Author Archives for Morgan Childers

  1. Back to School at All Day Montessori

    On Tuesday, September 8th, we were ready for All Day Montessori students to return to school after the longest break in the 25-year history. Staff planned and discussed pandemic response policies, but it was all theory until it was put into action. Everything was sparkling clean, the tables spread out, and the drive up/drop off… Continue Reading »
  2. May 2020

    Thank you to parents, guardians and ADM supporters for your continued support during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Your commitment has enabled us to continue our mission through e-distance learning. You have shown us that “we’re all in this together.” Be safe. Here are some of our little ones receiving their distance learning drop-offs from their teachers… Continue Reading »
  3. 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 »
  4. 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 »
  5. Why praise doesn’t pay off

    As a Montessorian I always am amazed to see how my students are always seeking my approval. Whether it is a drawing or work in the classroom, I will be asked, “Do you think I did a good job?”  It is really sad that they do not have the confidence in themselves to know that… Continue Reading »
  6. Why Stay?

    As I am sure all of you know it is that time of year for open houses and big choices. One of the biggest ones being where you will be sending your child for Kindergarten. As a Montessori teacher I have been taught the importance of keeping your child for the three year cycle and… Continue Reading »
  7. Lending a hand

    There are always moments in my day that I am beyond amazed at the things my students do. Just the other day a student of mine sat next to me and read a book that a week ago was “too tricky”. But this time I am amazed by them in a whole new way. I… Continue Reading »
  8. Staying warm in the cold weather

    I know that I personally love being outside in the winter. I love playing in the snow, building snow forts, and most of all going sledding. But as the weather gets colder spending time outside also means that we have to start dressing a lot warmer. There is a Norwegian saying: “There is no such thing… Continue Reading »
  9. Time well spent

    In all honesty I don’t watch a lot of television, mainly because I don’t have cable but also because Netflix is enough for me. However, the other day I was watching television with my friend and saw the new LEGO commercial. When it first started I thought how much it sounded like the Montessori philosophy of… Continue Reading »
  10. How to overcome the “I can’t” feeling

    We have all been there, the moments when we just want to give up because we feel like we just can’t “do it”. I know that I feel it when I am trying to do a hard workout and I see it in my students when I am asking them to complete a new challenging work…. Continue Reading »