Montessori Education

Korey wrote an article about Montessori Education for the August issue of Central Coast Family. Check it out... page three.

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Montessori Kickball!

Children’s House Montessori School, Atascadero, elementary students, hosted the upper elementary students from Montessori Children’s School, San Luis Obispo for a kickball game. Coach Sam took this group photo. A fun time was had by all!

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The Life of Maria Montessori and Parent Education Night

Our Parent Education Evening #2 was a great success. Thank you so much to everyone who attended.

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In keeping with our every-other year tradition, our 3rd-6th level students performed the play, "The Life of Maria Montessori". They did an excellent job of presenting her life from childhood, to being the first woman doctor in Italy, to her first school in 1907 and finally to her exile from Italy during WWII. All that in 20 minutes! If you haven't seen it, don't miss it when it is performed again two years from now.

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After the performance, our staff talked about some of the many characteristics of a Montessori environment from Toddler through Upper Elementary and the developmental theories behind the Montessori philosophy. We also talked about how to make the home environment more consistent with what is successful for the students at school. If you were unable to attend, but would like a hand-out, we have some available here. We hope to see you all here for our Parent Education Evening #3 on December 5, when we will talk about Dr. Montessori's vision for what she called her Cosmic Education.


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Developing Independence with Montessori

From our first Parent Education Night:
What does “independent ownership” look like? In this video, “Layers of the Earth”, a level four student gives a lesson to the level three students. What you see is an independent level four (upper elementary) Montessorian who looked at a piece of candy and saw a physical geography concept. She envisioned a lesson and made it a reality. She prepared the materials and reviewed the concepts. And then she taught it to some children. No adult asked her to do this. She used her free time to prepare. For her, this was an extremely enjoyable activity and what she most enjoyed was the understanding that this was her lesson to give. And she had been doing this for three years in the lower elementary classroom too! ~Bill


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Google Honors Maria Montessori

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“On Friday, August 31, Google will honor Maria Montessori on her 142nd birthday with a "Google Doodle." What does this mean? The Google homepage will display the Google logo built from common Montessori classroom materials! 

In fact, as of this writing, the Google Doodle can be seen on Google homepages in other countries already!  For example, visit
Google in India or Australia to see the Doodle RIGHT NOW!  This is a tremendous honor and one that will be seen by millions of people worldwide.

As many of you already know, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin both attended a Montessori school as children.  During an interview with Barbara Walters in 2004, Page and Brin credited their years as Montessori students as a major factor contributing to their success. They said that their Montessori education allowed them to learn to think for themselves, taught them to be self-directed and self-starters, and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.

Google has been known to vary their logo from time to time to honor famous people or events, often referred to as a Google Doodle. Make sure to visit
Google on August 31st to see the logo as it will only be displayed for one day.

Happy Birthday, Maria!”
The above info is quoted from Go Montessori

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