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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Yoga

Two Mindfulness Lesson Plans

  The Mindful Me journey at My Montessori Eco School continues as we move comfortably into the 2nd lesson plan I created for the remaining weeks of the school term. via Two mindfulness lesson plans for My Montessori Eco School —

Uncategorized, What is the Method?

10 Helpful Tips for Montessori Assistants

Assistants can be a wonderful asset in a Montessori classroom. In a Primary classroom, they are almost a necessity! Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with many dedicated and caring assistants. Unfortunately, there have also been a few disappointments. I’ve compiled a list of what I consider to be important things […] via Things to Remember as…

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