Earth Week 2015

It’s Earth Week! Earth day is April 22nd, but we have decided to celebrate our beautiful planet all week long. This week, our students will be learning all about the Earth and how to care for it. Our students are already wonderful recyclers. They bring re-usable water bottles instead of disposable plastic ones. We recycle everything we can, and find …

Multicultural Night!

Multicultural Night is almost here!! We are so excited! Each classroom picks a different continent to highlight. Our school is transformed into an around the world celebration. Students receive passports that get stamped as they visit each continent. Visit the Taj Mahal, Amazon rain forest or African safari, all in one night! We encourage all families to dress up in …

Could This 40-second Video Save Your Baby?

A video launched earlier this year has already saved the lives of 36 babies. The video shows parents the steps to follow in case their baby is choking. The animated video stars “The Chokables”, household items that are easy for little ones to choke on – a marble, pen cap, gummy candy and peanut. The public-service video was created by …

Where are the Worksheets?

Young children learn by doing! Think about your children – do they “get into everything?” This is perfectly normal, because we know that children acquire knowledge through interactions with the environment and people around them. In a Montessori classroom, materials are available to explore and manipulate, teaching children concepts in language, math, science, etc. The materials are self-correcting. For example, …

Children Learn at Their Own Pace

In Montessori, you often hear the phrase, “follow the child”. What exactly does that mean? As Montessori educators, we understand that children are not all the same. Each child has strengths in different areas, and learns at their own unique pace. In the classroom, not all 3 year olds are working on the same lesson. This is different from traditional …

Gardening with Children

Our seeds are ready to plant! A few weeks ago, our students helped us start our seeds. We used cardboard egg cartons to start our sunflowers, mammoth sunflowers, bush beans and pole beans. Gardening with children is a rewarding educational experience. Children learn the process it takes for vegetables and fruits to grow (surprise – they don’t grow in the …

Spring Break Fun!

Spring is here, and the kids are ready to run free after being cooped up all winter. Here are some fun activities you can do with your children during Spring Break. Take a mini road trip – You don’t have to drive far, there are beautiful destinations nearby. Here, in the Greater Houston Area, you can drive to Lake Conroe …

National Read Across America Day!

Today is National Read Across America Day! This annual celebration, that motivates children to read, always falls on Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2nd). Dr. Seuss is a beloved children’s author; his books are enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart.  Read more about the importance of reading to your child on our sister school- Sugar Mill Montessori’s …

The Benefits of Infant Massage

Ten perfect fingers and toes, two eyes lovingly looking at you – a new baby is a miracle of life! After birth the delicate dance between parent and baby ensues; sharing love, back and forth, each lovingly responding to the other, forming undulating bond and lasting attachments. For human babies to thrive and develop touch communication is extremely essential. Touch …

Beat Holiday Boredom

During the school term routines take over and children may get out of the habit of managing free time. There is also less time for parents and children to be together. Holidays can be a time when parents decide that doing things with their children will be a priority and they will use the time to get to know each …