Apply the Montessori Approach at Home

Montessori is not just an approach to education, it is also a way of life. It is about allowing your child to be seen, understood, and accepted for who they are. It’s about being their guide to become the best version of themselves. However, this guiding shouldn’t stop at the end of the school day; there are ways to apply …

More Motessori Myths

In a previous post, we took a look at some common myths associated with Montessori schools and debunked them so that you could have a clearer understanding of what Montessori programs have to offer your child. Here, we address and clarify more of those myths. Myth: Montessori is just for preschool.  Truth: Montessori schools range in age from infant and …

Spring Egg Hunt & Party

Join us for our Spring Egg Hunt & Party on April 18, 2019! The party will take place in your child’s classroom from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The party is FREE, but you can sign-up inside your child’s classroom to bring items for the lunch party.

Montessori Myths

A myth is defined as “a widely held but false belief or idea.” That being said, it isn’t hard to believe that there are common myths held about Montessori schools. Below, we take a look at some common myths associated with Montessori schools and debunk them so that you have a clearer understanding of what Montessori programs have to offer …

How Montessori materials build “controls of error” into each activity.

Montessori classroom materials have built-in controls that let the child know when they have performed the activity correctly.  “Control of error” is a design feature that allows the material itself to give feedback, letting the child know when they have performed the activity correctly. The solution to the activity becomes apparent as soon as the work is complete, reducing the need for external control …

Learning your ABC’s–it’s more than just reciting the alphabet.

Most preschoolers can happily sing the “ABC Song”. And knowing the alphabet is certainly an important step in learning to read. But recognizing the names of letters is only the first step. Knowing the sounds those letters make is even more critical. Many children often don’t even realize that “elemenopee” is not one word. Even more important than reciting “A, B, C”, pre-readers need to …

Stress-free holidays: Keeping it Simple

Everyone complains about how stressful holidays are: between shopping, wrapping gifts, hosting extended families, cooking, and visiting, the hustle and bustle of the holidays are often more of a headache than it is a time of peace and joy. Unfortunately, we can pass along that stress to our kids. This article offers a few simple suggestions on ways to choose …

Fun and Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips

There are so many fun fall traditions that we all look forward to each year: picking apples, pumpkin-spiced everything, and of course, Halloween: carving pumpkins, dressing up, and trick-or-treating. But not every child reacts the same way to the spooky fall holiday. Tone down the scare factor While many kids enjoy the scariness of Halloween, other little ones are more …

Meadow Montessori Halloween Book Character Parade

Halloween is coming! It is a fun and exciting day for Meadow Montessori students! Most children love dressing up. However, keep in mind that we have a wide age range of children at our school, and some costumes can be frightening for our little ones. For this holiday to be fun and non-threatening, and so all our children can enjoy …

The Power of Choice in the Classroom

“ The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” ― Maria Montessori This concept may seem counterintuitive within a traditional learning environment, but the goal of a Montessori class is to build independence and intellectual curiosity in children. If you’ve ever looked inside …