Practical Life – Part 3

Today we conclude our series on Practical Life.  One important aspect of the Practical Life environment is that all the materials used are real life objects. Maria Montessori was a great believer in the “reality” principle – objects and tasks should reflect real life, with instruments adapted to a child’s size and potentiality. The Practical […]

Practical Life – Part 2

Today we continue our series exploring the Practical Life area of the Montessori classroom, focusing in this post on the ways in which Practical Life skills benefit other curriculum areas.  Many of the exercises in the Practical Life area are preparation exercises of Sensorial works. The exercises help to fine tune the development of the […]

Parent Education: Practical Life – Part 1

Today we are looking back at a series that we posted back in the summer, Practical Life.  In a Montessori classroom, the Practical Life area is one of the first areas that a child explores. This section of the classroom provides the child with real-life materials that help to develop coordination, concentration, independence, and order. […]

Feeding Your Preschooler: What’s a Normal Daily Menu?

We’re pulling from our archives to talk about daily menus for toddlers. “My child isn’t eating,” is a common statement from parents of three-year-olds. At the end of a school day, parents are often surprised that the lunch they so lovingly prepared is barely touched. When teachers are asked, they often say they encouraged the […]

Why Montessori?

Montessori’s education program is unique. Children are encouraged to make decisions and play an active role in the classroom. A solid foundation at each level promotes strong academic skills and a true love of learning. An authentic Montessori program is based on self-direction, builds a strong sense of self, sustained concentration and development of independence. […]

Spanish Immersion Program at MASS

Spanish Immersion Program coming to MASS! MASS is excited to announce we are offering a Spanish/English dual immersion program beginning this August for the 2014 school year. In this program, your child will be immersed in a rich, dual-language environment incorporating Montessori materials represented in BOTH Spanish and English. A certified teacher will guide your […]

Winter Break is How Long?

With Winter Break halfway behind us, many parents may be wondering how to fill some of the waking hours. Here are a few things you can do inside and out, so when you hear, “I’m bored!” scan the list for a few ideas. Go On a Scavenger Hunt Inside scavenger hunts could include hiding parts […]

Technology in the Classroom: What Teachers Think About the Latest Trends

Edudemic shares an interesting perspective on current developments in the classroom, including the incorporation of various forms of technology – how teachers feel about the top 10 current educational trends. European and North American teachers were polled by Menco Platform, social knowledge-sharing platform, to see which trends were exciting and which were more hype than […]