KINDNESS, a gift everyone can afford to give.
The possibilities are endless. We got the WHOLE World in our hands..
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Rolling and unrolling a rug provides great physical coordination- it's harder than it looks! The child develops the physical capacity to manage the rug in movement, to line up the edges and tightly roll it, and to lay it flat. His or her fine and gross motor skills are strengthened.
Patience is a Virtue.
The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person. Patience is one of the key principles of a Montessori Education.
Happy Grandparents Day!!!
Friday as I was making my rounds, I overheard a conversation that sparked my interest,
O- "M, what are you? I'm so confused, are you a Doctor, a skeleton or a nurse?"
M- Just giggles
Children's honesty and curiositymakes me smile!
How many times have you been confused or curious and you just stayed quiet? Next time, go ahead and ask a few questions!
From the mouth of babes
I love to catch the children and teachers making the best of a super saturated playground. Duck Duck Goose on dry land!
I thought I was seeing double this morning!!
Mommy and me!
Today we celebrated a very special person's birthday, Dr. Maria Montessori!!
Sometimes baskets are for storing and sometimes they are for sitting. I'd have to say she's pretty creative!
The children take pride in restoring their work and keeping their work space beautiful!
Speaking to your child with kindness and respect is more effective. They are worth it.
Journaling with children
Journaling with children is always a fun way to hear stories. Not only does it invite children to be creative and use their own experiences to share ideas, journaling with children is a step toward futher developing emergent writing skills in addition to making text to speech connections.
Journaling has plenty of benefits for young learners, including building storytelling skills, documenting memories, and engaging children in creativity, or even self-reflection.
It will encourage children to read and write with fluency and critical thinking skills. It allows children to practice using new vocabulary words that will enhance their writing skills.
Some spring cleaning going on in the toddler room today and they loved helping!
I saw independent, determined, confident, responsible, cooperative, helpful, considerate little people helping with chores around the room! Character building at its best!
Show-n-tell - AKA Public Speaking...
Public speaking is one of the most important and most dreaded forms of communication. In the working world, public speaking is a vital skill to have. While some children take to it naturally, others tend to be more fearful of standing and talking in front of a crowd.
Major benefits of public speaking for children:
- It helps in improving academic performance.
- It helps in improving their listening skill.
- They will develop the ability to voice opinions and influence others.
- Empowers children to overcome fear.
- It prepares the child for a better future.
Communication is the backbone of any society. It allows us to form connections, influence decisions, and motivate change!
Clear, sharp vision and spatial awareness are key skills that students hone during successful pre-reading and math development. The Brown Stairs is one of the most popular sensorial Montessori materials used to instill those concepts.
The material is presented as a set of 10 brown square prisms that are all the same length (20cm.) They vary in height, depth, and weight. When lined up from thickest to thinnest, they form a staircase.
The Brown Stairs is instrumental in refining a child's mathematical mind. Students learn to distinguish between different size of objects, practice sequencing, and develop both gross and fine motor skills.
Through the student's exploration and the teacher's explanation, the activity reinforces increasing vocabulary by introducing word pairs like "thick and thin," "greater and smaller," and "heavier and lighter."
More "Mini Me" projects... they are so proud of them! Memories being made at home.
Our first Family Project of the school year... "Mini Me!"
Did you know that smiles are contagious... bet you have one now!
Independence is important because...
It fosters self-reliance, allowing your child to feel they have control over their life. It gives your child a sense of importance and belonging which is essential for building social relationships and for contributing to the world.
Independence breeds self-reliance, a crucial step in development from a very young age. Small triumphs grow out of situations where children feel safe and are given the freedom to assert their Independence, knowing at the same time that their parents will be there for them should they falter.
Independence fosters ones ability to be self-reliant and self-sufficient, to be able to do what is necessary to create a fulfilling life for oneself and one's family.
Our Montessori toddler program offers a curriculum that emerges from each child's unique skills and interest. Based on daily observations, teachers introduce new materials and activities that pique curiosity and stimulate learning.
Our toddler communities have everything accessible to the child. The furniture is the perfect size and height for them to sit in a chair, work at a table, or reach materials without having to ask for help.
Call today for information on our program or stop by for a tour.
