Ever Wonder…?

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How your Head of School spends her summer months?

Well, wonder no more, Villa di Maria!

Summer Highlights by Mrs. Laura Ceretti-Michelman:

Summer break is winding down, and it definitely went by too quickly.
This summer we spent a ton o’ time with my brother, David, and his children, Jack and Kate, which meant lots of good cousin fun for Ben and Natalie. Continue reading “Ever Wonder…?”

TWO! MORE! DAYS!

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Cade showing the Cardinals Baseball Book and the Royals Baseball Book. Evie is showing Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes and 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Cade showing the Cardinals Baseball Book and the Royals Baseball Book. Evie is showing Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes and 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

To send in the titles of those summer reads for our VdM Summer Reading Challenge!

Cade and Evie bring us from 182 book meters to 213 book meters with their most recent submissions!  EXTRA AWESOME! Continue reading “TWO! MORE! DAYS!”

Mrs. Maria Burr’s Creation: The Bambini Guide

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“This is the bright new hope for mankind.”

-Maria Montessori

From Mrs. Maria Burr:

I had an incredible Montessori-filled summer as I began Montessori Assistants to Infancy training (0 to 3 years)! It has been a life-changing, transformative experience!  Throughout training, I felt compelled to find a way to bring Montessori to more and more families right from the beginning of life, so I began a new project: The Bambini Guide. Continue reading “Mrs. Maria Burr’s Creation: The Bambini Guide”

The Milos Family, Makin’ the Most of Missouri

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From Mrs. Robyn Milos, Director of Education:

The Milos Gang is becoming quite good at two day trips, so kicked off our summer with a two-day journey to Springfield, Missouri to go through Fantastic Caverns. Did you know the first explorers to have gone inside to explore the Cave were 12 WOMEN?! Awesome! We experienced complete darkness in the cave!  Breathtaking!  Continue reading “The Milos Family, Makin’ the Most of Missouri”

THE VERY FIRST!

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Cristina Kerr, our Primary 2 Assistant, journeyed to Rome this summer and VISITED THE VERY FIRST MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE.  Dr. Maria Montessori’s own Casa dei Bambini!  Instantaneous delight upon reading Cristina’s words- what a treasured experience for her as she not only lives and breathes Montessori, but she also graduated with her AMI Montessori diploma this summer.  Many, MANY thanks to Cristina for this beautiful share! Continue reading “THE VERY FIRST!”