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MEANINGFUL WORK: HOMESTYLE

MEANINGFUL WORK: HOMESTYLE

A helpful worksheet to help you help your children feel a sense of purpose at home provided by Christine Lowry, M.Ed. Daily ResponsibilitiesFor ages 2 and up Make your bed Put your dirty clothes in the hamper or laundry room Put shoes away Put your personal items away—toys, books, self-care items, etc. Get dressed Wash […]

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

During the first weeks of the pandemic, The Montessori Foundation began to hold free zoom meetings for parents struggling with a variety of issues.Here is a short review of the Montessori Parent Gathering from April 4, 2020. The presenter was Lorna McGrath, Director...
Grandparent’s Corner

Grandparent’s Corner

Dear Grandparents; ot being able to visit in person with my grandchildren has been about the most difficult part of the stay- at-home directive most of us are under. And even if you live near your grandchildren the CDC is not advising our generation to have physical contact with our young ones. I think most […]

Education Needs a Radical Change

Education Needs a Radical Change

fter recently watching a film about the life of Jane Goodall, and then reading a recent interview with her, I was struck by her stark observations regarding the state of our planet—in terms of climate change, the disappearance of species, the destruction of forests, the melting glaciers, the pollution of the oceans, the desperate plight […]

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 […]

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton Pretty in Punxsutawney is about a girl named Andie who finds herself stuck repeating her first day of the senior year after moving to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Upon discovering her phenomenon, she believes that she has to have her “true love’s kiss” to break the spell. As Andie continues […]

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. […]

Book Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Book Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi Set in 2002, a year after the tragedy of 9/11, A Very Large Expanse of Sea is a novel with willful political significance. Author Tahereh Mafi tries very hard to bridge a gap between two people who theoretically come from different worlds. She does this through the […]

Book Review: Literally

Book Review: Literally

Literally by Lucy Keating Have you ever read a book about falling in love? You may be wondering what that even means. Well, that’s what I  thought when I first picked up the book Literally by Lucy Keating.  Annabelle’s life is something out of a fairytale. She has a perfect home in sunny California, a […]

Dear Cathie

Dear Cathie

Dear Cathie— My children are not always nice to each other, and they sometimes admit they have been unkind to others at school or on play dates as well. I want them to learn to be kind and respectful. I have been expecting them to say “I’m sorry” when they act in this manner, such […]