2015 Spring Fair Was a Success!

We can’t thank everyone enough for all their help with the 2015 Spring Fair! From the committee members who organized the event, to the parents who donated food and time, to the businesses who donated services and goods, to everyone who attended in the community. Thank you!

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Teaching Peace in Montessori Schools

Did you know that Maria Montessori and Mahatma Gandhi were friends? Their mutual interest was teaching peace through education. Both were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Maria Montessori was a three time nominee from 1949-1951, and Mahatma Gandhi was nominated five times from 1937-1948. Truly, this is an honorable legacy for your children enrolled…

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5 Kid-Friendly Superbowl Dishes (To Help Make & Eat)

The Superbowl is tomorrow! If you’re going shopping today for game-day food, these 5 recipes may come in handy for you and your little ones. Not only are they kid-friendly treats, but they can help you cook them, too!   1. Easiest Guacamole From babies to adults, this recipe offers variations to satisfy Guacamole cravings…

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Kindergarten in the Primary?

Should you keep your child in Mt. Tahoma Montessori School for their kindergarten year? It’s an important decision, and we look forward to discussing it with you on Thursday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. Bring your questions and concerns. Some questions to consider: What should be my expectations for kindergarten? At what level should my…

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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Are you looking for fun, creative, non traditional holiday gifts for your children this year? We all know the clutter toys create, and how as children age – they are less interested in toys and more into hands-on experiences. Some of our favorite gifts for children are art tables and easels filled with plenty of…

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10 Fun Thanksgiving Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow? We’ve had quite a variety of lessons this year amongst the classrooms which celebrate North American traditions, learning about thankfulness, and exploring the food & weather that is special to this time of year. While waiting for the turkey tomorrow, share these fun facts with your little ones:

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Building Inuksuit at Mt. Tahoma Montessori School

This week, many of our students learned about and built their own inuksuk as part of their studies of North America. What is an Inuksuk? The word inuksuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a person” and serves as an Inuit cultural symbol. Inuksuit (plural of inuksuk) vary in shape and…

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Why do Children Learn by Doing?

Why do Children Learn by Doing? Simply put, children learn by doing. This practice is an important aspect in schooling. When a child comes home and says “wow, today I was a goose and when the leaves fell and the air turned cold, I got to migrate; but Sue was a bear and had to…

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Scarecrow Preschool Craft

Are you looking for a fun, easy and inexpensive craft to do with your preschooler? If so, try making this festive fall scarecrow. Materials needed craft sticks felt googly eyes tacky glue cardstock black marker Directions Cut out the hat, hair (about 7 small rectangles), and nose from felt using different colors. Cut out a…

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