ADM Blog

  1. Why Read?

    Almost every day after nap time I have my students sit on the rug while I read to them. We have currently been reading Jack and Annie books and they LOVE them. We read for about 30 minutes while the students are able to not only listen but also answer questions and predict what will… Continue Reading »
  2. Organized Chaos

    One of my favorite things about working in the Montessori¬†classroom is when I am able to take a step back and look at all the things that are going on in my classroom. Now there are totally some days when I look and see kids running, using the red rods as boat oars, books being… Continue Reading »
  3. A Day in your child’s shoes

    I am on a bunch of groups for Montessori¬†teachers around the world. Recently we spoke about how we wish there was a way that parents could see the their child in the classroom environment without distracting the child from their work. As you all know here at ADM it is really hard to sneak in… Continue Reading »
  4. Give a little grace

    Quinn posted this the other week on the ADM Facebook page and I really thought it was awesome so I also wanted to share it! “So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods or bad days. We expect them to be in complete control of their emotional… Continue Reading »
  5. Positive Discipline at home

    Since starting here at ADM I have continued to grow and learn daily. One thing that was the most interesting thing for me to learn about was the concept of positive disciple. It was something that I had never heard of until starting here and I was lucky enough to go to a workshop that… Continue Reading »
  6. Winter Fun

    Being cooped up in your house can make winter feel really long. I know that I can personally only watch so many episodes of television before I start to go stir crazy. Here are some fun and family friendly things to get you our of the house! Morton Arboretum holiday light – Has 50 acres… Continue Reading »
  7. Giving Thanks

    I was able to go home to Ohio for Thanksgiving and while I was sitting on the plane waiting for the cabin doors to close I started to think about how much I really have to be thankful for. Parents, staff, students, you are the ones who make this all happen. Without you I wouldn’t… Continue Reading »
  8. A great lesson from an unexpected place

    Even though I am the teacher in my classroom I am never surprised by the things that my students teach me every day. As adults we are always looking in the mirror and seeing all the negative things that we want to change. Our large heads, small stature, imperfect skin, etc. But very seldom do… Continue Reading »
  9. Teal Pumpkin Project

    Here at ADM we have a strict “no outdoor food” rule due to the number of students with food allergies. As a teacher I am always aware of what I am eating and making sure that I wash my hands before I come into the classroom and after eating food. With Halloween just around the… Continue Reading »
  10. Helping hands

    One of the obvious benefits of sending your child to a Montessori school is the mixed age group classes. The younger ones are able to look to the older ones to see what to do and how to act and the older ones are able to become leaders and teachers of materials in the classroom…. Continue Reading »