As educators you pour so much into the little ones you cross paths with and then they move on. So many times you wonder about them, what/where/who they've become. Today I was tickled to see one of our littles now as a teenager. He is serving in his church as a greeter and usher! As an educator that encounter was so rewarding!
If you're a former parent or student we'd love for you to share!
A Montessori work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time. During this time children are able to explore the prepared environment and engage with materials of their own choosing. The time is meant to give them opportunities to enjoy the work they love, while also cultivating basic life skills.
Why is the work cycle important? It promotes independent learning. It let's children pursue the activities and topics that they're most interested in. It gives children practice setting up an activity and cleaning it up, which encourages an organized mind.
We believe that children hold the future in their hearts, minds, and souls and that education should be an "education for life." It must provide the opportunity for children to learn in an atmosphere of respect, kindness, and belief in each child's potential. Independence and autonomy are celebrated and supported.
Work mats in Montessori are used for just that, a child's work. Before removing a material from the shelves for an activity, children are asked to lay a mat on the floor while the activity will take place.
A Montessori work mat or rug is a small carpet that is used to help define a child's work space and speak to a child's sense of order. It gives a child a defined place to set up and use work.
We did not forget to celebrate "National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!"
Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori communities children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process.
Klein Spring Montessori School is now enrolling. Our toddler communities have limited space available. Our primary communities have openings for full and part-time programs. We have an open door for policy for tours. Stop by for a visit or call 281-370-5001 for information. We would love to show you our campus and tell you about our program!
At Klein Spring Montessori School my future is SO bright I need shades!
Beginning at an early age, Montessori nutures order, concentration and independence. Intentional classroom design, materials, and daily routines support the students emerging "self-regulation" (the ability to educate one's self, and to think about what one is learning), in toddlers through adolescents.
We have limited spaces available in our Toddler communities. Call for information or stop by for a tour.
Montessori is an educational philosophy and practice that fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children in all areas of their development, with a goal of nurturing each child's natural desire for knowledge, understanding and respect.
We are now enrolling in our Primary communities. We have full and part-time programs available. Call for information or stop by for a tour.
Tip for the day: Watermelon is a great way to cool off in the heat!
Benefits of playing with dolls:
Develops motor skills.
Fosters a sense of caring.
Helps with social development.
Provides a sense of belonging.
Learning about astronauts and the moon. The best part was making moon sand!
Our goal is to give the children experiences, in hopes that they find something that sparks a passion! I think we have a new guitar player!! Music is Love!
Pictures are starting to trickle in! Fun was had by everyone. We have some very brave kids, some daredevils, and some that just like to hang around and eat watermelon!
Water day for Primary and Elementary! More pictures to follow!!
We added a basketball goal to our playground area and it was a hit. There were lots of baskets attempted today, lots of frustration, many talks about not giving up and some celebrations of success!
Our school age children not only had fun this summer but took on a community project as well. They decorated lunchbags and colored pictures to make cards to go inside the lunchbags. This group helped put together 675 lunchbags that will be delivered on Monday to "Kids Meals."
The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you dedicate your time, you are offering a part of your life that you will never get back.
She read her daddy a story before school... PRICELESS!
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
- Maria Montessori
Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things!
Perfect day for fruit pizza!
Klein-Spring Montessori School is looking to expand our team.
If you are responsible, self motivated, creative, fun, love children and are willing to learn, we just might be the school for you!
We have been serving the Spring Community since 1984 and take our roles as Early Childhood Educators seriously.
We believe in respect of the child, of allowing children to explore with boundaries, we allow children to be creative and we want to hire people with the same kind of vision.
If you love early childhood education and you enjoy being around children, send us an email with your bio or/and a resume and we will schedule an interview.
Look forward to meeting you!
Hours would vary between 8am and 6pm
Full Time (35 + hours / week)
We are looking to expand our team. If you have a passion for early education, if you are willing to learn, have patience and a love for children, you may be the one!!
High School Diploma/GED
We are located in Spring Texas, near Louetta and Kuykendahl.
Limited space available in our toddler communities. Stop by for a tour!
Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.
- Maria Montessori
Paper plate gardens!
Not to brag or name drop BUT Spiderman and his brother "Little Spidy" go to school at Klein Spring Montessori School!