Author Archives: Lilac


Springing into New Work

Posted by Lilac

Signs of spring have arrived! Lilac friends have been enjoying warmer, sunny days and exploring the world around them. The sensory garden is blooming and mother mallard duck has decided to nest among the bushes. Soon we will start planting … Continue reading


Would you like to build a snowman?

Posted by Lilac

Maria Montessori could see the advantage of having children develop and refine their five senses. She also understood that if a child was presented with materials where they could check their work themselves, and know visually that the job was … Continue reading


Try It…. You Might Like It

Posted by Lilac

  We found fall time to be full of flavors. Our community snack gives us a chance for students to try a variety of healthy food choices. Everyone is served the same food and students are encouraged to eat what … Continue reading


Beyond the Practical Life Shelf

Posted by Lilac

Children often gravitate to the practical life area of the classroom on a daily basis. It’s a high interest area where children choose work that allows movement, care of the self, and care of the environment. Whether it’s the opportunity … Continue reading


My Child Fits Here

Posted by Lilac

Maria Montessori stated, “The house of the child should be lovely and pleasant in all its particulars.” The classroom is a carefully prepared environment. “This structured environment for learning involves use of a wide range of didactic apparatus, varied activities … Continue reading


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