It is with great joy that we introduce the newest member of our team. Melissa Fox joined the VdM community in January as our resident Reading Specialist. Melissa has been diligently working to support the children in our environments. We are so happy to have her! Describe your educational background. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree … Continue reading “Introducing Melissa Fox”
One of my favorite things about Villa di Maria is our commitment to nurturing a culture of reading. Language lessons, reading corners, libraries and read-alouds are in every classroom. Children are welcome to read alone, in groups or to each other. For those who struggle to find ease with reading, our reading specialist, Melissa Fox, is … Continue reading “A Culture of Reading and the Book Club!”
A quick summer hello from Villa di Maria! As we just pass the mark of being one month out of school, we wanted to offer some thoughts for this special time of year. Read on to hear what our fabulous Reading Specialist, Melissa Fox, suggests to keep reading and working memory going over the summer! … Continue reading “Summer Reading…”
Some of the simplest lessons are the most enjoyable to observe! During the Practical Life work of bead-stringing, a child builds her ability to concentrate, complete a task in a particular order, and so much more!