Archive | November, 2016

Celebrations with Children

by Lauren Hodges, Primary Guide The Montessori classroom is designed to empower each child with the tools and resources that will support their emotional, spiritual, and physical development. As Montessori educators we focus on the cultivation of functional independence by giving lessons that inherently empower not only a child’s understanding of the world around them […]

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Elementary Learning Outside of the Classroom: Going Out

by Kelly Hale, Lower Elementary Guide Elementary students are naturally curious and have a strong internal drive to connect with their world. These children are encouraged to explore their interests, both within the classroom, as well as beyond. When a classroom community goes on a field trip together, the teacher generally plans the excursion off […]

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Social Development in the Primary Classroom

by Lydia Mirocha You may have heard your child’s primary guide mention “Grace and Courtesy” lessons when talking about their classroom. The “Grace and Courtesy” lessons are not just a tool for classroom management. They actually fulfill a greater purpose for the children in our care. These lessons on how to act or respond to […]

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The Roots of Self-Discipline

by Ashley Crawford, Primary Guide The first time I walked into a Montessori environment, many years ago, the levels of independence and self-control the young children demonstrated simply amazed me. It was your typical Montessori touring experience: I observed silently in a classroom, witnessing children make all kinds of choices. Some were working alone, others […]

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Upcoming Open House (SW Campus) Wednesday, December 7! Limited space available for the current school year!

We hope your family can join us at the Vermont Street Campus in SW Portland for an upcoming Open House! We currently have limited 9:00-1:00 and 9:00-3:00 availability at our Vermont Street campus. Tour our campus, visit a classroom and meet our staff. Children are welcome! Wednesday, December 7 6:00-7:00pm Vermont Street Campus (4920 SW Vermont […]

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