Pinch Pots: An Upper Elementary Lesson

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Working with clay is an immensely satisfying endeavor; aside from the actual resulting work, the process is enjoyable and relaxing, and a good example of hand work done in the Elementary classrooms. Here, an Upper Elementary student gives a lesson on how to make pinch pots to a group of her peers on a beautiful sunny afternoon, making use of their lovely outdoor work space.  Continue reading “Pinch Pots: An Upper Elementary Lesson”

Famous People Who Attended Montessori: David Blaine

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Along the thread of circuses and magic, we wanted to explore one famous magician, illusionist, and endurance artist who just so happened to attend a Montessori school when he was young: David Blaine.  Continue reading “Famous People Who Attended Montessori: David Blaine”

Circus Night 2018!

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On the first day of May, the Villa di Maria community came together for our Annual Circus Night, complete with wonderful activities for the kids (and grown ups), a wonderful show by some of the dynamic performers from Circus Harmony and a delicious dinner from Chipotle. Lots and lots of photos from the fun, below.  Continue reading “Circus Night 2018!”

Weaving: A Montessori Story

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At Villa di Maria’s student art show a couple of weekends ago, no one could miss the huge loom and woven art that was presented just opposite the front door of Reese Gallery. This student-made work-in-progress was born organically within the Montessori classroom. Find out how, below.  Continue reading “Weaving: A Montessori Story”

Give STL Day!

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Today is Give STL Day! If you are looking for a way to support a wonderful cause (and have a huge impact on the world’s future: our children!), today is the day to give. VdM’s Board of Trustees has generously challenged our community to raise $1,800 in 24 hours. If we accomplish this, they will match, dollar-for-dollar, each contribution made today. Find out more, below. Continue reading “Give STL Day!”