Add-on Music Lessons with the multitalented Ms. Erin Thompson, Spanish lessons with Ms. Apple Gonzalez, or lessons in any academic area! What’s in the Box? An age-appropriate puzzle, a pattern block kit, at least three art activities, a set of rhthym sticks and solfege cards (for music lessons), and several […]

Growing Curiosity Personalized At-Home Curriculum

As a new school there are all sorts of things you want to make sure you’re setting groundwork for in the first few weeks, and for me at the top of the list was establishing a good foundation for our anti-bias work. I have written before about some of the […]

Our Mission as an Anti-bias School

“So, from the age of three till six, being able to now to tackle his environment deliberately and consciously, he begins a period of real constructiveness.” Maria Montessori, p.152, The Absorbent Mind – 1967 When visitors observe in a Montessori classroom, they see children enter the classroom and the practical […]

Practical Life in the Montessori Environment – An Introduction

Some of the most wonderful and unique Montessori materials can be found in the Sensorial area. “The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge….the number of different objects in the world is infinite, while the qualities they possess are limited. These qualities are therefore like the […]

The Sensorial Experience in the Montessori Classroom

One of the things I’ve thought about during this renovation process is how safe everything in our school is now. New siding, bamboo and tile flooring, new water lines and all the electric updated. It’s gorgeous. I cannot wait to share it once the final touches are added. Everything new, […]

Safety First!

We are really in the home stretch now. We’re expecting to be ready to move in by weekend after next! Here are a few pictures of the progress we’ve made so far this week. The deck is finsihed and beautiful! Today Erin and I put together the sandbox, and I […]

Almost there!

I am excited to say that the renovation is almost complete. We are looking at a week from tomorrow for the completion of the renovation. So much to do, but also so much done. We’ve got flooring and tile and as I type this we’re finishing the electric and plumbing. […]

Almost there!