Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | A Montessori-Trained Adult

At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education utilized a Montessori trained adult below.


A Montessori-Trained Adult

The trained Montessori teacher links the child to activities and experiences in the prepared environment. Specialized training results in a deep knowledge of child development, the purposes and use of each activity, and an understanding of how to foster and maintain social harmony in the classroom.
 

Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Now Enrolling for Fall 2016

Don't miss open enrollment for Fall 2016 at the Little Genius Montessori in Gresham, Oregon. We are currently scheduling tours so don't delay. Call 503.492.8500 for more information about enrolling your little genius for Fall 2016.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Discovery




At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education encourages discovery below.
Discovery

One of the most profound differences between Montessori education and conventional education is that, in Montessori, children are given the experience of discovering the answer for themselves. This leads to a much deeper learning experience, and creates a lifelong love of learning as a self-directed process of problem-solving and discovery. 
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.
 
SRC: http://montessori-nw.org/inside-a-montessori-classroom/

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Hands-On Learning

At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children.  Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses.  Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education provides hands-on learning below.

Hands-on learning

Montessori classrooms are interactive environments in which hands-on exploration is not only encouraged, it is necessary. By using the mind, the body, and the senses, learning becomes an activity that engages the whole self. Any parent will agree that children do; Montessori environments follow this natural inclination of children towards activity by offering an appropriate variety of objects and activities for meaningful engagement.
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Click to learn more about our Montessori Programs.

SRC: Click to learn more about the inside of a Montessori classroom.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Prepared Environment


At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education provides a prepared environment below.

Prepared Environment

Children’s needs change as they move through stages of development. At each level of Montessori education, this difference is honored through the preparation of the classroom environment. The environment is prepared in every way for optimal development: physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. By aligning the activities in the environment with what each child needs at any moment, Montessori prepared environments liberate children’s energy for growth and learning.

Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Eating what we Grow | Gardening with Kids

 
Check us out! We're eating some of the great food we've been growing in our own garden. Our salad consists of red and green leaf lettuce, shelling peas, and strawberries, yummy! Below are a few tips for gardening with your kids at home.

Consider Your Kids

Depending on their age, children take to gardening differently. For example, preschoolers tend to be fascinated with exploring dirt, seeds and the garden hose, while older children are more interested in how a single seed turns into an edible plant.

Make Kids Part of the Planting Process

"Let kids choose fruits or veggies they enjoy eating," Kuzemchak says. While older kids can read seed packets and start to understand growing regions, younger ones may not understand that it's probably not possible to grow oranges in northern Maine. Suggest fun, reliable plants such as purple carrots and striped beets, and make sure you plant a couple of sure bets for your region of the country.

Go Herbal

Herbs are perhaps the easiest plants to grow and can be a good place to start to interest kids in gardening. Herbs grow like weeds, so you'll probably have more than enough. Choose one or two herbs to start, such as parsley, basil or rosemary. Don't worry if you have too much by summer's end. An excess of basil can be made into pesto, frozen in ice cube trays and stored in the freezer to use during the fall and winter. And, all herbs can be dried.

Dig What Grows Below Ground

What's more fun for a kid than yanking a carrot she planted out of the ground, washing it and taking a bite? Beets, another "underground" crop are colorful and can be a great way to get a child to try a new vegetable. Potatoes are easy to grow and are kid favorites. "For kids, digging for potatoes is like digging for buried treasure," Kuzemchak says.

Gardening for the Space-Challenged

No yard? No problem! Kuzemchak recommends using large pots placed on the patio or porch to grow foods such as tomatoes, salad greens and even cucumbers. "Or, plant a row of small herb pots on a windowsill," she says. "Kids can pick the herbs you need for the meal." And, if they are old enough, let them cut the herbs with kitchen shears.
Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.

SRC: Learn mroe about Gardening with Kids at: www.eatright.org/resource/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/easy-foods-kids-can-grow-in-the-garden

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Montessori Classroom | Respect

 
At Little Genius Montessori, we believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children. Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses. Our Montessori Classrooms are designed to meet the developmental needs of each child. Learn how Montessori education demonstrates respect below.
Respect
Maria Montessori profoundly respected children and the developmental powers that drive them to seek certain experiences. Montessori education reframes the adult/child relationship to place the child at the center of his own learning. In Montessori classrooms, teachers respect children as separate and unique individuals. They guide children to respect the people and objects in their environment, and as the child grows older, to respect and understand the connectedness between all living and non-living things, leading to the adolescent’s profound awareness of the complex web of human existence.

Little Genius Montessori offers extended care hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., full-time & part-time schedules are available. Also, integrating healthy, nutritional food choices into snacks & meals is an essential part of assisting proper growth for our children. Learn more about our programs here.


SRC: http://montessori-nw.org/inside-a-montessori-classroom/