The Importance of the Complete Montessori Cycle of Education
Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy is that children go through different planes of development and there are cycles of growth and learning stages that are different at each level. For this reason Montessori education is based on three year cycles based on the plane of development the child is in. An education that suits the child’s needs at each stage will produce best results. The child is not expected to learn according to the adult time table, rather the teaching style follows the needs of the child at each stage of development.
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Though it was originally established as “Washington’s Birthday”, which was February 22nd, it was moved to a Monday in order for the nation’s workers to have a three-day weekend, as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
We all know that the job of President of the United States comes with a lot of responsibility and hard work. Students at Arborland have lots of ideas of what they would do if they were President:
We are a tight knit community at Arborland and have been relatively free of bullying. Bullying is unacceptable in any shape or form, and this fact needs to be impressed on children starting from their very early formative years. How do we do this in a primary and elementary school setting? We do this by sowing the seeds of an anti-bullying culture. We permeate the child’s consciousness at a very early age that bullying is not acceptable, is hurtful, will not be tolerated, and any form of bullying will have consequences. It is a slow process, it will not happen overnight. But at Arborland we start in the toddler room and the teachers continue the process all the way through the primary, lower and upper elementary years. Read More