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A Stress-Free Lunch

Thoughts & Reflections

At the start of the year, there’s so much enthusiasm for even mundane tasks. What am I going to wear?! We plan outfits for the whole week. A few weeks in, “not jammies” can feel like a success. Same with lunches. The first weeks we’re full of ideas, meal-prepping, making extra dinner for “plan-overs” (rather […]

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When Worksheets Are Montessori

Podcasts

It’s the beginning of the year. Since we have so many new families starting, and since the start of the school year always seems like the perfect time to try something new, to improve systems, to implement more Montessori at home, we like to have our first Parent Education event focused around this subject. We […]

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Cursive in Montessori

Montessori Activities

For many of us, cursive is a mainstay in our lives. We grew up diligently practicing our handwriting in school and watching our parents write in cursive at home. Our role models lived out our efforts in notes and checks and love letters. I have a very distinct memory of sitting next to my father […]

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Montessori Summer — Give Yourself Permission

Podcasts

This post is part of our summer podcast series about Montessori outside school. If you’re just joining in now, we encourage you to check out the previous posts in this series, and to check out podcast episodes 72-77. We’re wrapping up our Montessori Summer series. We’ve posted previously about Space and Time (the Prepared Environment), perhaps […]

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Back-to-School

Thoughts & Reflections

Although we’ve been at school throughout the summer, camp is just a bit different. This past week was Back-to-School, and we’ve been crossing off the days, counting down to our absolutely favorite time of year. There’s so much wonder and magic, fresh pencils and new journals, goal-setting and reflecting. We thought we’d share a few […]

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