Category Archives: Montessori

Snippets from this Montessori school year

These are completely random moments from Nora’s and Ben’s school year at Madison Central Montessori School. I was not present with my camera for all of these days, many of the Nora photos were taken by Nora’s classroom teachers (I have them because I do the yearbook for the school). I love it when I […]

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Library Card

This weekend we while jrh was off doing the Bike the Barns ride, I took the kids to the library. Up until now we’ve just used our library card to check out books for the kids, but now that Ben is in first grade he needed his own. You see though his school has a small library, they purposely limit […]

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Extended Day Extravangaza

Ben is in kindergarden this year; however, in Montessori they call it extended day. The primary classroom consists of children ages 3-6. Everyone works together in the morning for an uninterrupted work period of three hours but only those in their kindergarden year remain in the classroom with their teacher after lunch. This smaller group […]

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Go to School Night

At a Montessori school kids don’t get grades. Sure some of the work/projects get sent home and we can see what they are working on… but much of the work in a classroom is hands on and it is about the process not the product. Because of this, our school has children invite their parents […]

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Snippets: In the classroom

Today I was at school with my camera for another purpose; however, I can’t resist taking a few snaps of my own kids. I love that even though they will notice when I am around school after they stop to say a quick hi they do a good job of getting back to their lessons.

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Montessori Monday: Will Wright

I don’t know if I will ever be able to update my blog on an actual editorial schedule. But I like the idea of sharing a bit more of the Montessori things I encounter in my daily life and reading and i like the alliteration of monday so we’ll see. At this point my involvement […]

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Birthday Boy

Ben is four years old today. He is very excited about this fact and for weeks he has been counting down and telling everyone he meets that his birthday is coming. I hope that it is not too much of a let down for him. So far things seem to be going pretty well. We […]

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