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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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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Australian Feast

Each month, students of Mt. Tahoma Montessori School in Auburn study a different continent. During the month of May, they learned all about Australia. Our students have learned about Australia’s different cultures, animals & ways of life. On Friday, May 29 we will have a feast with a variety of cuisine from Australia. Dishes the…

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European Feast

Each month, students of Mt. Tahoma Montessori school study a different continent. For the month of March, we learned all about Europe. The children have learned about Europe’s different countries, cultures and ways of life. On Friday, March 27 we will have a feast with a variety of cuisine from Europe. Some of the dishes…

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