Mothering Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,812 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My oldest, Amelia, got a space in our local Montessori charter school for next year. For K, we kept her at home. I had intended on homeschooling her all the way through school, but some family circumstances changed and I really think this school will be a good fit. I am excited and yet don't totally know what to expect.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,341 Posts
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFYVRSWokg&feature=related" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFYV...eature=related</a>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,625 Posts
Thanks for that link, Matt. I also found a really great video on early childhood that I found very enlightening. We are going to tour a school tomorrow and I hope it is as inspirational as the video was!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,625 Posts
We really liked it!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"> I was very impressed with the school and the director, and they seem to be on the progressive side of Montessori philosophy (not so rigid, especially in the early childhood areas), which is a good fit for us. So I guess like hotwings, I can say "My child will be in Montessori next year!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,341 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,242 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>*Amy*</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10806463"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">So I guess like hotwings, I can say "My child will be in Montessori next year!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Yay! Me, too! I just paid the deposit for DS1 for the fall, and we're so excited. We went back and forth deciding on the different schools in our area but we ended up loving the one close to our house, and now I'm so excited for DS to be a Montessori kid! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,225 Posts
Same here. We recently toured our local Montessori. Both of my brothers did Montessori through the lower grades. Now with a LO, the more I read, and looking back on my bro's experience, the more I am concluding the Montessori is a liberating form of education, while Waldorf is a restricting, almost stifling form. Our local Waldorf school is GORGEOUS and exceptionally well funded, but the more I look into it, it's not a good fit for us.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
I teach at the 4th-6th grade level, and think that Montessori is one of the most respectful ways to work with young students. My students are comfortable enough with us to talk with us about their personal problems, let us know when they're having trouble with their school work, and even suggest ways to change/improve the classroom and its procedures.<br><br>
We have class meetings, where the students actually run the meeting. They present a current issue, have everyone get to say something about it, then everyone gets to suggest solutions, and they vote on it. The most recent topic was students who are caught cheating on a test.<br><br>
As a teacher, I feel that the only way to expect children to grow into respectful adults is to treat them respectfully. We do that, and I see such remarkable results, that it makes me happy that my own boys (ages 5 & 7) are in this school, as well!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,871 Posts
It will be great to come back and chat when school starts. I am very excited for our son to start and think it will be great for him. At the same time, I have all the new parent anxiety that I want him to love school and I want him to be loved by his teacher and it will be a big, exciting change for him to start school. I am anxiously awaiting our class assignments in summer to find out which of the 3 CH classes he will be assigned to and which teachers he will have.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top