Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Thursday, March 25, 2010
A Marley Moment (no, not the rabbit)
This child has been working nonstop in Geography, moving from puzzle maps to flags. This morning, he decided to do the parts of the fish. Now, he is a quiet child but he has become so much more assured in this, his second year. He came and stood by my chair in his subdued way and said with a sweet, little smile, "Look at my fish." It took me a few seconds--how about you? Yes, he incorporated the flag of Jamaica in the body of his fish. I knew our materials were cross-disciplinary, but this was a bit unexpected! Very apropos also, because I started teaching the children "Three Little Birds" today.
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."