Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Twice is Nice
This photo makes me laugh. One of the children decided to do cloth washing, which is a big job. She wasn't doing just little cloths and doilies, but all our laundry, including hand towels and tablecloths. In another area of the room, I was folding laundry with a different child. As we put our folded towels into piles he kept saying, "Now I'll bring these to the library," which I assumed was the drawer and the shelves where the cloths belong. However, he was bringing them to the cloth washer, who then proceeded to wash all the clean laundry! Note my assistant's reaction. All in a day's work!
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."