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My profoundly gifted daughter begin in the primary room after a year in a toddler program, and, for reasons having to do with the school, we decided to move her to another Montessori program. When we went over to meet the new teachers, within five minutes they told me that they recommended she stay for the extended day program (aka kindergarten) even though it was only her second year in the three year cycle. This was the perfect accomodation for her last year; she had a...
Apologies if this is overly obvious, but will they let you nurse him? They tried to get blood out of my 10 month old and she was so squirmy that even though they didn't originally want to let me nurse, when they saw how calm that made her they became willing. I would also play the system. Either call in advance or talk to whoever you check in with at the hospital, and see if you can get the person on the phone to sympathize with you enough to give you the name of that...
So...here I am. I have a ten-month old DD, my third. Since birth I have known something was "off" with her and finally, finally, we met with a fabulous infant feeding specialist and she was diagnosed with oral hypersensitivity as part of a larger sensory disorder. I feel like an idiot and a huge sense of relief at the same time! THIS is why she won't wear a hat, why she didn't enjoy infant massage, why she hates getting dressed. The big problem, and what sent us...
I don't know what Maria Montessori said about this, but we've been to two Montessori schools. At the first, the phase in involved parents sitting in the room for a week. At the second, you dropped your child off for about 45 minutes for the first week, then went right to the full three hour drop off the following week I think some of the kids at both places had issues for maybe the first month: mostly what you describe, with crying at drop-off but then being fine the...
Yeah, you know, I think I'm thinking about cotton, not wool. There's a wool-cotton organic mattress out there that isn't very good. But what you want seems great - I'm going to bookmark it for when we furnish our basement, actually. We've had no issues with our wool topper, and it has been a lifesaver with a reflux-y babe.
I actually saw some at Target the other week - they were very reasonably priced. Our organic sheets are from Anna Sova - www.annasova.com - the plain ones are reasonable-ish and sometimes there are sales. I think it takes like 3/4 of a pound of pesticides to produce 1 pound of cotton.
I wouldn't do it. The montessori experience is supposed to be three years in the children's house. Sometimes this doesn't happen, but I think it is not a good idea to enroll your child knowing you will not do a three year cycle. Also, it's disruptive to the other children at the school to have someone enter, begin to get the ropes, and then leave. Every school I know of has a policy that if a child leaves during the three-year cycle, a sibling cannot enroll. ...
I'm not sure what kind of bed you're referring to, but all-wool mattresses attract mites and bugs and clump up very easily, from what I understand. I have a wool cover on top of my organic latex mattress, however, and it's not too warm ever. Wool is good for a number of reasons (my baby is asleep on a sheepskin right now), but not as the substance of a mattress.
We outfitted the whole family with mattresses from these wonderful people: www.savvysleeper.com Organic mattresses are a wonderful thing - then you get into the organic pillows, the organic sheets....and suddenly, you don't have enough money left for organic food!
I'm doing what you want. I put my kids in Montessori preschool and then will homeschool after they complete the 3-6 cycle. My oldest, who is gifted, will do her second year of kindergarten next year - when she went to the school for her interview they suggested we do that to meet her academic needs, and it's been quite successful. She knows that she will be homeschooled after this year and she is eager for it - we talk about the things we will do and how exciting it...
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