Children love the act of pouring real things. Her activity is given purpose because carrying breakable dishes on a tray requires concentration & transferring delicate items w/o spilling requires focus. One principle behind this is called control of error. She is learning to self-correct w/o an adult pointing out mistakes. By using breakable objects she understands she must walk slowly & carry things w/ two hands. By pouring small objects such as rice or lentils she is independently building concentration. And if she does spill she knows there are small brooms & dustpans available nearby.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” 1 Corinthians 13 Happy Valentines Day from all of us at MM 💘💞🥰💖
“The essence of independence is to be able to do something for ones self.” Maria Montessori
Swipe left. Sometimes a lesson is so engaging that it draws a crowd! That’s the beauty of individual lessons & mixed aged classrooms. There are so many opportunities for organically drawing children in.
Domino math ▫️➕▪️
Banana slicing 🍌 One of our absolute favorites. Easy to peel, easy to prepare & always a favorite to eat! #montessoritoddler #montessori #practicallife #foodprep #toddlerlife
Hope everyone had a great 3-day weekend. We’re back at it today!! Here’s a glimpse of some of our beautiful Montessori math shelves. I’ll never forget the pivotal moment when Montessori math resonated w/ me. I was working as an assistant & my mentor teacher was giving a math lesson. As I observed something clicked & I knew if I’d learned math in this way I would have had a very different school experience. At the time, I was going to college to become a public elementary teacher. That day my path began to alter. I am so thankful for the journey Montessori has lead me on!! #montessori #montessorimath #montessorishelfie
I interrupt your Sunday to bring you this amazing lady... Our lead infant teacher, Ms. Tina, has been w/ MM 10 years!! I am truly so thankful for her. She has such an incredible work ethic, she’s so creative in her classroom & is the ultimate caretaker of others. We ♥️♥️♥️ you Ms. Tina!!! Thank you for 🔟 wonderful years!!
Those tricky baric tablets! By wearing a blindfold he is isolating the senses to match only by weight. He was truly tickled w/ the process.
2019 was a wonderful whirlwind! We celebrated 10 years!! We welcomed SIX beautiful staff babies which caused us to stretch & transition in ways I’d like to avoid for the next decade 😜 We bid farewell to loved ones & welcomed new ones! . . . Happy New Year to everyone. I feel privileged to do something that I truly love. I look forward to learning, sharing & growing from & with all of you in 2020. . . . #montessorischool #montessorifamily #newyear #2020 #topnine #missionviejo #montessorichild #montessorishelfie #montessoritoddler #montessorishelf #montessoriathome #montessoriactivity #montessorikids #tactilelearning #childhoodunplugged #kidsofinstagram #kidsactivities #thestruggleisreal #thestruggleisessential #mariamontessori #godisgood
The most precious gift we can give our children is the opportunity to reach their fullest potential by fostering their independence. One way we do this in the Montessori classroom is by allowing children to help care for their environment. My friend here is carefully polishing the leaves of a plant. 💚💚💚 #montessorieducation #montessorischoolsofinstagram #montessorischool #montessorischool #montessoriwork #montessorichild #practicallife #montessoriactivity #montessorikids #childrenshouse #practicallife
Joyeux Noël!! I’m perfectly positive there’s nothing cuter on your feed than this. ❤️🖤❤️🖤. So proud of these tiny little dancers!
“Be truly glad. There is wonderful JOY ahead.” Peter 1:6 ♥️♥️♥️
One of the most beautiful elements of Montessori is the mixed-age classroom. The kindness & empathy that evolves as the child transitions from learner to leader is truly a privilege to witness.
Today’s hot lunch helper 🍝
“The child who concentrates is immensely happy.” MM She worked contently on this from beginning to end w/ no need for external praise or encouragement. Because this is in our early morning care there are children combined from other classrooms, parents dropping off in the background & toddlers chirping (hence sound off) but none of it disturbed her!
It just rained 3 days straight? Doesn’t phase her a bit... there’s work to be done! Loving this waterproof lined apron from @sewcute_handmade #montessoritoddler #montessori #montessorischool #plantcare
Lunch is an exceptional part of our day at MM.🍴🍴🍴 • We love preparing & offering our kiddos healthy, delicious food & they usually love it too!!• ➡️➡️➡️On today’s menu... turkey meatballs, mashed potatoes w/ turkey gravy, sautéed green beans & pomegranate arils. It’s what’s for lunch. 🍴🦃