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Lending a hand

January 22, 2016 8:09 pm Published by
There are always moments in my day that I am beyond amazed at the things my students do. Just the other day a student of mine sat next to me and read a book that a week ago was “too tricky”. But this time I am amazed by them in a whole new way. I… Learn More

Staying warm in the cold weather

November 21, 2015 6:26 pm Published by
I know that I personally love being outside in the winter. I love playing in the snow, building snow forts, and most of all going sledding. But as the weather gets colder spending time outside also means that we have to start dressing a lot warmer. There is a Norwegian saying: “There is no such thing… Learn More

Time well spent

November 4, 2015 2:20 pm Published by
In all honesty I don’t watch a lot of television, mainly because I don’t have cable but also because Netflix is enough for me. However, the other day I was watching television with my friend and saw the new LEGO commercial. When it first started I thought how much it sounded like the Montessori philosophy of… Learn More

How to overcome the “I can’t” feeling

October 30, 2015 2:22 pm Published by
We have all been there, the moments when we just want to give up because we feel like we just can’t “do it”. I know that I feel it when I am trying to do a hard workout and I see it in my students when I am asking them to complete a new challenging work.… Learn More

Apps for kids

September 27, 2015 10:32 am Published by
No matter where you go these days you are going to see children using some type of electronic device. It is part of our culture to allow our kids to play with phones or tablets to help keep them entertained. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with this – I totally get… Learn More

Things are changing!

June 3, 2015 2:00 pm Published by
I am sure most of you know this already but ADM is expanding to the building across the street (1808-1810 W. 99th). The space is currently being remodeled and will be ready for students when summer school starts! The new space will act as a new 3-6 classroom as well as a space for our… Learn More

Safe Walking

May 27, 2015 6:33 am Published by
As the weather gets nicer I know that my students and myself enjoy spending more time outside. We go on walks, go to the park, observe our suroundings, just about everything you an think about we do. One thing that I always stress about is how to be safe outside. I always remind them to… Learn More

What is Positive Discipline?

May 3, 2015 6:31 pm Published by
I know that I have written about positive discipline before but I came across this video and it really helped me understand it even more! I hope that you are able to get as much as I did out of it. Learn More

Why Read?

March 22, 2015 6:52 pm Published by
Almost every day after nap time I have my students sit on the rug while I read to them. We have currently been reading Jack and Annie books and they LOVE them. We read for about 30 minutes while the students are able to not only listen but also answer questions and predict what will… Learn More

Organized Chaos

March 9, 2015 2:04 pm Published by
One of my favorite things about working in the Montessori classroom is when I am able to take a step back and look at all the things that are going on in my classroom. Now there are totally some days when I look and see kids running, using the red rods as boat oars, books being… Learn More