These 3 boys played ocean bingo together all morning & picked it right back up again after lunch! This is a perfect example of following the child. They initiated their activity, collaborated w/ one another & I think felt so much pleasure because it was their own work. 🦀🧜🏻♂️🐙🐳🌊#summer #oceanography #camp #montessori #preschool #lovetolean #missionviejo #missionmontessori #mmsummer #orangecounty #summercamp #childrenshouse #childrenshousemontessori
Soapy Sea Foam 🌊🐳Keep swiping for the recipe!! #mmsummer #oceanography #missionmontessori #missionviejo #montessorisummer #summercamp #funinthesun
Ocean animal activity. We put the writing exercise (worksheet) in a protective sleeve to use w/ a dry erase marker. This allows multiple children to do the activity & allows younger children the opportunity to quickly erase mistakes 🌊 🦀🦑🐙
These puzzles are fun for early readers. They have a control of error & guide children with sight words & long vowels.
Happy 4th of July 💥 💥 💥 Let freedom ring!! ♥️💙🇺🇸
We kicked off our Oceanography Summer Session with a visit from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium & C. Weed the Snail. The children LOVED the puppet show & hands on tide pool exhibits with live ocean animals.
Sometimes the movable alphabet is for an impromptu writing exercise of the abc’s.
One of my favorite things to do with our little friends. More in our stories!
Happy Fathers Day!! What an amazing turnout we had for our sporty Father’s Day event. Dad’s, grandparents & a few stand-in moms. We loved celebrating all of you 💙💙💙⚾️⚽️🏈
Maria Montessori observed that children have an unconscious inner drive towards order. This sense of order is from within, and will manifest in various ways. This little friend took it upon himself to organize the language boxes & took such focused care in the process. Swipe left!
Happy Monday! Love this one w/ the upside down eye mask. 💥 The knobbed cylinders assist w/ refining her visual senses. The cylinders vary by length or diameter depending on the block. She has mastered this one & is now doing it blindfolded relying only on her tactile senses. 🤚🏿 🖐🏻
Is it possible for your heart to burst & break simultaneously? Those are the emotions I’ve felt the last few weeks as this beautiful lady prepares for her next journey. Ms. Kera has been part of our Montessori team for almost 10 years. To say I will miss her is an understatement but I’m so excited for what the Lord has in store for her as she becomes part of the Saddleback Church ministry team. I love you @k_laguna & am so thankful for your years at MM.
Filling up for the weekend! It was a busy Friday & I loved observing these busy bees on the playground today 🖤
These little friends are 3-5 years old! They’ve worked so hard all spring. Visit our stories for more snippets of the spring dance show. 🌟
Getting ready for the upcoming week after a great 3-day weekend! Here are some shelfie snaps of one of our three primary classrooms. 1. Practical life 2. Cultural studies 3. Geography 4. Sensorial 5. Math & Language.
Happy Memorial Day & long may she wave!! The red of our flag represents hardiness & valor. White for purity & innocence and blue for vigilance, perseverance & justice. Today we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom & privilege we enjoy. We are forever grateful. 🇺🇸🎗#americathebeautiful #freedom #montessori #memorialday #neverforget #christianmontessori
Happy Saturday! A quick glimpse at one of our classrooms from our recent end of the year open house. Dr. Maria Montessori — 'The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.'
MM Families join us this Thursday evening for a glimpse into your child’s day. The children are looking forward to sharing some of their favorite materials & exhibiting their artwork.