100 Board

One of our very proud preschoolers has just completed the 100 Board. The joy in that face says it all. Children should love learning! Learning mathematical concepts in a Montessori classroom begins concretely and progresses towards the abstract. They are developed from simple to complex. Process is taught first and facts come later. Order, coordination,…

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori believed it was important to study what humans have in common to instill in the child a greater sense of belonging to the universe. Humans all over the world share the same common needs. By examining the similarities and differences of humans around the globe, we build a sense of connection to all…

Swiss Bell Ringers

Some of the lovely Swiss Bell Ringers came for a visit during Music last Friday. They played us many Holiday favorites and the children even got to try some bell ringing of their own! Thank you for the visit and for teaching us about your beautiful instrument. Go check them out TONIGHT, December 19, at…

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Thankful Thoughts

Here at Growing Light, we are thankful to all of the families for sharing their children with us each day. We are thankful to the children for sharing their light with us. We celebrated Thanksgiving by sharing the story of Stone Soup. Coming together as a community to create something wonderful was the theme. We…

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Mixed-Age Grouping

One of our Kindergarteners is giving a younger peer a lesson on word building. The mixed-age grouping in a Montessori classroom is beneficial in so many ways. Older children learn to be patient and tolerant, and serve as role models and teachers for the younger children. When an older child teaches a younger one, it…

Fall Colors

One of our teachers pointed out the beautiful Fall colors on the tree through our window. We decided it looked like a painting. Then we found another painting-like view from the “library”. Both photos had to be taken kneeling down. This is what the children see! Loving our windows and Fall.