This morning, we held our first "Coffee and Conversation" of the school year, covering the (expansive!) topic of "Montessori 101." There is so much to be said and discussed about the Montessori method, and about the magic that occurs in Montessori classrooms, and so these conversations simply skim the surface of these topics. Thank you to the current and prospective Lone Oak parents who attended and participated in today's discussion; it's wonderful to be part of such a collaborative, dedicated community of parents. We will offer many more opportunities throughout the school year to discuss the Montessori philosophy, and its implications both inside and outside of the classroom.
Keeping in mind that morning meetings don't work for all parents, we will be sure to offer the "Montessori 101" conversation again this fall, at an evening time slot. In the meantime, take a look at this handout, prepared by the wonderful blogger behind Montessori Mischief.
For those of you desiring more in-depth reading, check out any of the following:
- How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way (Tim Seldin)
- The Absorbent Mind (Maria Montessori)
- Montessori Madness (Trevor Eissler)
- Secret of Childhood (Maria Montessori)
All the best,