Start fostering their decision-making skills now so they are able to make smart (and safe) decisions later, especially in their teen and early adult years. Involve your child in dialog about why we do the things we do, instead of telling him what to do. For example, instead of just saying, “pick up those toys,” ask your child why is a good idea to pick up our things. Give the child the opportunity to arrive at the “right” conclusion on his own which teaches him how to think, not what to think.
Montessori education is based upon building independence and confidence. These go hand in hand, because as a child builds independence and internalizes this, the result is confidence. Self-confidence is an essential ingredient in the recipe for a rewarding life. The Montessori Method is especially mindful of your child’s developing self-esteem and its ultimate connection to academic, social, and emotional abilities. Here are five ways to help your children find their own self-confidence: Embrace Differences; Encourage Decision-Making; Demonstrate Kindness; Acknowledge Emotions and Stay Strong.
“Child-centered” in the Montessori prepared environment means, the Montessori environment is a child centered community designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration. The environment is prepared for the child so that he or she can experience the blend of freedom and discipline through the activities. There is no teacher to correct the child, but the activities them self help them explore learning independently.
Harvest Festival on October 31st
This October we will be celebrating the Fall Harvest with our annual Festival. We will promote a sense of community, while providing a morning of family fun and entertainment. We celebrate the bounty brought forth by Mother Earth. With your attendance, the Harvest Festival will become a wonderful success.
Picture Day at the School!
Wednesday, October 2nd
Once again it is picture day at Auburn’s House Montessori! Tiffany Walker will be the photographer. Pictures will be taken here at the school.
Harvest Festival is on its Way
Wednesday, October 31st, 11am – 12pm
This is an annual event that Auburn’s House Montessori School celebrates on Halloween Day.
Games * Prizes * Pizza !
*No costumes or candy please
Parent Educational Night
Thursday, September 13th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Topic will be: The Importance of the Montessori Environment
Teacher Parent Conferences
October 2nd – 5th
Set up your appointment for parent teacher conferences. First come first serve.