Math, Montessori Philosophy

The Reason Why the 1000 Chain is NOT a Waste of Time

Week 6, Day 2. As I was zoning out and seriously struggling to pay attention, the painfully looooong presentation Just. Wouldn’t. End. Besides, I could barely make out what she was mumbling. Siebenhundertachtzig… Siebenhunderteinundachtzig… Siebenhundertzweiundachtzig… Suddenly, my eyes got wide. Wait! I can hear it! She’s counting in German! In that moment, my attention immediately zeroed back in on the 1000…

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What is the Method?

How Was Your End of the School Year?

  It’s the end of the school year. You must be so ready for summer vacation!   The kids must be climbing the walls!   It’s the beginning of June and everywhere I go, I am met with statements like these. At first, I am puzzled. Then I realize why I am confused. And time seems to slow to a standstill…

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The Journey Begins, Uncategorized, What is the Method?, Yoga

So I Had This Crazy Yoga Idea: Ashtanga Yoga for Elementary Kids

In September, I set a monumental goal. I decided to teach my Elementary yogis Ashtanga Yoga.     If you know anything about Ashtanga (or check out this infographic) , you know precisely why this is a crazy idea. You begin with 5 Sun Salutation As and 5 Sun Salutation Bs, then do a lengthy series of stationary poses, each held for…

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Who was Montessori

But She Persisted…

Patty / February 15, 2017

Ok, so that quote sounds a little creepy and ominous, but it made me consider current times and what the future holds for us. Will all these things that we are fighting for matter? Will we learn from our mistakes? Do we actually need prayers from those future people? (gulp) As Montessori Blogger, I often ask myself why I feel…

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Millennials, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Millennials.

Patty / January 18, 2017

Dear Millennials, Hey. How’s it goin’? Wait! Before you X out of this post, let me start by saying I know you loathe being lumped into this whole “Millennial” thing. (I appreciate you reading this post anyway 🙂 ). Obviously I am not one of you, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing to you, but I want to let you know…

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The Journey Begins

10,000 Reasons to Let Go of 2016

Patty / December 29, 2016

I feel my heart pounding intensely in my chest. Suddenly, my breathing gets tight. I cover my eyes so I don’t have to look at it. Then, because I just can’t help it, I pry two fingers apart and peek. I see it. It’s the box. The box that’s been shoved into the corner of my living room. I feel its…

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