Magazine article Montessori Life

The Last Laugh

Magazine article Montessori Life

The Last Laugh

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Montessori in the Modern Age

As I walked around my classroom one day I noticed that one girl was carefully tracing the metal insets. After completing many sheets, she wanted to attach the sheets together. She came over to me with the pages carefully stacked and exclaimed, "Can you help me make my Facebook?"

Mariel Carballo

Park West Montessori School

New York, NY

After a first-grader left early one day for a doctor's appointment, I noticed he had left out some Golden Beads work in his haste to leave with his mother. I told my other students it would be nice if a friend could put his materials away for him. Another first-grader hurried over to the work and said to me, "If I put this away, will I be your BFF?" (Of course he already was!)

Joan Ryan

Como Montessori School

Fort Worth, TX

Counting Higher and Higher . . .

A kindergarten student came to the office to ask me if I could return something I had borrowed from his class. He asked so politely that I remarked that even though he thinks he is going to first grade next year we would be keeping him here because he has only been here one year. His reply was, "That's okay. My friend and I are making a googol of metal insets and it will take us a long time!"

Marilyn Horan

Bunche Montessori Early

Childhood Center

Fort Wayne, IN

Early one morning, a primary student (age 5) began working with the 5-cube chain. After working in a very independent, organized, and focused way, he rushed over to me and announced he was finished. …

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