Kelly Johnson is a talented writer, artist, and naturalist who also happens to be a Montessori certified elementary teacher. She has written two outstanding books, “Wings,Worms and Wonder” and “Wonder and Wander” that link home and school activities for discovering the awesomeness of our natural world. In this session she will share some activities from […]
Summertime is perfect for continued learning opportunities with your child. Bring Montessori home with you this summer and keep the learning fun. Kristi shares suggestions for preparing a Montessori-friendly indoor as well as outdoor environment, reinforcing language and phonetic skills, and observing your child to better understand what they are interested in and how they […]
Abstract At Indian Harbour Montessori, the study of ecosystems through the construction of Biome Pyramids offers learners many opportunities in the upper elementary Montessori classroom by connecting teamwork, organization, research, science, geography, art, geometry, hands-on building, computer skills, and public speaking. Working in teams, our students select a biome anywhere in the world. They research […]
Discover ideas for creating Montessori inspired outdoor home environments and experiences for young children. Specifics about being in nature with children 0-5 are covered; such as oral exploration, encouraging wonder and connection, and nature journaling. Kelly also explores challenges such as fears of adults unfamiliar with nature themselves and how to distinguish focused outdoor learning […]
1.Doing the Laundry When your first-year college student arrives home with his dirty laundry, it’s too late! My grandsons (ages 5 and 6) account for 99 percent of the family laundry. Do they do anything (ANYTHING!) to help? NO! According to an online article on parenting.com, you can begin educating your child in the laundry […]
Join Lorna McGrath, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, for “Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective.” Have you ever wondered what to do when a special child comes to visit? Lorna has! Whether your space is small or large or somewhere in between she will share ideas for creating an outdoor space in […]
Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. It’s a two-way street from home to classroom and back. Join us to find out how!
There are so many experiences that grandparents can provide for their grandchildren that don’t involve technology, theme parks, expensive toys, etc. Duna provides easy and fun suggestions for grandparents when the grandchildren are around!
Kelly Johnson is an expert on connecting families and nature. From her experience as a Montessori teacher she has developed activities for families to create nature journals to carry with them and record their observations, explorations, and drawings.
xperiential learning is amazing at any age, but watching young children sensorially explore the herb garden is like tapping into pure wonder. Children approach the herbs with curiosity, the way only a beginner can. It is a gift to share these first experiences, especially when tasting is involved, since oral exploration is inherent in the […]
Maria Montessori was “green,” far before the term was ever coined. Not only did she believe in the concept of environmentalism, but she taught children to respect the environment, learn from the environment, and, truly, to be one with the environment. Only recently, however, has this term of “going green,” caught on not only as […]