Freedom Montessori http://freedommontessori.org Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fort Mill Students http://freedommontessori.org/2015/09/01/fort-mill-students/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/09/01/fort-mill-students/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:05:52 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3118 Read more]]> Today, we were blessed with visitors from Fort Mill High School.  They are students which are interested in teaching youth in the future, and were interested in how our Montessori school was different from other schools in the area.  These individuals were excited to participate in our day with us, and our students couldn’t have been happier to share their lessons, and talk to them.

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Musical Monday… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/31/musical-monday/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/31/musical-monday/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:59:25 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3114 Read more]]> We absolutely love singing and dancing together.  Everyone was asking to repeat their favorite songs.  Some children even asked their friend to dance with them.

 

We are practicing yoga positions and meditation with breathing exercises.  It will be fun to be in Miss Patty’s yoga class soon.  This will be held from Oct. 5 to Dec 4 on Mondays.

Children derive enormous benefits from Yoga.  Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.

 

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We can do it!!! (pictures) http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/24/we-can-do-it-pictures/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/24/we-can-do-it-pictures/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:17 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3042 Read more]]>  

 

 

 

 

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Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.  Maria Montessori

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To the lesson….matching http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/24/to-the-lesson-matching/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/24/to-the-lesson-matching/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:29:04 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3038 Read more]]> We are learning that every lesson has a place and how to care for our work.  The children are learning how to match in various ways.  They had lessons on matching by concepts, matching colored fabrics, matching by outline, and matching by size.

Some of our friends have been working on matching by color, but others have not had the lesson yet.   We have been learning a colors song with sign language, too.  It is shown here and only signs the word for color and the color’s names.

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Songs…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/24/songs/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/24/songs/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:22:55 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3035 Read more]]> We have been learning new songs.  Through song, dance and freedom of choice, the toddlers have access to a variety of large muscle activities that offer them opportunities to jump, climb, balance, crawl, and skip.  Everyone asks to do  the alligator song and dance during circle time.  Ask your child if they know how to sing the alligator song from school.

We are learning the B I B L E song and are just starting with the first verse.  Please help your child learn the words.

The B-I-B-L-E
Yes, that’s the book for me
I stand alone on the Word of God
The B-I-B-L-E

The B-L-O-O-D
That Jesus shed for me;
Christ paid the price, our sacrifice
The B-L-O-O-D!

I’m S-A-V-E-D,
By G-R-A-C-E;
I’m saved by grace, the Scripture says
The B-I-B-L-E!

We will also be learning “He’s got the whole world in his hands” with sign language.  It should look something like this video:

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A great first week….. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/21/a-great-first-week/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/21/a-great-first-week/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:11:53 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3028 Read more]]> It has been great getting to know our new and returning families this week and look forward to growing our relationships during this school year.  We  our doing our best to ensure the transition into this year is as seamless as possible and to ensure that each child feels loved, respected and safe.

A Montessori learning environment is like no other.  Our main objective at Freedom Montessori School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating, and peaceful learning environment which will help children to develop within themselves the habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.  Respect and courtesy in our Montessori School is the foundation for everything we do and each child will soon learn the following important skills:

  • the importance of respecting the materials, teachers, and each other
  • how to be self directed and find their own work
  • how to put their work away where they found it
  • how to tidy up after themselves
  • the importance of helping a friend in need
  • how to tuck in their chair when they leave the table
  • how to walk in the classroom
  • and most importantly—how to be independent

Each child will feel empowered at Freedom Montessori School, and will learn how great it feels to do things on their own!!! As teachers, we are here to nurture, support, and guide them each and everyday, and are committed to making your child’s Montessori preschool experience productive, stimulating, and fun!  We are honored that you have chosen our school and we are confident that this will be a wonderful year for everyone!!

noahcherry

 

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To the lesson…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/19/to-the-lesson-11/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/19/to-the-lesson-11/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:00:27 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3020 Read more]]> Our friends are hard at work.  They are learning how to unroll a rug, roll a rug, and carry a rug. They have been practicing using their walking feet in the classroom(s) and are becoming aware to walk around rugs which are in use.

 

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First day of school…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/19/first-day-of-school/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/19/first-day-of-school/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:28:40 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=3008 Read more]]> photo 1 (7) photo 4 (2) photo 1 (6) photo 2 (4) photo 1 (8) photo 2 (6) photo 4 (3) photo 5 (2)Yesterday was a great day!!!  Today, we are going to learn more about our classroom.  Many of my friends are interested in our shelves and the materials in our environment.  We are going to practicing using our slow moving feet and learn about the different parts of our classroom.

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Welcome to the toddler class!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/17/welcome-to-the-toddler-class/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/17/welcome-to-the-toddler-class/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:51:58 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2982 Read more]]> Mrs. Cherry and Mrs. Noah can’t wait until school starts tomorrow!!! Our toddler environment (Ages 18 months – 3 years) is specially prepared to provide toddlers many opportunities to explore the natural world, acquire language, and develop socially and independently.   The Montessori Method teaches children to care for their environment, themselves, and one another with love and respect.

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Back to School: Preparing for Day One http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/12/back-to-school-preparing-for-day-one/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/08/12/back-to-school-preparing-for-day-one/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:32:17 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2978 Read more]]> Mrs. Cherry and I are hard at work preparing our classroom and fine-tuning and perfecting the beginning lessons.   We are aiming for a successful year for our students, parents/guardians, and our school/staff.  Success in life is built on the freedom to make difficult choices and experience their consequences, on self-awareness and self-improvement, on genuine collaboration between generations, and on having the wisdom and courage to transform the world.

In Dr. Maria Montessori’s words…

“If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?… The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future.  If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.” 

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