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Author Archives: Lilac

18
Mar

“The sand came back!”

Posted by Lilac

*+-It had been weeks since the Lilac friends were able to enjoy our natural playground. The frigid temps kept us inside for far too long. Each day the snow melted a little more to reveal the grass and treasures beneath. … Continue reading

17
Feb

Our Montessori Morning

Posted by Lilac

*+-A Montessori morning in the Lilac Room consists of routines, choice work, and a growing need for independence. Friends greet each other at the door and carryon with hanging up backpacks and coats on cubby hooks.   The classroom is … Continue reading

09
Jan

Peace in the New Year

Posted by Lilac

*+-Before winter break students created I Spy Peace Ornaments as their holiday gift to take home. The idea to create an ornament using rice came from a tall glass cylinder in the sensorial area of the classroom. Lilac friends made … Continue reading

27
Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Lilac

*+-Lilac friends are thankful for music that gets our feet dancing. The Little House Sing-A-Long, held in the library, was very much enjoyed by all as we sang some favorites including: “Down by the Bay”, “Wheels on the Bus”, and … Continue reading

13
Nov

Practical Life

Posted by Lilac

*+-Practical Life is the backbone of the Montessori classroom. It isolates skills which lead to concentration, coordination, confidence,independence, and a sense of order. The refinement of movement and attention to detail within the activities prepare the child for a lifetime … Continue reading

02
Oct

Sensitive Periods

Posted by Lilac

*+-Sensitive Periods, a term used by Dr. Maria Montessori, is defined ¬†as a period of time in which the child concentrates on one specific aspect of the environment to the exclusion of everything else. Sensitive Periods vary from child to … Continue reading

21
Sep

Peaceful Places

Posted by Lilac

*+-“… We must gather together all the elements of the world and organize them into a science of peace.” -Maria Montessori Sunday, September 21st is International Day of Peace. Throughout the year, Montessori teachers create environments that will promote the … Continue reading

08
Sep

Sensory Garden

Posted by Lilac

*+-A love of learning is nurtured best in spaces where children are encouraged to explore. Our Montessori classroom provides many materials that invite natural curiosity and appeal to the child’s senses. Having an outdoor space that serves as an extension … Continue reading