Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Dice Race

This game has been used with great results at the University of Toronto’s Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School. It was introduced to me by Lab School Teachers – Julie Comay and Carol Stephenson in my OISE … Continue reading

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Real and breakable

To some, one of the most surprising differences between a Montessori classroom for ages 2-5 and a Kindergarten classroom for ages 4-5 is that the Montessori classroom has many breakable items: ceramic jugs for pouring rice, glasses for pouring from … Continue reading

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The magic of the number line

It didn’t take long for me to step outside the traditional Montessori boundaries – this is only the third post! With due respect to Maria Montessori, she can be viewed as a pioneer in the use of number lines in … Continue reading

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The Pink Tower – What’s that about?

If there is a quintessential Montessori material, it is the Pink Tower: a set of 10 cubes, differing in 1 cm increments in size from 1cm cubed to 10cm cubed and stacked in a tower. This tower may look simple, but it … Continue reading

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My Montessori Journey

The launch of this blog marks a turning point in my Montessori journey.  This journey started at the age of 3 in a Chicago Montessori school, continued when each of my three children (ages 22, 18 and 11) attended Montessori, … Continue reading

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