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DEAR CATHIE: A CONCERNED PARENT

DEAR CATHIE: A CONCERNED PARENT

DEAR CATHIE— I have visited a number of Montessori schools as we consider a placement for our 3 and 4 year old children next year. I see the children all busy on different projects, and it all looks great. But can it really work? How can one teacher, even with an...
BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

Animals Reviewed by Association of Zoos & Aquariums Elementary and middle school children, along with their parents and teachers, will love this book. It is a hilarious review of wild animals from around the world! Each animal is rated in a humorous way that tells...
BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS by NewGate Secondary Students

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo If you like complex characters, a thrilling story, and Victorianesque setting, then you will love Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This book tells the story of a convict, a sharpshooter, a runaway, a spy, a heart render, and a thief who...
IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

by Madison Dodd, NewGate Student I have always pursued alternative education, whether that be through Montessori, Waldorf, or homeschool. Therefore, it was a shock to me to think that I would be involved in a program so widely recognized across all types of schools. I...
Why Community Service?

Why Community Service?

by Louise Seabrook Knisley The Montessori School of Anderson, SC has always had a strong emphasis on community service. We know that sending students out into the community to do service work provides unique learning opportunities. Students learn the joys of giving of themselves, the value of volunteerism, a sense of compassion, and a little […]

50 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Your Child After School

  from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation What did you do today?” is the age-old question parents ask their children as they enter the house from school, but as we know, the answer is almost always, “Nothing!”Here are 50 life-changing questions that will give parents across the world a […]

Montessori Jargon that You Ought to Know

Montessori Jargon that You Ought to Know

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation Montessorians are known for their jargon. We speak of red rods, didactic materials, auto-education and the like. However, there are three important aspects of Montessori that are seldom shared with parents.  Those are Nebulae, Horme, and Mneme. To Dr. Montessori, and to those […]

The Wonder of Woodworking

The Wonder of Woodworking

Especially since many schools have been forced online by Covid, we have received some letters from parents asking this question: What should we do if our child doesn’t like or bond with her teacher (in person or online)? In a normal year, our advice would typically be to first go to the teacher and try to have an honest conversation directly as adults.