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Forum: Montessori   12-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By mtnjenny
I know most of the criticism here is focused on...

I know most of the criticism here is focused on NCLB, districts, and states...but please be sensitive when making generalized statements about "public schools." Many districts, schools (Montessori...
Forum: Montessori   11-24-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By mtnjenny
Quote: Originally Posted by Rose-Roget...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rose-Roget http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12664215)
Personally, I kind of think he might just...
Forum: Montessori   11-19-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By mtnjenny
Didn't have time to read all the previous posts,...

Didn't have time to read all the previous posts, but I've had children come from very well-respected Waldorf programs into my 6-9 Montessori classroom and have done beautifully. The few that I've...
Forum: Montessori   11-01-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By mtnjenny
Quote: Originally Posted by vaw...

Quote:
Originally Posted by vaw http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12508921)
We are having some trouble in completing as many...
Forum: Montessori   10-26-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By mtnjenny
Here are a few reasons: - older children...

Here are a few reasons:

- older children modeling advanced work (and yes, advanced obnoxiousness sometimes...) Even if younger children aren't ready to do the harder work, they see it and look...
Forum: Montessori   10-18-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By mtnjenny
Just FYI, even 6-9 classrooms have the golden...

Just FYI, even 6-9 classrooms have the golden beads and moveable alphabet. There are endless lessons to do with these materials...

As for the new class problem, it's so hard when a program is...
Forum: Montessori   10-17-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By mtnjenny
Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves...

Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves Montessori, and it's up to parents to decide if the program works for them, or is Montessori-enough for them. It sounds like this situation is not ideal in...
Forum: Montessori   10-16-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By mtnjenny
Is the school expanding? Is this a start-up...

Is the school expanding? Is this a start-up class that hasn't "grown into" it's Ks yet? I'd be bummed too...
Forum: Montessori   10-09-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By mtnjenny
I just see it from my own experience as a mom...

I just see it from my own experience as a mom and a teacher. My little ones are both in 5 days a week and they are both thriving. I personally don't think it's too demanding for them - they love the...
Forum: Montessori   10-06-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By mtnjenny
Consistency isn't just about a certain number of...

Consistency isn't just about a certain number of days in a row, it's about building a classroom community. All of the children seeing each other each day without seeing some certain days, others on...
Forum: Montessori   10-04-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,575
Posted By mtnjenny
I'm working on this with my boy, too. It's been...

I'm working on this with my boy, too. It's been working to have him place the shoes in front of him on the floor before he puts them on, then I say, "Does that look right?" He can see whether or not...
Forum: Montessori   09-20-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By mtnjenny
I teach 6-9 and have DS in our preschool...

I teach 6-9 and have DS in our preschool program. I love hearing how other classrooms work and parents' perspective on things.

rumsmyname, I love your comment about the Great Lessons, "The fun...
Forum: Montessori   09-20-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By mtnjenny
It is unfortunate that prices are so high, and...

It is unfortunate that prices are so high, and it is unfortunate that Montessori education has developed an elitest image in some cases. (Proud to say I'm in a public program - hard to find,...
Forum: Montessori   09-19-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,100
Posted By mtnjenny
Quote: Originally Posted by Rose-Roget...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rose-Roget http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12216220)
I agree with this - one of the reasons we...
Forum: Montessori   09-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,100
Posted By mtnjenny
Quote: Originally Posted by BCFD...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BCFD http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12202300)
I like to walk through the school's doors with...
Forum: Montessori   09-11-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By mtnjenny
So glad things are feeling better for both of...

So glad things are feeling better for both of you.
Forum: Montessori   09-10-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By mtnjenny
Many, many Montessori classrooms do group time...

Many, many Montessori classrooms do group time at the end of the work cycle. It's not a major instructional part of the day. While I do agree that sitting and listening is an important skill to...
Forum: Montessori   09-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By mtnjenny
Two more reasons for large class sizes in...

Two more reasons for large class sizes in Montessori are:

Not always having easy access to an adult. Independence is a fundamental goal in Montessori. Large class size encourages the children to...
Forum: Montessori   09-09-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By mtnjenny
It totally depends on the school and the program...

It totally depends on the school and the program they've chosen to create. AMI tends toward strict following of Maria Montessori's pedogogy, while AMS tends to "give" a little in accordance to the...
Forum: Montessori   09-09-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,100
Posted By mtnjenny
I teach at a public Montessori school...

I teach at a public Montessori school (elementary,) and my little boy just starting in the preschool program. I've taught there for 9 years, I've known his teacher for 9 years, he's been there a...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   09-07-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By mtnjenny
We live about 9 miles outside of Nederland, and...

We live about 9 miles outside of Nederland, and after having lived up here for 6 years, and since having 2 kids, we're ready to move down to Boulder (we both work down there.)

It's a fabulous,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By mtnjenny
Our little girl was in the Pavlik harness for 12...

Our little girl was in the Pavlik harness for 12 weeks also for hip dysplasia (full dislocation of the hip joint.) She wore it 24 hours a day up until just the last few weeks when we were "allowed"...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By mtnjenny
I can't resist jumping in! Disclaimer: I'm a...

I can't resist jumping in! Disclaimer: I'm a Montessori teacher (1st-3rd graders) and have been for 13 years. It was my passion before I had kids, so I'm totally biased!!...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-14-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,138
Posted By mtnjenny
Our ped discovered our daughter had hip...

Our ped discovered our daughter had hip dysplasia (full dislocation of the ball from the socket) at her one week appointment. We would have had no idea if she hadn't caught it. If we hadn't found...
Forum: March 2008   12-09-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 455
Posted By mtnjenny
I plan on using Kissaluvs newborns right away...

I plan on using Kissaluvs newborns right away (our hospital even sends the baby home in cloth,) along with some prefolds and covers, and then onto Fuzzibunz. I have everything leftover from Mason,...
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