Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Once you have introduced a style of poetry (ex. haiku, acrostic, or cinquain), you simply need to write a reminder of the format (or hang a poster) where all students can see and they are off and running. It quickly becomes an independent activity.
Writing poems as a group can also be fun. In addition to creative writing skills, the process can help develop
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This year you can celebrate Independence Day (see links below for ideas) and use this national holiday as a springboard for exploring Independence Days and National Days in other countries with your Montessori students and children. With Independence Day as a theme, you and your Montessori students can have a whirlwind tour of the globe and world history.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here are some previous NAMC blogs to give you some ideas for celebrating with your Montessori children and students:
Canada Day is July 1st: A Perfect Time for Culture Studies in the Montessori Classroom!
- Montessori Curriculum Ideas for Canada Day
- Exploring North American Independence in the Montessori Classroom
Monday, June 21, 2010
, therefore, starts the moment the child first enters the environment. Enjoy this in depth look as we explain Montessori Language Arts curriculum materials, activities, and philosophy.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Of course it is acceptable to ease up on schedules and routines during the summer months. Bedtimes and rising times can be moved around and numerous opportunities for spontaneous activities can present themselves. Simply remember to start easing back into your school year schedule and other transitions a couple of weeks before Montessori school starts again in the fall. Read on for a list of great ideas that the Montessori family can enjoy together over Summer vacation.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Expanding experience of the natural world.
Developing sensory skills; developing language; developing practical life skills; developing the ability to observe quietly; developing respect for other living things.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Montessori math materials are perhaps some of the most inviting and beautiful works in the Montessori classroom. Visitors to my Montessori classroom, young and old alike, gravitate to the math shelves, wanting touch and learn how to use the materials. “Show me this. How does this work?” they ask. Adults usually sigh and wistfully say, “I wish I had learned math this way”. Enjoy this in depth look as we explain Montessori Math curriculum materials, activities, and philosophy.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Whether you read one or some of these books on your own, with a teaching friend, or collectively as a staff, you will find ideas and inspiration for the next school year.
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, by Angeline Stoll Lillard
Read about the research behind eight insights that are the foundations of Montessori education and how they are applied in the Montessori classroom. Topics include the impact of movement on learning and cognition, extrinsic rewards and motivation, and order in environment and mind. Lillard also shares information from research studies that show how students learn best. Not only will this book help to excite your appreciation and knowledge about the Montessori method, it will arm you with information that you can use to answer and inform questioning parents.
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