Children love to help prepare food, whether for themselves or for friends and family. They can share in patriotic pride as they help to make a variety of red, white, and blue foods for celebrations at home or in the classroom. An added bonus are all of those practical life skills they’re working on, plus you can subtly add in a little history and science while you’re at it. The following ideas are meant for the kids to do on their own, with minimal supervision needed.Continue reading “Patriotic Food Preparation Activities for Kids”
I have always been dedicated to promoting diversity in the Montessori classroom. I thought I was doing a decent job at it. I know I have done more than many of my peers. But I also know it has not been enough.Continue reading “Reflecting on White Fragility as a Montessorian – Concluding Thoughts”
One of the things that Robin Diangelo asks us to think about is our schooling. What kind of school did you attend? What was the racial makeup? What about your teachers? Were they male or female, Black or white?Continue reading “Reflecting on White Fragility as a Montessorian – Diversity in Schools Then and Now”
Today marks 10 years since my father passed away. It doesn’t seem possible that it has been a full decade when so many memories of that difficult time feel as recent as last week. But that’s how time works.
Over the past several months, I have been doing a lot of introspection on the role that Montessori has played in my life, how it still pertains to my life, and how it can impact my future. My father had a large role in that. So today, I want to pay tribute to him for that.Continue reading “Dear Dad, thank you for my Montessori life.”