Private Montessori School serving students age 2.5 to 9 year of age.
Mission: "The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator." Maria Montessori - The Absorbent Mind Our deep belief in the Montessori philosophy commits us to provide limitless opportunities for the development of the whole child and allows us to experience the miraculous being in each child. A Montessori education concentrates on the development of the whole child by providing an individualized curriculum that first stimulates then challenges and strengthens the child’s intellectual, social, emotional, moral and physical growth. Our safe prepared Montessori environment enfolds the child in an enriching, nurturing and encouraging atmosphere of limitless potential that builds confidence, self respect, independence and security. The accumulation of a Montessori education creates the foundation for the whole child to become a contributing citizen of the world.
parentingscience.com Outdoor learning benefits kids in many ways -- reducing stress, lifting moods, and boosting concentration. But these effects depend on exposure to natural, green settings -- something many children lack.
intentionalhomeschooling.com Welcome to the second installment of our list of kids classics! Today I wanted to share some great novels to read aloud to those in grade 1 and 2. If you missed it you can check out the first list in this series (and come back for the other's soon!): Classic Novels for Kindergarteners (ages 4-6) Cla...
pinterest.com I love to go into the summer with a list of potential books for us to read and this summer is no different! Though, if you've been around here for long you know
Many of our Arris families are active gardeners. What are some of the things your children like to grow?
rodalesorganiclife.com Turn digging in the dirt with your children into a lifetime of love and respect for nature.
We are looking forward to the Smithsonian National Zoo field trip tomorrow! There is some extra room on the bus for any parents who are interested in riding with their child.
Best of luck to Kindergarten students on their big research project!
Just a heads up that our cells phone in Loudoun County will be apart of a test on April 5th.
loudoun.gov A regional test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system is scheduled for April 5, 2018.
creativechild.com Often a go-to for all behavioral problems, punishment is an extremely common method of behavior modification, but is it really the best way to help kids do better?
Ensembles for Everyone
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Stone Bridge High School
43100 Hay Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
This fun, free, interactive concert will expose children and those with special needs to the wonders of classical music. After the concert, stick around for fun activities, including musical instrument crafts, instrument petting zoo, musical and movement activities hosted by a music therapist, drum circle, and reception.
The concert and activities are FREE, but registration is required.
eventbrite.com A Unique Event for Every Family in Our Community presented by the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra For seven years, the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra has presented Ensembles for Everyone, a fun-filled interactive concert for young children and children with special needs. Everyone is encouraged t...
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arrismontessori.com As much as I love reading the books that my daughter picks out (most of the things that catch her eye are based on movies or TV shows she has watched), I am try
A new weekend project is up on the Arris Blog. Feel free to share on your page!
arrismontessori.com Hi Arris Families! Community and supporting one another is important to us at Arris Montessori. We are inviting you all to share a photo and description of a pr
Some parents have expressed interest in a Parent Book Club.
February's Book was suggested by parent and staff member Shanea Houck.
"The Gardener and the Carpenter" by Alison Gopnik
Email the office or comment below if you plan to participate.
If you have a suggestion for the next book, let us know!
Our next Parent Education night is Thursday, February 8th. Please feel free to invite friends and neighbors, Parent Education Nights are always open to the public with childcare provided. We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Looking for a Natural Way to give your family's immune systems a boost? Try making your own Elderberry Syrup.
Elderberry Syrup is an effective and healthy remedy against colds and flu. It's easy and inexpensive to make at home and kids actually like the taste!
Practical Life at home, a great way to help your child build concentration.
willowchild.com Practical Life Activities Related to Mindfulness in Young Children "Once children have begun to concentrate on work, according to Dr. Montessori, they become "completely transformed…calmer, more intelligent, and more expansive", brining out "extraordinary spiritual qualities" (Montessori...
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washingtonpost.com Kids need room to play -- and do it by themselves.
“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
― Maria Montessori
Happy New Year!
ageofmontessori.org As a mother of two and a frequent visitor to websites, blogs, and forums made for and about parents, I know I’m not alone when I say I am always open to learning better parenting skills and adopting clever ideas from other moms and dads out there. Therefore, as the time for New Year’s resolution...
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readbrightly.com Empathy is not an easy thing to teach, but books like these can help spark conversations with kids about what it means to be empathetic and compassionate.
Please take a moment to read this and consider how you can encourage independence in your home (and make your life much easier).
childoftheredwoods.com Did the kids eat this morning? I didn't see it with my own two eyes, but what have we here? A hodgepodge of mugs filled with varying amounts of milk or water or.... something... on the dining...
One child's quest to understand trees better.
"The child has a different relation to his environment from ours... the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear." Maria Montessori (The Absorbent Mind, p.56)
“The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of the possibility of a better humanity. He has shown us the true process of construction of the human being. We have seen children totally change as they acquire a love for things and as their sense of order, discipline, and self-control develops within them.... The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”
Primary students hard at work this morning.
This is a photo of Anne Frank with her teacher and two fellow pupils at the 6th Montessori School in Amsterdam.
Learn about other famous Montessorians.
Great Article about Individualized learning recommended by Mrs. Opiola.
washingtonfamily.com An interest in Montessori education is on the rise—with its emphasis on hands-on, self-directed learning. And it was this child-focused approach that inspired teacher Julia Brown to bring this form of education to Maryland. She was motivated by her own experiences in traditional classrooms and sough...
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