Magazine article Montessori Life

Last Laugh

Magazine article Montessori Life

Last Laugh

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One day, I noticed a child's jeans were ripped and pointed it out by saying, "You have a hole in your jeans" A 6-yearold boy standing close by heard me and said, "I have a hole in my underwear" A 3-year-old girl turned around and asked the boy, "Can I see? Can I see?"

Yan Wang Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School

Beverly, MA

Years ago, a 3-year-old boy in my class came up to me and politely requested a lesson. He had seen a kindergartner doing a particular work the day before, and he wanted a chance, he said, to use "the circus work."

I bent my brain for a moment trying to think what materials he could possibly be referring to. Nothing in the room even came close to resembling something circus-like. I was about to ask him to show me where this material was when his face lit up with a triumphant smile.

"I remember the name now! I want a lesson on the Large Movable Acrobat!"

Shannon Gorr Nashoba Montessori School

Lancaster, MA

I recently had the following exchange with Gobi, my 6-year-old son:

Gobi: I know how many inches there are in a foot. …

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