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Weather Kids

Weather Kids

by E.G.Gutierrez NAME OF ACTIVITY: Weather Kids AREA: Science/Weather MATERIALS: A class notebook, colored pencils. AIMS: Observation skills, communication, data collection. PREPARATION: None PRESENTATION BY THE TEACHER: Presentation: You can explain weather to the children as the way it outside; is it sunny, cloudy, rainy, hot, cold, warm, cool, windy? How does it look or […]

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Science for Everyday — Student Assessment Question List

Student Assessment Question List: from “Science for Everyday; A Montessori Based Science Curriculum” by Erin Galvin Gutierrez Student assessment in the form of questions tends to be an effective tool. Some questions teachers may consider about students follow: Are they grasping the processes involved in the lesson? Are they able to carry out the lesson […]

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Montessori Infant Toddler Programs

Montessori Infant Toddler Programs

This PDF file is an excerpt from our book, the Montessori Way, by Paul Epstein and Tim Seldin, Copyright 2003 There is an ironic prejudice about education found in almost every country: the older the students are that one teaches, the higher the pay and respect for the teacher. We take it for granted that […]

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Three Period Lesson – Vocabulary

Three Period Lesson – Vocabulary

How Montessori Schools Introduce Children at Age 5 and Older

How Montessori Schools Introduce Children at Age 5 and Older

What You Will See In A Great Montessori School

What You Will See In A Great Montessori School

Five day a week attendance

Five day a week attendance

A parent wrote, “I am the board president of a Montessori School . Our school is a pre-K through K school. We are considering a move to change the slots we offer. Currently we offer 3 half-day slots and 3 full-day slots as well as 5 half-day and 5 full-day slots. We are the only […]

Towards best Practice: Lunch

Towards best Practice: Lunch

When Dr. Montessori first opened the original Casa dei Bambini she was intent on creating an environment that would meet all the needs of her students in a classroom setting that closely approximated the warmth and comfort of home. Children were given the responsibility of caring for this environment so that they would find pride […]

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Towards best Practice: Lunch

Towards best Practice: The Educational Program Lunchtime

Lunch should be made a major focus of the day, with children and teachers eating together in their classroom as a community with real tablecloths, napkins, plates, flower vases, pitchers, and silverware. Children should do almost all of the work of setting up, serving, and cleaning. Tablecloths and napkins should be purchased in enough quantity […]

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Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

This is a very useful document developed by the Montessori Foundation and included for IMC member reference. An even more robust version of this scope and sequence has been aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is exclusively available as part of Montessori Compass, an excellent Montessori student record keeping solution (www.montessoricompass.com) Download File

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Helping Children With Differences Learn To Read In A Montessori Classroom

Helping Children With Differences Learn To Read In A Montessori Classroom

Competition

After Christmas, a mother walked up to me in the hall to tell me about her son. He is in my class and I teach three to six year olds. She said, ” My son got this new building set for Christmas. But no matter what he did, the thing kept falling apart.” Then she […]

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Computers: Are there New Secrets of Childhood?

Computers: Are there New Secrets of Childhood?

by Dr. Paul and Ann Epstein Computers in Montessori early childhood classroom deserve careful study. Just as Dr. Maria Montessori scientifically observed children and developed her didactic materials, we must also completely examine a computer’s benefits and barriers to learning. We believe that computers are tools for thinking and communication. We further believe that computers […]