ADM Blog

  1. What you won’t see in my classroom

    Today I wanted to spend some time talking about a misconception about Montessori and its view on fantasy. Some people may think that since there is no dress up in my classroom that I am stifling my students’ creativity. In truth I am just giving them the chance to express their creativity in different ways…. Continue Reading »
  2. Preparation for writing

    As the school year has gotten back into full swing I have taken the time to really look back and think about what I want to do better when it comes to my classroom. The one aspect of the curriculum I felt that I needed to amp up was my handwriting materials. I helped my… Continue Reading »
  3. Get Up and Move!

    As we get back into the swing of school I am happy to say that CH1 is having a blast! We have been learning about one another as well as getting to know the classroom. I am so excited to continue to get to know all of my students as well as all of the… Continue Reading »
  4. Fostering Independence

    As I sit in my apartment my first day of school, outfit picked out and laying on my bed and my lunch packed, I realize how excited I am to start back teaching especially at a school as great as ADM. It is so amazing to be part of a school community that just one year… Continue Reading »
  5. Peace in the classroom

      I found this great video the other day and the message really hit home for me. One of the reasons I chose to come to ADM was because of the diverse population is serves.   I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
  6. Summer camp school excitement

      After taking a few weeks off I was really excited to come back to ADM to teach summer school. I have the pleasure of working with the 6-9 year olds over the summer which is a big change of pace from the 3-6 year olds. Each week of the camp we have a different… Continue Reading »
  7. What a year!

    Posted by Caitlyn Solomon As most of you know this is my first year being a teacher.  As I left the school on Thursday I really thought about all of the things that have happened this year. Let me tell you, WOW, I thought I learned a lot in college, but the things I learned… Continue Reading »
  8. Green Thumb

    Before I start this post I should say that my mother is an AMAZING gardener.  She would spend her entire life in the dirt if she could. Me, on the other hand, not so much. I would get too hot in the sun and burnt too easily to want to spend a lot of time… Continue Reading »
  9. Ch1 takes the City

    This week was full of adventure for all the 3-6 students at ADM. CH2 had an awesome field trip at the Beverly Art Center. I can’t say exactly what they did but I am sure that Ms. Kate can tell you ALL about it. What I can tell you about is the field trip my… Continue Reading »
  10. The Importance of Handwriting

    The ScienceTimes (NY Times) yesterday had an article about the effects on memory and learning that handwriting has on brain development, and what is getting lost as handwriting is being replaced by keyboards. The findings are eye-opening and this article is a must read for any parent or teacher working with children. Here is the… Continue Reading »