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Author Archives: Lilac


Hooray for May!

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Beautiful things are growing outdoors. Lilac friends are excited to explore everything from new patio work to new sound work on the natural playground, wind chimes and rain sticks. The purple tulips we planted last fall are almost ready to … Continue reading


“The sand came back!”

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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


Our Montessori Morning

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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


Peace in the New Year

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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


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


Practical Life

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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


Sensitive Periods

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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


Peaceful Places

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“… 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


Sensory Garden

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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