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At our Montessori school, I help out with the kids ages 3-6. They have a 'psychomotor' class twice a week where they go to another room filled with tons of foamy blocks...all different sizes. However, they are just set free in this room to run and jump and basically go nuts!! Is there any rhyme or reason to this sort of play? Should it actually be more structured? I am thinking that the teachers are actually just lazy and enjoy sitting back for one hour and letting the...
Thank you soooo much for all your tips!! I am new to Montessori and am trying to learn as much as possible. Sometimes it's hard for me to make myself heard at the school because: 1. I'm a foreigner and 2. I am not a teacher by trade I am learning, however. Quote: Does this school have an accredidation or affiliation with Montessori organizations I am not sure...but I think so. Since i am not a teacher, it is hard for me to stand up for...
Thanks for all your replies. The sad part is that the parents of this young girl think that the teachers are 'all knowing and wise' and so they agree with their form of teaching this particular girl potty training. It sucks bigtime in my opinion and i would like some ideas on how to make these people realize that this is not a way to teach this girl. The thing is she was potty trained and has recently started to pee her pants coz she wants to change into her new outfit....
Code: Observe the staff on a school day and if they give you some excuse for why you can't visit or observe, grab your child and leave as quickly as you can! The excuse as to why parents can't just show up at our school is because other kids will feel sad if Pablo's mom is there and not their own mom...etc. etc. Is this a valid point? Also, they say that an adult presence makes the kids uneasy coz it disrupts the natural flow of the classroom...
I'm working in a MOntessori school as a 'helper' . Anyways, we had an incident a few days ago and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on it. We have a very rambunctious 3 yo girl. She is potty trained, but sometimes pees or poos her pants. The other teachers think she does this so she can change her clothes. Well, the other day she peed in her pants and I told her teacher, "where are her clothes....she needs to be changed." The teacher freaked at her and...
Thanks for your responses. I do live quite close to my nephew but rarely take care of him without his parents....time restrains and all that. But, I will hopefully lead my example as others have suggested...hopefully it will help him when he's older to feel more confident.
Here's an issue I"m having with my extended family (hubby's side): My BIL/SIL have a 6 year old boy and he acts very girly. They (expecially the dad) gets super mad at the kid when he says/does 'girlish' things. For example, the boy says to the other girls, "Can I play Barbies with you?" The father scolds the son and yells, "Dolls are for girls!! YOu can't play with dolls!" The son adds, "But i really want to..." and runs off to cry or gets very upset. Yesterday he...
I just googled myself. I have a very uncommon name (both in spelling and actual name) and have found that I appear on 2 porn sites! And nasty ones, too!!! I didn't click to see them, but I don't know what to do about this. What if one of my friends from high school wants to look me up and sees my name as someone who has a free *hot* webcam!! I expected to see a link to my facebook page or something, or maybe my hotmail address, but they were not listed. Just 2 porn...
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I am so not looking forward to xmas dinner tonight with my husband's side of the family. I live in Mexico and am a foreigner so it's hard enough as it is fitting in with his family. Anyways, they know I still breastfeed my 1.5 year old son and they all think it is 'disgusting'. Yes, they say disgusting. Everytime my son reaches for the boob they say to him "no no no...bad! no booby!" And tonight my husband will not be there to help me defend our breastfeeding decisions...
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