Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This year has produced the most prolific group of writers I have ever had in Casa II. In addition, the children often want to write and put on plays but generally lack the skills of direction they need to make it happen. Today, one of the girls wrote a lovely play about fish and frogs in a pond. The fish swim and play, the frogs lay eggs, tadpoles grow, and finally, the new frogs hop up on land. She assigned parts, and everyone actually did what they were supposed to do when they were supposed to do it! Of course, they did throw in three random dogs, a cat, and a unicorn at the end but at least there was a beginning, a middle and an end. Success! Next stop, Broadway!
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."