Category Archives: sensorial


We studied France in the Primary classroom for the past two weeks and ended this unit with an Art History lesson about ballet. We discussed how ballet was brought to France from Italy, where it developed into the performance art … Continue reading

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An Outdoor Work Period in Lower Elementary

We had such beautiful weather on our first day back from Spring Break that students in Lower Elementary spent their afternoon work period in their outdoor classroom. They could choose any indoor work and bring it out (the most popular choices … Continue reading

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Primary Welcomes Back Returning Students

It’s always exciting to see familiar faces walking through the door. One of the most wonderful things about teaching a mixed-age classroom is seeing children grow and mature. Primary staff were thrilled to see their returning students settle right back into old friendships … Continue reading

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Sensorial work in Primary

The Sensorial area is one that often confuses those who have not been immersed in the Montessori Method. Sensorial exercises were designed by Maria Montessori to help young children explore every quality that can be perceived by the senses—size, shape, … Continue reading

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