Lesson Ideas

Sharpen Your Skills With Memory Games

May 18, '22

Memory Games Playing memory games is not only fun for children of all ages in the Montessori classroom, they also provide an opportunity for developmental growth. Memory games can improve brain functions and lead to better retention, attention, and concentration, all while lengthening focus. They also help children identify patterns and...

Pre-Writing Activities for your Language Shelf

May 16, '22

May is in full swing and this week we are discussing all things pre-writing and fine motor preparation. Preparing the Hand for WritingBefore a child writes for the first time, they are learning the proper fine motor movements they need to become successful. These motions and movements are learned and...

Ways to Broaden the Cultural Studies Curriculum in Your Environment

Apr 28, '22

This week we will talk about incorporating a variety of cultures and the stories of people into the Montessori classroom.Learning Culture Through Books  It is important to include books in the Montessori classroom that expose the child to a variety of cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles. There are endless books available...

How to Make the Classroom More Sustainable this Earth Day

Apr 19, '22

“There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them, in a real forest. Something emanates from those trees which speaks to the soul, something no book, no museum is capable of...