Transitions Life is full of transitions, and since Montessori is education for life, you will often hear us talking about the importance of transitions. For some of you that has meant driving off from a crying child in the morning
Meet the Material: The Golden Beads
The golden bead material is a Montessori material first used in Primary to introduce the concept of the decimal system. The children are able to see and sensorially experience the different categories of the unit, the ten, the hundred, and
The Gift of Failure
When we think of the gifts we want to give our children, very few parents or teachers think of the gift of failure. We strive for success, often at all costs. Defining real success on behalf of our students and
A Montessori Summer
It’s the first week of summer. The days are longer and children more curious. How do you capitalize on both? It’s easier than you think, even if you are away from home!
The Dressing Frame
“Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.” Maria Montessori Snaps, velcro, lace,
The Anatomy of the YCC Lunch
“If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence.” Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child. “You have to see it to believe it,” is one way to describe
Back2School Transition Tips
Whether it’s your oldest child’s first day of school or you are a family with a sixth-year elementary student, the start of school is an annual transition to which Mountain Shadows teachers offer the following program appropriate tips. While
Montessori Toddler to Primary Transitions and Continuum
Montessori education is as individual as the child. This includes timing of lessons taught; work done, and even classroom transitions.