Category: Looking Ahead

  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. 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 »
  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. 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 »
  6. 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 »
  7. 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 »
  8. 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 »
  9. 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 »
  10. 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 »