The concept of a 3-hour work cycle is something which can only truly be understood by being in the environment. Observation is something highly encouraged in the Montessori world. Parents are welcomed into the environment where children get to be themselves, explore their interests, and become a part of a bigger community. I was introducedContinue reading “The 3-Hour Work Cycle”
A recent research project left me a bit stunned and even more motivated to discuss the importance of Early Childhood Education. For some reason, our local area has and continues to leave education less than fulfilled. Unfortunately, the idea of Early Childhood Education is pushed even farther into the shadows. The question must be raisedContinue reading “Why Early Childcare Matters?”
Who can believe we are moving our way into October?! We enjoyed an absolutely perfect start to the month with 65 degree weather. In the spirit of fall, Halloween, and Dia de Muertos we are exploring pumpkins. Later this month we will dive into a couple of lessons about the holidays celebrated at the endContinue reading “October!”
A big thank you to those who joined in our Day of Peace celebration! We had a great time reading, socializing, and received a warm welcome to our new peace room. We hope everyone finds their peace roses as a welcome addition to their own homes! This Friday, September 21st is the International Day ofContinue reading “Peace Day”
We have started the month off strong with the theme of trees! There have great discussions, some new lessons to explore, and the great opportunity for a nature walk! Fall is in the air so we are taking all opportunities to work outside!
We are off to a great start and are really having so much fun getting to know one another and the environment. The list of materials I’m wanting to provide for my students is always growing as any teacher knows. I thought I’d try a different approach to fundraising. Below is a link to apparel.Continue reading “Fundraising Effort”
We are conducting an Open House for those who are interested in learning more about who we are and what our environment consists of. We hope you see you there!!!
We are quickly approaching the conclusion of our first week and I am so proud to acknowledge the success it has been. We have worked in creating lessons, spent plenty of time outside, and learned a great deal about each other. We look forward to the future as we work to build our community andContinue reading “The First Week!”
One of my favorite aspects of the Montessori curriculum is it’s association to real life learning and tasks. In Alaska, we often only experience a couple amazing summer months. This means learning can be done outside of the traditional classroom where children have the chance at a bit more freedom and can soak up theContinue reading “What a summer day looks like…”