Happy Nowruz!! This Persian holiday that represents spring & renewal is over 3000 years old. It predates both Christianity & Islam. Have you stopped by to look at our beautiful Haft Seen in the school foyer? It’s a collection of 7 items that symbolize a different hope for the new year. #norooz #missionmontessori #springequinox
Teamwork makes the mathematical dream work. The addition strip board is one of the first math materials that helps children memorize math facts thus paving the way for more abstract math.
Happy Friday & almost St. Patrick’s Day 🍀🍀
Lots of color matching today! #missionmontessori
Exploring, touching & mixing color w/ shaving cream & food coloring. ❤️💛💙
“May your hands always have work to do. May your pockets hold always a coin or two” ☘️March practical life shelfie. #montessori #shelfie
Today we harvested 2 baskets full of rainbow & Swiss chard, curly kale, 2 carrots & a ton of celery. Visit our stories to see the haul!! Children love helping in the garden & planting, growing & eating real food is such an amazing gift that we can give them 🌱🍃
Our infants & young toddlers have been learning about birds this month. Head over to our stories for some of the materials they have enjoyed working with. Each month we rotate our shelf & reading materials based on the interests of the children, seasons & to encourage their natural desire to learn! 🐦 🦢 🦅
Children literally absorb information effortlessly! Our role is to create a beautiful, rich environment that nurtures their independence, language development & discovery.
Learning about our 45 U.S. Presidents 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸this month is a great way to combine cultural studies & math. Cultural Studies is introduced at the primary 3-6 level & it’s one of my absolute favorite aspects about Montessori. Children are curious about everything. They want information about the world that they live in! The area of cultural studies includes social studies as well as botany, zoology, world terrain, geography, physics & earth science. #montessorieducationweek
When a child has mastered a certain material we can provide an extension, such as the blindfold, making the activity more complex. #montessorieducationweek
Look who woke up!! Little Poppy is out of hibernation & our friends are thrilled.
“Of all things LOVE is the most potent.” Maria Montessori ♥️
100th Day of School for our 1000th IG post!! I could not love these 100 year old ladies more. 👵🏼
L♥️VE is in the air & on the shelves. 🥰♥️😍
The Pig is the most prosperous sign! It represents wealth, luck and calmness. It’s the most rewarding year for the hard workers!! We had such fun making & eating dumplings today. Happy Chinese New Year!! 🧧🐷🎆🍀💰❤️ #gunghayfatchoy #yearofthepig #chinesenewyear #montessori #culturalstudies
I love how carefully she’s setting down the golden ten bead bar. Soon she’ll be using the golden beads to count by tens, understand bigger quantities & so much more. The skies the limit! 🙌🏼
Baby Camila is here!! She is already loved so much. 💗Congratulations to our sweet Ms. Gabby & her husband Alberto. 8.5 lbs 20oz 1/31/19 #mmbabies #welovebabies #montessoribaby