherwise seem difficult to understand or unimportant to them. In addition to great ideas […]

Webinar:  Keeping Your Child’s Mind Engaged during Summer

Webinar: Keeping Your Child’s Mind Engaged during Summer

Lorna McGrath spoke with Cheryl Allen, an Elementary Guide and Montessori teacher educator. Even Montessori parents and guides sometimes become anxious in this time of so much emphasis on “achievement” about making sure that our children are keeping up during school breaks. Cheryl has some really great ideas for activities for keeping young minds active […]

Webinar:  Keeping Your Child’s Mind Engaged during Summer

Webinar: OCCI (order, concentration, coordination, and independence) in the Elementary Years

  <br>   Some may say, “What is OCCI?” Some may say, “I thought OCCI was just during the Primary years.” Cheryl says, “Let’s see how we can continue to support the development of order, concentration, coordination, and independence during the elementary years.” Join us for some interesting insights.

Acts of Kindness:  The Kindness Wreath

Acts of Kindness: The Kindness Wreath

early every afternoon in our class, after the end-of-day hustle and bustle of classroom jobs, one of us will reach for the wreath hanging on the wall, and a student will always say, “It’s the kindness wreath! It’s time for the kindness wreath!” In a time when increasing numbers of acts of violence are witnessed […]