Families frequently travel together during school breaks. Join Lorna for a fun and informative session about traveling with your children, involving them in the planning, making the journey enjoyable, and being prepared.
What did Maria Montessori say about the child’s true nature? How can parents best nurture their children’s sense of empathy, awe, and connectedness to the natural world? Join Lorna as she presents Christine Lapierre’s slides for this informative session.
Lorna McGrath has the opportunity to talk with four NewGate School’s seniors before they graduate and go off into a new stage of their lives. Each of them has a unique story to share. It is such a pleasure to listen to their experiences in Montessori and how that has shaped and will continue to […]
Lorna McGrath interviews one of NewGate School’s 2018 graduates. NewGate is an International Montessori school that serves children from 18 months old to 18 years old. Three fifths of the NewGate graduates this year are from countries other than the United States. Our interviewee, Alex, is from Spain and will be returning to Spain before […]
The Adventures of Sophie Mouse: The Mouse House #11 Written by Poppy Green Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell This is just one book in an adventure series for young readers. NewGate School’s lower elementary teacher chose a couple of these books for parents and friends to purchase at our annual school book fair for their […]
The Best Man By Richard Peck I really enjoyed this book! It made me laugh. It made me cry! It’s about a boy becoming a young man. Archer tells his own story from elementary school through middle school. He’s one of the lucky ones. He has a family of parents, grandparents, and an uncle that […]
Hello, My Name is Oliver By Paymaneh Ritchie This was a very fun book for Upper Elementary and Middle School children. Oliver is telling the story of his life from a dog’s perspective (or at least from what a human thinks is a dog’s perspective). The author has a good sense of humor. She also […]
The Song From Somewhere Else Written by A. F. Harrold Illustrated by Levi Pinfold I’m not a big fan of science fiction and probably wouldn’t have read this book if I had known that it is science fiction. I was happily surprised at how much this book captivated me. There were a few things that […]
She Persisted illustrated by Alexandra Boiger The mantra in this book about thirteen American woman who made a difference is “she persisted.” The illustrations depict each character and some symbols of the things that they did or parts of their lives that were significant. The women that are highlighted are Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara […]
A Book About Tolerance By Joanna F. Carolan This is an interesting approach to teaching children about open-mindedness, acceptance, and understanding. The author chose to create an imaginary world that had four different countries. Each country had a different shape and everything in the country was that shape—people, plants, animals, buildings, vehicles, etc. Each country was […]
All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan-paintings by Mike Wimmer All the Places to Love is a beautiful book about family, appreciation for natural surroundings, connecting with nature and finding places to love. The feelings that the words to the story evoke are tender, kind, caring, and sharing. Each family member spends time with […]
Good Night Beach by Adam Gamble and Cooper Kelly I remember fondly a book very similar to this one that my children and I read together when they were very young and into their elementary years. They loved looking for all the beach creatures and activities that people were engaged in. It may have helped […]