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Materials : Simple to Complex

Please note that there are problems with this post and I’ve talked about, and fixed, those problems here. Thanks for reading!

[They do] it with [their] hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of [their] intelligence. ~ Maria Montessori

In Ms. Hart’s presentation she explained the characteristics of the Montessori Materials:
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Reminder : Parent Education Event

One more reminder of our parent Education event tomorrow — MONTESSORI FUNDAMENTALS from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Library.  Please consider pre-registering but, if you absolutely cannot, please come on the night.  You will be most welcome.  It will be a wonderful evening and an opportunity to learn more about the philosophy taught at our school as well as to meet and socialize with other parents.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Montessori Parent Education Evening

Tuesday, October 24 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Library
Maple Grove PAC invites you to the Fundamentals of Montessori Education, an engaging and interactive evening session with Maple Grove’s primary Montessori Teacher, Elizabeth Hart. In a ‘show and tell’ format you will learn about the Montessori Philosophy, Methodology and what it looks like at Maple Grove School. This is the first in a 3-Part series that will be presented throughout our 2017-18 school year

All Maple Grove Parents and Teachers Are Welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how our dual track school programs compliment and support one another.  You will also meet other parents and I hear there might be baked goods.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION & TO REGISTER PLEASE RETURN THIS Montessori Education Form BY NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 19th.

Thank you and I can’t wait to see each and every one of you there!

Money Money Money

Hello Everyone,

Moving forward, I’m going to try really hard to update the blog every Monday (“Montessori Monday”). I hope to have interesting and illuminating content this year including:

  • the new BC curriculum and how it affects Montessori
  • Montessori materials posts
  • Interviews with teachers and administrators
  • book reviews
  • a history of Montessori at the VSB

But first… I want to talk straight about Money.

You have all received your PAC Welcome packages and been asked for $250 per child. You might be wondering:

  • why we ask for money at all?
  • why we ask Montessori parents for more money than traditional parents?
  • what we do with all that money?

I am going to break it down. Continue reading