On Peace…

Community, by Cab Yau, September 21, 2018,

Perhaps the most profound aspects of Montessori education are those that we do not see. Montessori nourishes our children’s very character. Our hope is that, well nourished, our children will develop a sense of justice and a true understanding of peace. In celebration of The International Day of Peace, Anna Schwind offers the following for … Continue reading “On Peace…”

Lunches (Part 2) … The Bridge to Independence

Community, by Cab Yau, September 19, 2018,

A child’s path to independence is neither straight nor necessarily expeditious. But with preparation, we can foster environments that provide support on this path. Having covered the basics of lunches at school, let’s explore how to use this everyday activity to promote independence.  As with almost every skill children acquire, independent lunch-making is a gradual … Continue reading “Lunches (Part 2) … The Bridge to Independence”

Transition Time…

Community, by Cab Yau, September 11, 2018,

For many in our community, the joy of starting the school year comes with the challenge of adjusting to a new environments and new routines. The initial moment of transition – drop off – is often fraught with emotions both from parents and children. Making drop off quick and consistent is the best way to … Continue reading “Transition Time…”