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Posted by Siobhan Mahaney on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Sixth Grade Spotlight  Over the next few weeks we will be featuring one of our Sixth Graders in each Monday Update.  It has been a pleasure and delight to spend time with each of the six and learn even more about them.  Today we will be featuring Maia Chandler. Anyone who knows Maia knows that she is passionate about swimming.  She dedicates many hours each week to practice and aspires to be in the Olympics one day.  She loves doing the 2000 IM which is a medley of all the strokes, the 50m...
Posted by Marian Wallace on Thursday, April 26, 2018
The first crocuses have appeared on the playground, which means Children’s House Spring Tea is just around the corner. This event is a beloved tradition at Summit Montessori School, cherished both by the proud students and their guests alike. While the children have begun to practice the many steps involved in Spring Tea, in reality, they have been preparing for this event from their first experiences in Children’s House. Spring Tea is the culmination of every physical skill exercise they’ve...
Posted by Siobhan Mahaney on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
If  you are staying in the area over April Break and looking for some fun outings for your family, do consider these options. I recently had the opportunity to attend the Grand Opening at the Acton Discovery Museum.  It is amazing.  If you haven’t visited in a while you have a grand surprise in store.  The new building is gorgeous, spacious and filled with many new exhibits as well as expanded ones your children may know and love.   If you have a toddler, be sure to go and check out the new...
Posted by Martha Torrence on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Upper El students conducting water related experiments
According to Dr. Montessori, education should ideally involve the unfolding of the human spirit, the gradual realization of the innate potentialities of each individual over time. As Montessori educators we are truly privileged to witness and support this unfolding and all of its positive transformative powers each day. My favorite moments, often seemingly small ones, are those of realization that a child has just revealed some aspect of his or her development that had not previously been noted...
Posted by Siobhan Mahaney on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
 In the last year I have attended a variety of workshops which have focused on the essential need for children to spend time outdoors as well as several on sensory processing. Amazingly, the two areas intersect quite nicely when taking into account what a child needs to become creative, independent, confident and healthy. Most recently, I attended a presentation by Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the author of Balanced and Barefoot. The event was sponsored by the...