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All Day

Thoughts & Reflections

At some point, a decision comes up, of whether or not to have a child stay at school all day. There are a variety of factors here. A child might be in care full-days from babyhood, due to a family’s work schedule. A parent or primary caregiver might have been home with a child from […]

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Moving Up

Thoughts & Reflections

We thought the youngest Primary children were small, until the Toddler Program was started. Oh my, these were babies! They’re so little! And yet, so incredibly capable. We were reminded of the magic of Montessori, which we might have forgotten over time being with children of the same age group. It’s astounding, what children can […]

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Saying Goodbye

Thoughts & Reflections

It can be heartbreaking, walking away from a tearful child. What’s wrong? Don’t they like school? This can quickly unravel into, is something wrong? Did I make a bad choice? Are they not ready? Parental guilt is real and it is strong. Cognitively we know, this is a good place, my child is happy and […]

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Thinking Chair

Thoughts & Reflections

Look around a Montessori classroom, and you might notice a chair or two off to the side, or somewhere unobtrusive. Perhaps it’s near an adult-sized chair, or in a quiet corner. This isn’t a time-out chair. We don’t do time-out. We wrote about this over on Medium. Time Out means I’m just done, and really, […]

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Helpers

Thoughts & Reflections

There’s this thing that happens in Montessori classrooms. We don’t send home a daily report, we could never summarize “all” a child is learning during the day, for although we are giving one, or two, or three presentations to a child, and he is working with a material for a minute, or an hour, or […]

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