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Toddlers International Pre-School

Toddlers International Pre-School

NOTE: This is a peak into a developing Montessori school in Nepal in their own words. You may find things in this school that are similar to your school and others that sound distinctly different. There are many threads within the Montessori tapestry. About the School: Toddlers International Pre-School was established in 2012. aiming for […]

Sustainability: 12 Ways to Live More Sustainably

Sustainability: 12 Ways to Live More Sustainably

Every day we make choices in our lives that affect the environment, the climate, and other species. Here’s how you can ‘choose wild’ and reduce your environmental footprint to leave more room for wild animals and plants. 1. Think twice when shopping. Before you buy...
Grandparent’s Corner: Grandparenting the Montessori Way

Grandparent’s Corner: Grandparenting the Montessori Way

Instead of spoiling your grandchildren with material things, try creating lasting memories by planning engaging activities and outings. What your grandchildren really need is your time, attention and focus. The special time they spend with you will create warm memories that will last a lifetime. he best times I have with my granddaughters are spent […]

Webinar: Sharing Nature with Children

Webinar: Nature Journaling with Families

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.

Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling

he nature journal is a time-tested way to document and assimilate nature experience and discovery and was a very popular pastime during the Nature-Study movement. Nature has been an inspiration to humans throughout history, and nature journaling has been practiced by some of humankind’s greatest thinkers, artists, naturalists, and scientists, including Dr. Montessori herself! The […]

Sustainability: 12 Ways to Live More Sustainably

Nature Mandalas

THE INSPIRATION ust outside the art studio, fall was filling the hearts and minds of my elementary students. Many of them would collect the fallen leaves, pine cones, and seeds and bring me their treasures. Lining them up on my nature shelf, they were fascinated by the colors, shapes, and even the smells of them! […]

Make Your Own Nature Museum

Make Your Own Nature Museum

When your child brings specimens home, help him to create his own nature area where he can observe and learn. ost children have a strong desire to bring some samples of nature home with them and will be delighted if you can find ways to accommodate their finds. Depending on the space you have available, […]

School Work

School Work

sing pitchforks and wheel barrows we were clearing dead water hyacinths from the boat ramp and the exposed lake bed.  Five middle school students, the park naturalist, Ms. Freund and myself were hard at work, restoring access to a recreational area.  It was hard work and we were all working hard – and with good […]