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November 11, 2019

Just as the Montessori classroom allows ample practice for the physical skills children will need to master holding a pencil, we also offer practice for the discernment skills children will need to remember and replicate the shapes of letters. Throughout the classroom,...

April 15, 2019

Do you remember learning grammar in Elementary school? Did you memorize the definition of a noun (" a person, place, thing or idea,") separate from any real application? Did you learn that a verb was an "action word?" For many of us, grammar was something we learned by...

February 25, 2019

If you remember full-group spelling lessons in your elementary school, it may be hard to imagine how language can be taught in classrooms in which every child is working at his own pace and on materials appropriate for him. The Montessori language materials are elegant...

February 9, 2019

We know that part of our work as Montessori teachers is to observe children. We observe to understand their development, that we may better prepare for that development in the materials and lessons we offer in the environment. 

Before we introduce writing as a lesson, w...

February 8, 2019

Once children have begun to write letters, they are quickly motivated to apply that knowledge to useful, meaningful activities. But a child who wants to write a lot may not yet have the attention span or endurance to write for long. It falls, then, to the creative Mont...

February 7, 2019

Just as the Montessori classroom allows ample practice for the physical skills children will need to master holding a pencil, we also offer practice for the discernment skills children will need to remember and replicate the shapes of letters. Throughout the classroom,...

November 26, 2018

Our Montessori classroom is rich with language, from the casual conversations children enjoy between friends and teachers to the formal lessons in decoding, reading and writing. We understand that children's language acquisition is highly individualized, representing a...

November 5, 2018

Just as the Montessori classroom allows ample practice for the physical skills children will need to master holding a pencil, we also offer practice for the discernment skills children will need to remember and replicate the shapes of letters. Throughout the classroom,...

October 15, 2018

Simple geometric shapes and two or three colored pencils: who would imagine that such an unassuming combination could create such beautiful things. The metal insets draw the attention of the youngest children and still attract our most experienced students to create ne...

June 25, 2018

How did you learn to love grammar?

Wait. You didn't learn to love grammar? Good news: your Montessori children probably will. 

The Montessori didactic materials are designed to match particular qualities of children's development we understand to be inherent to the...

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