Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
We created a miniature garden today in our summer program, as the weather prevented us from going outside. The paths got a little full of turquoise stones but I'm sure they will be less intense as the plants and moss grow in. We used found objects and some cuttings from plants. The children chose the rocks and shells, and we had some lively discussions over placement. The swing needs a bit of work, but, as always, the process is the thing! Now, who will live in the house?
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."