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Making Choices

The essence of independence is to be able to do something for oneself.                                                       Maria Montessori Several weeks ago I had a conversation with my daughter who is a senior in college. She told me that she had to make a choice whether or not to go to some events, and was having a hard time…

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A Letter About Our Future Kindergarteners

The human hand, so delicate and so complicated, not only allows the mind to reveal itself but it enables the whole being to enter into special relationships with its environment.                                                                                                                                                 –Maria Montessori I am often asked, Why Montessori for the kindergarten year?  You chose Westshore Montessori School for your child’s preschool because you wanted…

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Montessori and Learning Styles

In many of the lessons used in the Montessori Classroom, we appeal to the variety of learning styles a child might have – visual, kinetic, rational, etc. You might have heard of these types as Gardner’s “Theory of Multiple Intelligences.” When he first theorized about multiple intelligences in 1983, Howard Gardner was writing about something…

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Allowing Opportunities For Movement

Written by Maren Schmidt on March 8th, 2015 A kid’s got to move.  Observing a few minutes at a playground will attest to that.  You don’t see children sitting around if they have the chance to run, jump, climb, or skip.  Children are in a sensitive period of development for movement from birth to about age five-and-a-half.…

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