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What Did You Do at School Today?

What Did You Do at School Today?

So,your three year old is off to school for the first time and you’re very excited. You want to know what she did and who she met and what the teachers were like. So you ask. Your child either looks at you like you have two heads and says nothing or maybe responds with, “I […]

Book Review: Beach Walk

Book Review: Beach Walk

From the Backpack Explorer seriesby Storey Publishing Here is another wonderful book from this series. If you live near the beach or like to spend time at the beach, this is the perfect book for your child to take along. It has sturdy front and back covers, and they seem like they would be somewhat […]

Book Review: I Miss You: A First Look at Death

Book Review: I Miss You: A First Look at Death

Written by Pat ThomasIllustrated by Lesley Harker When a friend or family member dies, many adults wonder what to say and how much to say to young children? How old should a child be for adults to talk to them about death? Should adults who are grieving show how they feel to young children? Author […]

Book Review: Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death

Book Review: Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death

Written by Bonnie ZuckerIllustrated by Kim Fleming The author wrote this book out of necessity when her own parent died suddenly, and she couldn’t find a book about death that was developmentally appropriate for her toddler. The book is simple, clear, and leaves room for questions and conversations during or after reading. The illustrations are […]

Book Review: I Love Birds

Book Review: I Love Birds

Written by Jennifer Ward (also author of I Love Dirt)Illustrated by Alexander Vidal So, there are 52 weeks in a year, and this author chose to organize her bird book by season and weeks. At the end of each section (week), she adds things to do, questions to ponder, and fun facts. Each section ranges […]

Book Review: Maybe I Can Love my Neighbor Too

Book Review: Maybe I Can Love my Neighbor Too

Written by Jennifer GrantIllustrated by Benjamin Schipper n this story, a young girl, who lives in the city, is wondering about a large apartment building that is being constructed across the street and she asks her mother, “Will all the new people be our neighbors, too?” Her mother’s response is that all people, near or […]

Book Review: What Does Peace Feel Like?

Book Review: What Does Peace Feel Like?

by V. Radunsky & children around the world Radunsky asked questions about peace to children around the world ranging in age from eight to ten years old. The questions start with, “Did you ever close your eyes and try to imagine peace?” Then, on each page of the book, there is a question about peace. […]

Book Review: Always Remember

Book Review: Always Remember

Text by Cece MengIllustrated by Jago Young children think about the events of life in an uncomplicated, concrete way. Author, Cece Meng, has written Always Remember, a story about an old turtle’s passing that celebrates the turtle’s life. It is a reminder that each creature’s life is meaningful to the ones left behind. It is […]

What Did You Do at School Today?

Why Can’t I Bring Toys?

Have you ever been in any of these situations with your children: trying to get out of the house on time without a tantrum, grocery shopping and getting into a battle with your child about buying something she wants but it’s not on the list, putting toys away before going to bed without a 30 […]

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Spotlight on IMC School Accreditation Co- Hillary Drinkell

Spotlight on IMC School Accreditation Co- Hillary Drinkell

Hillary Drinkell has been involved in Montessori education for over 30 years. From her early days of being a Montessori primary and elementary classroom teacher to a Dean, Head of School, Accreditation Director, Accreditation Commissioner, and Montessori consultant, she has come to understand and truly believe that the Montessori Method is the best method of […]

What Did You Do at School Today?

Turning Down the Heat on Power Struggles

Do you feel like there are persons in your family that you are constantly being challenged by, you are battling with about every little thing, or you are just plain angry with? In this session Lorna will take participants through an awareness of feelings associated with power struggles, an understanding of the effects of power […]

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What Did You Do at School Today?

An Interview with 2019 NewGate Graduates

Each year for the past three years Lorna McGrath has had the distinct privilege of interviewing students from NewGate Montessori IB School on the eve of their graduation. She is always reassured that the values and core beliefs of the Montessori philosophy do work. The graduates re-affirm for her that a world of respect, understanding, […]