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Teaching Science and Math to Young Children

Teaching Science and Math to Young Children

Christoph: I am a physics professor, so I was naturally interested in trying to teach science and math to my twin boys as early as possible. My wife has a PhD in physics, too, so she shared this interest. I didn’t just want to transmit content knowledge, although that is definitely important to me, but […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

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 […]

Book Review: Feed

Book Review: Feed

Feed –by M.T. Anderson Feed by M.T. Anderson is a thrilling dystopian sci-fi novel where anything you want to watch, anything you want to buy, anything you want to know, anyone you want to talk to, is just one thought away. This is a reality for Titus and his teenage friends because of the Feed. […]

Montessori Grandparenting: Let’s Do An Experiment

Montessori Grandparenting: Let’s Do An Experiment

My very enthusiastic 6-year-old granddaughter, Aubrey, is very into experiments. She’s a Kindergarten student and her love of learning is made evident by her desire to try to learn new things outside her classroom. And, let’s face it, she knows I’m all in on anything she wants to try out when I’m there for a […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Montessori and STEAM Education

In this session Sue Fitzpatrick discusses each of the six interconnected components of STEM that in 2016 the US Department of Education described as key to putting the program into classrooms. She gives actual photos and examples of Montessori students in action for each of the components. Participants will go away with lots more information […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

STEM and Montessori

Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.

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Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

I’m a Montessori grandparent who loves to create memories and traditions with my four granddaughters. I also love to share my love of art and history, while helping them make the connection to the larger picture. This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend a month with the girls. I decided to work on some […]

Fun Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Child

Dr. Ann Epstein, one of the presenters at The Montessori Foundation’s 2017 Annual Conference, demonstrated a variety of science experiments that are sure to pique a young learner’s curiosity while having some great fun at the same time. Most of the items used in these experiments are readily available, don’t take much time to do, […]

Book Review: A Handful of Numbers

Book Review: A Handful of Numbers

A Handful of Numbers Written by Christinia Cheung & Han Tran Illustrated by Tong Wu This is a great little board book. The counting and numbers are all related to things about the Earth and our universe. Example: 2 poles (north and south); 5 geologic layers; etc. The illustrations are beautiful! On the left page […]

Book Review:  Eye to Eye / How Animals See the World

Book Review: Eye to Eye / How Animals See the World

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the WorldBy Steve Jenkins
 t our annual Barnes and Noble/NewGate Book Fair last weekend, I found this book that the teachers chose to place in the Lower Elementary box of books they wished to have in the classroom. When I sat down to read it and look at the […]

Book Review:  Women in Science

Book Review: Women in Science

Women in ScienceWritten & illustrated
By Rachel Ignotofsky hese are two-page stories of women who were curious, inventive, smart, strong, and determined. They made their way in a field that has been thought of for centuries as a man’s field: Science. They contributed to our world in powerful ways. The illustrations are fascinating and detailed. I […]