A place for everything & everything in its place.
Roy. G. Biv. 🌈
Staff highlight here on Monday’s at MM! Let me introduce you to Ms. Kera... “Hi! I’ve been part of MM since 2009. It has always felt like home to me. I was in the process of getting my teaching credential & began working as a teacher’s assistant. At the time I didn’t know much about the Montessori philosophy. In a short time though I was so impressed at how independent, calm and respectful the children were towards the classroom environment, staff, and each other. I decided to forgo my credential and completed the Montessori AMS certification instead. I’ve been happily teaching ever since! One of my favorite things is leading our Bible class. Sowing seeds in little lives and watching them accept Jesus in their heart is such a precious thing to experience. In my down time you can find me walking my dog on the beach or hiking in the canyon. I also serve on the women’s ministry team at my church as a mentor for young women.”
The Buddha Board is irresistible for children (& adults). The brush glides across the board w/ water that then quickly evaporates creating a “blank slate”...unless they use a little too much water 😂 The Buddha Board is intended for zen & relaxing mindfulness.
The minimal amount of paperwork can sometimes be hard for Montessori parents. What are you doing all day?!? Not to fret though! We are busy touching, moving, sounding-out, rolling, polishing, wiping, smelling, listening, tasting, pouring, sorting, spreading, spilling, cleaning-up, concentrating, talking, laughing, sometimes crying but always learning. Happy Monday!
This little one is a first year primary friend. She chose this pin punching job on her very first week. I was amazed at her fine motor ability & concentration. This is not typical of a young 3 year old. But how wonderful that we’re able to meet her exactly where she’s at. There are many exercises in the Montessori environment that help strengthen fine motor before writing is introduced. Each child progresses at his/her own pace.
First art lesson of the new school year! Identifying color, learning about brush strokes & building our artistic development.
Pink tower lesson from an older friend. Ahh... mixed ages. So many beautiful benefits. 💗
It’s been a wonderful, busy & productive first week back! Love these happy, faces 😄
One of our new primary friends exploring his classroom at today’s Meet & Greet!
We’re officially ready! Can’t wait to see all of our new & returning friends next week. Swipe left to see the rest of this beautiful classroom & to “meet” Ms. Alexa who will be joining Ms. Kera.
Team work makes the dream work! Cleaning, cutting, collaborating & painting this week. We’re getting close...
Plant care is one of my favorite things about Montessori. There is concrete cause & effect. Children gain autonomy & responsibility. It is a beautiful thing to observe. Last week of summer folks! We’re excited to get back to our fall routine. #careofenvironment #practicallife #montessorischool #montessorichild
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At the car wash 💦🚙Last summer water- play day! #missionmontessori #summerfun #toddlerplay #montessoritoddler #missionviejo #waterplay #waterfun
“Spaghetti, spaghetti, all over the place, Up to my elbows--up to my face, over the carpet and under the chairs, into the hammock and wound round the stairs...” Spaghetti art & poetry w/ Shel Silverstein today🍝 🎨#shelsilverstein #montessori #montessorisummer #summercamp #missionviejo #lovetoread #lovetolearn #orangecounty #art #sensory #sensoryplay #sensoryart
Dressed-up as our favorite book characters today! Swipe left for more cuteness!! #lovetoread #summersalmostover #missionviejo #bookcharacterday #wackywednesday #pippilongstocking #frida #pinkalicious #frozen #disney
Story time glimpse in honor of National Book Lovers Day. In all honesty though every day is book lovers day over here!! ♥️♥️♥️ #nationalbookloversday