Montessori Moments

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Mrs. McAuley with daughter, Ella
Mrs. McAuley with daughter, Ella

Have you got one?  

A Montessori Moment?  

A time when you sat up and took special notice of marked growth in a certain area?
Or a particular instance on a particular day when something interesting occurred?
Or a funny conversation you had with your child about school?
Or an important relationship that developed in your child’s VdM experience that you’ll never forget?  
Maybe a couple of moments?  
Several?  

Villa di Maria Families, 

We would love to hear from you!  Please ponder your child’s Montessori experience (or your children’s Montessori experiences) at Villa di Maria.  Perhaps jot down all the “stand-outs” that come immediately to mind- small but memorable all the way to enormous and mind-shifting.  Interesting.  Notable.  Humorous.  Curious.  Heartwarming. Surprising.  The gamut.  Then choose ONE per child and describe the moment.  You could write a sentence or two or a paragraph or two.  Finally, send your Montessori Moments our way (email megm@villadimaria.org) so that we can share with the VdM community.

Thank you much!  We can’t wait to receive all the “wonderfulness”!

Warmly, 

Your VdM People

Mrs. Anderson with daughter, Cecilia
Mrs. Anderson with daughter, Cecilia

Turning X’s into Squares

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Montessori math lesson reinforced at the St. Louis Science Center!  Got to appreciate that!

From VdM Parent, Cab Yau:

I love this picture of Hank from our spring break in St. Louis.  We were at the Science Center, and he ran to the display that said “math.”  He loved these turn-an-x (hexagon, octagon, triangle, etc.) -into-a-square puzzles.  I asked him if they were kind of like his equivalence plates.  It was pretty cool because each one was broken into specific shapes that you had to make fit into the other shape, and it told of the person who found out about this particular equivalence – and some were fairly recent (1926!).

A Roma!

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Family Favazza journeyed to Italy over their spring break, and by the photographs, it definitely appears that much was seen, enjoyed and savored while in Rome!  Much appreciation for sharing with us!  

 

 

 

Where Did We Go? What Did We Do?

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Next installment of VdM Spring Break Shout-outs!

Cade and Evie living it up at Cocoa Beach!  The warm sun.  The blue sky.  Sigh...
Cade and Evie living it up at Cocoa Beach!  The warm sun.  The blue sky.  Sigh…
Camille, hitting the beach, and...
Camille, hitting the beach, and…
Hiking mountains in Santa Barbara, California!  That girl knows how to vacation!
Hiking mountains in Santa Barbara, California!  That girl knows how to vacation!
Family Garcia, preparing to let that Easter Bunny know who the VdM kids are!  
Family Garcia, preparing to let that Easter Bunny know who the VdM kids are!  

Seth and Ollie traveled to Tybee Beach to swim in the Atlantic, and they disc-golfed in Birmingham, Alabama AFTER Seth returned from the MMUN in New York City.  THAT is one heck of a spring break! 

THANK YOU for sharing your pictures with us!  More to come!