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The Five Great Stories 2nd plane of development elementary lower elementary montessori elementary upper elementary Jan 22, 2022

The five Great Stories are an important and unique group of stories that provide the Elementary children with a “big picture” of life and the world around them. The stories lead children to contemplate the past, discover the present, and imagine the future. At the same time, the...

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Compassion in the Upper Elementary 2nd plane of development compassion discipline elementary independence Sep 22, 2021

 “If human unity—which is a fact in nature—is going at last to be organized, it will be done only by an education that will give appreciation of all that has been done by human cooperation.”

~ Dr. Maria Montessori

In this year of considering the aspect of compassion...

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Compassion in Music & Performing Arts compassion music Sep 21, 2021

“A community united by the ideals of compassion and creativity has incredible power. Arts of all kinds—music, literature, traditional arts, visual arts—can lift a community” ~ Martin O’Malley 

The connection between Music and the Performing Arts and teaching...

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Ancient Civilizations and the Second Plane child elementary montessori elementary Apr 22, 2021

Children in the second plane of development (ages 6-12) are drawn to learning the why of the world. The story of the human being is a story of how people have fulfilled their fundamental human needs, both physical and spiritual. A big part of the Montessori curriculum for history is the...

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Building Independence in Elementary Children 2nd plane of development freedom and responsibility independence lower elementary upper elementary Oct 15, 2020

Through the freedom and activity given to the child, the child gains knowledge about the responsibilities of their family and school community. As the child becomes more active, it is the adult’s responsibility to make the child aware of how they could be responsible for their own...

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Freedom and Responsibility in the Elementary Classroom 2nd plane of development discipline freedom and responsibility lower elementary upper elementary Sep 17, 2020

Traditional schools and Montessori schools often differ greatly in their views of Freedom and Responsibility. In traditional schools, freedom and responsibility are usually opposites. Discipline is imposed by the adult and the feelings of the child do not matter. The child is to obey the teacher...

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Education on Race and History in the Butler Montessori Elementary Program 2nd plane of development community history lower elementary upper elementary Jun 22, 2020

Upon entering the Elementary classroom you will be struck by the noise level, the work scattered across all surfaces (watch your step!), and the enthusiasm with which the children discuss the happenings of the day, week, month, and year. We are a busy bunch. We have much important work to do. We...

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Toddler Time and Independence dressing independence preschool shoes young children's community Jun 03, 2019

Children in the Young Children's Community thrive in an appropriately sized environment that is their classroom. Here they have a very structured routine set up to allow them the time to make choices and practice skills that they feel drawn toward. Dressing is a big theme in this classroom...

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Going Out elementary May 20, 2019

A critical component to the Elementary curriculum, known as Cosmic Education, is Going Out. Students initiate their independent exploration beyond the walls of the classroom whether it is to go to a larger public library, a museum or to interview an expert in the field they are studying....

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