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Wednesday
Feb062013

The Outdoor Classroom

Sylvia Muccillo, UMA Teacher Trainer and long-time owner/director of Peachtree City Montessori School (near Atlanta, Georgia), shares a few photos of the beautiful outdoor extension of her equally beautiful indoor classroom. Click on the photo, below, to see photos on the United Montessori Association Facebook Page.

Sunday
Jan132013

Matching Bracelets

Here's a creative idea for the Sensorial area of the Montessori environment.

...In the classroom or home! 

Photographed (TJS) at the PNMA Spring Sharing Fair, Bellevue Montessori School, WA. 

Tuesday
Dec042012

UMA Winter Newsletter 2012

We are currentlly accepting applications for the UMA Winter Quarter. The next online class series will start on January 15th, 2013. Sign up now!

Friday
Nov022012

"Thank Board" Activity

Thanksgiving will soon be here! 

To help inculcate a spirit of thankfulness, here is a personalized and meaningful activity which you can create either at home or in the classroom. This can be a family or community activity, or also done individually. Click on the picture and you will be directed to the Family Education website.

Thursday
Oct182012

The Montessori Classroom

A brief introduction to the Montessori classroom. Enjoy! 

The Montessori Classroom: "The Three Year Cycle" from zac potterfield on Vimeo.

 

Saturday
Sep152012

WELCOME New UMA Students!

September 15th - the start of the new school year at UMA

Welcome new students!

We are all on this exciting journey together

For a lifetime!

ENJOY THE PROCESS

The Staff at UMA

~Committed to help and to guide you along the way~

"The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. 
 It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit."

 Dr. Maria Montessori
Thursday
Aug092012

Children's Quote

Thursday
Jul192012

Montessori and Art

It's all about process

Here is another beautiful Montessori example of opportunities for art in the classroom. It involves a specially prepared environment with the freedom to choose, explore, and express. (It does not involve learning to color within the assigned lines with mandated colors, with the focus on the final product.)

The end result...well, this picture speaks for itself.

A still life drawing by Addison: "My grandmother brought this doll back from India." Look at her self-assured posture and the pride and joy in her face!

As Daphnea Solomon, owner/director of Children's House Montessori - Tupelo, Mississippi, stated: "Addison brought out her best features :)"

And as Brittany Collins Johnson, Addison's Mom, responded: "That's my girl!!"

 

So much to be proud of, all around. Thanks, Addison, Brittany, and Daphnea for sharing.

Tuesday
Jul172012

Montessori Quote: Child and Activity

Friday
Jul062012

Why Montessori?