In Science class this week, we planted winter rye grass on Sunflower Hill and explored one of the raised beds in search of “mini-beasts.”
Throughout the week, Children’s House (CH) students have been learning about how apples develop. The process from seed to fruit is known as the life cycle of an apple. In Practical Life, [...]
Over the past few months, toddlers and younger preschoolers in our Montessori-based Toddler and Bridging classes have been immersed in language about the season. They have learned about la primavera (spring), las flores (flowers), las mariposas (butterflies), la mariquita (the ladybug) and la araña (the spider). Integrating music whenever they can, the children have also [...]
When is the best time to learn a second or third language?
The earlier the better, according to research. During the sensitive period for language—from birth to about age six—children learn the primary language spoken at home and school at a rapid pace. They also have a remarkable ability to learn and even fluently speak other [...]
As part of our ongoing Montessori Education series, here’s a re-post of an article written in Fall 2011 by Jill Baxter, Parenting Learning Co-Coordinator of Inly’s Parent Steering Committee:
Practical life skills and Montessori principles—for preschool and beyond
At last week’s Parent Insight Event, Children’s House preschool and kindergarten teacher and Inly parent Lauren Vitali and Assistant [...]
Establishing Continuity Between Home and School
Link: Montessori at Home
Bringing Montessori principles into your home can be a valuable bridge to what your child learns at school. Here are some tips from the American Montessori Society on ways to build that connection:
Create an ordered environment.
Teach real-life skills.
Nurture inner motivation.
Link: Montessori at Home: The Prepared Environment