ADM Blog

  1. Keeping organized, well trying to at least….

    I love, love, love teaching and making new materials to help meet the needs of my students. What I don’t love, love, love is trying to keep all these materials organized and safe. So I hope that this entry will help other teachers like me who need some help with the organizational side of teaching…. Continue Reading »
  2. Spring Parent Night

    This week our school had one of our two annual parent nights. This one is my personal favorite because the students are invited to come and show their parents around the classroom. It is always so much fun to get to see what the students want to share. My assistant and I were both laughing… Continue Reading »
  3. A quiet place for a child

    Just as anyone in the world, I have emotions and sometimes those emotions get so intense that I need to just take a moment to calm down. As an adult, I have grown. I have learned different tools and techniques to help myself calm down and relax, but the same cannot be said about children…. Continue Reading »
  4. How to talk about MLK to children

    On January 16, 2017 countless people will be taking a day off to celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. When going over the calendar with my class I always try to prepare them for any changes to the normal schedule, including long weekends so naturally MLK day came up. Now let’s be honest here,… Continue Reading »
  5. Santa Claus?

    As the holiday season is in full swing here at All Day Montessori and it really has gotten me thinking about Santa. Now I should say that I was raised in a Jewish household and Santa was never a conversation that we had to have. From a very young age I remember knowing that Santa… Continue Reading »
  6. Teaching Kindness

    With everything that had been going on in our society recently I have been really thinking about what I can do to try to help. The conclusion that I came to, with the help of a lot of article reading, was that I need to not only be kind but also teach kindness. In my… Continue Reading »
  7. Changing works in the classroom to go with themes is a heavily debated topic in the Montessori world. While there is real validity in keeping the materials pure, the way that they were created to be, I love changing out my shelves. Here at ADM we consider ourselves “a modern take on Montessori.” Not all… Continue Reading »
  8. Talking TO kids not AT them

    I was recently reading some articles on education and I came across an article by the Atlantic. It talks a lot about how our academic expectations have changed dramatically over the last few years and how it has impacted students and their learning. As a montessorian I want my students to love to learn, to… Continue Reading »
  9. 20 years and counting

    For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Paula and Richard Bukacek, you are surely missing out. Not only are they one of the most loving couples I have ever met, but they are also the ones who first opened the doors of All Day Montessori in 1995.  When I first met… Continue Reading »
  10. Why observation is key

    Two months ago I was lucky enough to go to the American Montessori Conference which was held in Chicago. I went in with a very open mind, but to be honest, had no idea what to expect. I mean, I love what I do, and I love Montessori.  But what was going to this conference… Continue Reading »