I love this snowman made from cutout snowflakes. So clever!
Montessori education does not like to label children. Søren Kierkegaard said it best,
Once you label me you negate me.
Labels box in our potential as complete human beings.
I’m old enough to remember pillbox hats that Jackie Kennedy made famous. I am enjoying the new style of Michelle Obama. She’s bringing into the mix new fashions and ideas. I thought she looked beautiful in her Isabel Toledo inaugural dress.
Studying change in clothing fashions during a presidential term shows how culture changes.
I’m watching President elect Obama’s inauguration live on CSPAN. It’s unbelievable to watch history in the making!
Nourishing the Spiritual Embryo:The Educational Vision of Maria Montessori shows how Montessori believed the purpose of life was intertwined with her vision of human education and growth.
Here is another interesting article by Ron Miller, What is the Montessori Method?
Early Reading Skills has so many ideas and links to help your child with reading skills. Anything that is fun to do will encourage your child to read.
Some of the best handwork you can do with your child is weaving. Preschool children can weave paper mats and older children can make a cardboard box loom for weaving. Here are some tagged sites that might be helpful.
I love squirrels! This newsletter has Montessori reading cards that are free to own. Just click and print on the files.