Tag Archives: kindergarten

Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Rewards

What do Montessori Guides mean when they talk about intrinsic vs extrinsic rewards? When a child accomplishes a task or finally figure something out, we want to hear: “I did it!” Children are born with an innate curiosity to learn.  The early years are crucial for establishing intrinsic motivations.  In the Montessori environment, guides focus […]

All Day Montessori: the Enrichment Studio Opening (part 3 of 3)

Montessori Enrichment Studio Openings In Part 1 of our “All Day Montessori: Enrichment Studios” series, we provided an overview of our All Day Montessori programs and the role of Enrichment Studios within those programs. In Part 2, we reviewed the individual Studio Enrichment Programs that are part of the curriculum at the Montessori School of Silicon Valley: […]

All Day Montessori: Enrichment Studios (part 2 of 3)

All Day Montessori Enrichment Studios

Montessori Enrichment Studios In Part 1 of our “All Day Montessori: Enrichment Studios” series, we provided an overview of our All Day Montessori programs and the role of Enrichment Studios within those programs. In Part 2, we will provide an overview of each of the individual Studio Enrichment Programs: Art, Cooking & Gardening. The Enrichment Studio […]

All Day Montessori Enrichment Studios (part 1 of 3)

All Day Montessori Enrichment Studios

All Day Montessori Enrichment Studios “If we try to think back to the dim and distant past… what is it that helps us reconstruct those times, and to picture the lives of those who lived in them?  it is their art… It is thanks to the hand, the companion of the mind, that civilization has […]

Montessori Preschool: Pausing for the Dandelions

Montessori Peace Education

gratitude appreciation peace education montessori classroom “History should not be taught as a collection of dates and places. But rather be approached to arouse gratitude and appreciation. This gratitude should be aroused first to the law and order of the universe and the preparation of the environment into which human beings came.” ~ Dr. Maria […]

Montessori Kindergarten: Now Your 5 year-old is a Leader

Montessori Kindergarten & Elementary

Now Your 5 year-old is a Leader By the third year of their cycle, Montessori Kindergarten children have been waiting two years to become one the older, students in the class – they are now the “Leaders”. The Montessori Kinders naturally help the younger children do their work, even giving them lessons. Time and time […]

Choosing Montessori for Kindergarten

Montessori Kindergarten Santa Clara Fremont Milpitas

Montessori Kindergarten: The value of the 3rd year Montessori Classroom Your family has been in a Montessori school for some time now.  Your child loves her teachers, the school is warm, friendly – everyone feels secure and at home. The Montessori school is purposely designed to provide this experience. Given that many children spend as […]

New Blog Series: Montessori Kindergarten & Elementary

Montessori Kindergarten & Elementary

Montessori Kindergarten & Elementary The third year of the Montessori primary program (Kindergarten) is the culmination of the child’s social, emotional and academic experiences. By solidifying all the learning and experiences from the previous two years, the third year also prepares children for the next plane of educational development: the Elementary level. As the third year […]