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Writing with the Mind: Handwriting in the Montessori Early Childhood Classroom

Writing with the Mind: Handwriting in the Montessori Early Childhood Classroom

n Dr. Montessori’s writings, she speaks of an “explosion” into writing. The children spontaneously discovered that they knew how to write and started writing every word, everywhere. She insisted, however, that she never taught them how to write; she just prepared them to write, indirectly. In many Montessori classrooms, you’ll find all kinds of handwriting […]

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 […]

What do Montessori children do in all day Montessori programs?

hat do Montessori children do all day? Simple. They do what they feel like doing, within the same reasonable limits that define the culture of the classrooms in the morning. When they are hungry, they eat. When tired, they sleep. They may read, write, paint or draw. They may work in the garden, watch the […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Wonder-filled Year of Change: 2 to 3 Years Old

What? Wonder-filled? Did you think, “What could be wonder-filled about the TERRIBLE TWO’S?” If you are struggling with your two-year old or you are about to celebrate your child’s second birthday, this session with Lorna will give you insights about two-year old behavior, how they are changing during the year from 2 to 3, success […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

What kinds of life skills will your child need to be successful – happy, healthy, and productive – in the 21st century? Beyond facts, figures, and formulas, what will young people need to know to find their way and make their mark in a world which increasingly demands higher order thinking, social intelligence, and self-organizing […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Work or Play? What’s the Difference?

Many of us get confused about how young children develop the skills that they need to become self-directed, problem solvers, focused and able to follow through, confident, and creative. We look at what they become really engaged in and wonder, “why?” or we get so wrapped up in our important adult “busyness” that we don’t […]