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Month: July 2014

Last Week of July

Last Week of July

DJ has been really enjoying the warm weather this month. We went to the local public wading pool a few days ago and DJ met this little boy and his awesome alligator. It was the perfect ride and DJ attached himself to it for an extended stay. DJ has also been inviting the neighbor girls over to play. Here they are sharing his Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit & Sandwich Making Sets. The girls live in the house next to…

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Grace & Courtesy

Grace & Courtesy

Image from: http://simplymontessori.blogspot.com One of the least photogenic areas of Montessori education is also one of the most important : Grace & Courtesy. While teaching please and thank you is a common aspect of all youth programs, grace & courtesy has a greater meaning to Montessori classrooms. Having lived through both world wars, Dr Montessori was profoundly influenced by the need to establish peace in the world. From her perspective, teaching children to coexist in a respectful manner regardless of culture,…

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Out and About

Out and About

This was a really light week in terms of Montessori activities. DJ has been making a lot of progress with potty training and I’m wondering if that has him preoccupied. We’re so excited though to see success in that area.  Still a long way left to go though, but we’ll take all the forward momentum we can get. Maybe there wasn’t a lot of “school work” this week, but DJ did his share of gross motor activity. We went to…

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