Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Every year we have a Family Night where the children get to show their environment to their family. It is always a special night, one that confirms the children actually have absorbed their presentations as they tell their family members to, "take one at a time," or "this is how you carry the globe" and so on. My favorite is, "This is glass. It is breakable so you must carry it carefully, with two hands." They are so proud of their competence. The photos above show a lovely moment of discovery.
I am a Montessori teacher who just completed my 10th year. I feel lucky to have found a calling that incorporates so many of my interests: music, theater, art, literature, and sports. I adore singing, tennis, and gardening. I have three fabulous children ranging in age from 14-21 (all Montessori-educated). Montessori opened up the world for me. I found out I love practical life and making beautiful things, which I have dubbed "Jane Austen Time."