Author Archives for allday_editor

  1. Share Your Soles

    Each year our kindergarten-age students run a fundraiser for a different organization either local or global. With the help of one of our teachers, Ms. Jai, we decided to pair with Share your Soles, a Chicago based organization that helps to provide gently used or new shoes to people in need all over the world…. Continue Reading »
  2. Consistency is the Key

    What do you do when you go to drop off your child at school after three snow days and your always happy to be in school child turns into a temper tantrum throwing person you have never met? It breaks your heart to leave your child seeing them act this way but you have to… Continue Reading »
  3. “Let the Child Be the Guide”

    Have you ever wondered what is it really like in a Montessori classroom?  What type of environment does your child get to enjoy once you drop them off? Being able to observe in a classroom at All Day Montessori is always encouraged but as we all know children being watched by their parents will act… Continue Reading »
  4. Diversity in your library

    A few months ago I was able to attend the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS) conference. I have always been eager to learn and the theme of this particular conference made me even more excited to attend. “Embracing Diversity” was the theme and since I have recently been implementing a cultural diversity and peace… Continue Reading »
  5. Potty Talk

    Potty training is something that I honestly knew very little about until recently. When students are in my  classroom they are generally potty trained, so I don’t really have much to do. But as I am spending more time being in the office and helping out in other classrooms I am learning all about potty-training…. Continue Reading »
  6. Montessori Elevator Speech

    While in school studying to be a teacher I was often challenged to think of my Elevator Speech for explaining Montessori. When I say Elevator Speech I mean a quick and concise description of what Montessori actually is. To be honest I could go on and on for hours about Montessori philosophy and why it… Continue Reading »
  7. Administrative Conference

    A few weekends ago Quinn, our Head of School, and I were able to attend a conference for Montessori administrators which brought together not only people from the United States but also the world.  Large group presentations covered general topics such as techniques on how to improve communication, hiring procedures, and teacher-evaluation methods.  Based on… Continue Reading »
  8. Get Up and Go Social!

    Being at a new school can be very scary for a child. You don’t know who your teachers are; you’re not sure with whom to be friends; you don’t know the routine of the classroom. Now add to that the concept of joining a Montessori classroom full of a plethora of materials that you may… Continue Reading »
  9. 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 »
  10. 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 »