Entries by StAndrewsBoss1

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Ten Top New Year’s Resolutions for Montessori Families

Is there anything that you would like to do differently in 2020? Positive change is a good thing and it’s even better when done together, as a family. Have a look at these New Year’s resolutions inspired by Maria Montessori’s learning philosophy, which is all about slowing down, taking in the moment and allowing children […]

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Practical Life: Collage

A collage is defined as an artistic composition made up from a collection of various materials glued on a surface. So, taking different things and sticking them together. At St. Andrew’s Montessori we love using collage not only a means of artistic expression but as a way of inspiring creativity and engaging the natural curiosity […]

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Montessori in the kitchen

Children love to imitate their parents – that’s how they learn! They love to get involved and participate in daily life, even the most mundane of exercises, like washing the dishes or setting the table. The kitchen is a great place to apply Montessori principles in your home (giving your child little jobs to do […]

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Cultural Studies: Science (Living & Non-Living)

Embedded in the heart of Montessori learning is the idea that children are naturally curious and it’s our job, as parents and directresses, to nurture this innate desire to explore and discover. Our Science lesson on ‘Living and Non-Living’ will not only help children to classify their world and develop a sense of order but […]

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Christmas Party – Fundraising for Shelter

I think we can all agree that loads of fun was had at this years Christmas party, whether you were relaxing with cake and a cuppa, or trying to convince Santa you had been nice and not naughty! Thank you to all our elves for manning the selfie station, café, face painting and generally sprinkling […]

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London Metropolitan Police Christmas Tree Appeal

A huge thank you to all our lovely families for their extremely generous donations towards this wonderful initiative where we can actively give back to the community by buying a Christmas Present that will go to children in care, disadvantaged families, refuges or hospitals all over London. The children were absolutely thrilled when they saw […]

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A Montessori Christmas – thoughtful giving

You might have heard that less is more. But is it – really? Maria Montessori believed so. A Montessori learning environment is a controlled space with limited clutter that allows for clarity of thought and mastery of skills. A Montessori lifestyle encourages us to slow down, plan less and pay more attention to one another […]

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Language: Sound Bingo

Sound Bingo is a fun activity in the Montessori classroom for children still learning sounds OR for children who already know sounds. It’s great for multiple children and aims to reinforce letters and sounds, which are, of course, the building blocks for reading. If you know how the game of Bingo works, you’ll catch on […]

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Ten tips to parenting Montessori style

Montessori is not just an approach to education, it’s a lifestyle – and is something that we can apply to our parenting in an effort to embrace holistic development when it comes our children and families. And guess what? You might have be practicing Montessori without even realising it! Maria Montessori said, “Never help a […]

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Sensorial: Sound Cylinders

The Sound Cylinders tutorial is part of the Sensorial area of the Montessori classroom. Through matching sounds, children will learn auditory discrimination as well as a sense of order.  There are also some fun extensions that can be applied to this very simple lesson. Have a look at the below tutorial by My Montessori Works […]

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Montessori materials – why they’re different

The materials used in Montessori classrooms are specifically designed, chosen and engineered to provide children with opportunities to discover, learn and create through independent learning, repetition, and practice. Materials are sensory-based, simple to use, guiding children through the Montessori curriculum, as they increase in complexity. Children are introduced to the Montessori materials by the Montessori […]