13 Oct · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Primary Coffee Chat- Fall 2017

Ms. Jayna and Ms. Sarah hosted the annual Primary Coffee Chat in the Lower Elementary Environment so the 3-6 friends could work in their environment undisturbed. We were welcomed by Ms. Amanda as well as Mr. Kurt Hine of the Parent Social Organization. Mr. Kurt offered helpful tips for new parents and explained the purpose …


2 Mar · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Parent Education Evening- Feb. 16, 2017

Each year we like to hold an evening for parents to join us to learn about Montessori. This year we explored Language in all of the environments. Ms. Sarah explained how the young child learns the sounds of the alphabet and how this leads to reading and learning the function of words. Ms. Amanda explored …


25 Oct · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Primary Autumn Coffee Chat

Our annual Primary Coffee Chat was held on October 20 in the Lower Elementary Environment. Ms. Sarah talked about the child from birth to age 6 explaining the Tendencies of the Human Being and how they relate to the Primary Environment.  The Tendencies explored include: Exploration:  The child must experience his environment through his senses, ...


18 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Elementary Morning Chat Summary from 9/17/15

At our morning chat on Thursday, Sept. 17th, we discussed the Junior Great Books program. Below is a summary of the program. The Junior Great Books program has its emphasis on discussion and its focus is on each child’s interpretation. This gives them many opportunities to develop their reading, writing, critical thinking, and oral communication ...


15 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Montessori Schools Offer Big Lessons for ‘Managers’

Did you know that children at Montessori schools regularly out-perform those who graduate from traditional schools? And that some of the leading innovators in the world, including Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales credit their ability to think differently to their Montessori educations? Founded in 1897 by Italian ...


15 May · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Why don’t we have grades?

The above question is a common question asked of Montessori Schools. The following response is an excerpt from an article by John Long, Headmaster of the Post Oak School in Bellaire.     Dr. Montessori emphasized the significance of internal, intrinsic motivation as the power behind learning- as opposed external, extrinsic rewards. Young people are ...


5 May · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

20th Birthday!

The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park celebrated their 20th Birthday! A celebration was held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 to celebrate 20 years of operation. An article was published by AMI-USA in their May e-newsletter. Click on the link to see the article. http://amiusa.org/montessori-childrens-house-hyde-park-celebrates-20-years/


15 Feb · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Our Emphasis on Handwriting

Handwriting is emphasized in Montessori while other schools dismiss it as "old fashioned" and "obsolete". See the attached link for a wonderful youtube video highlighting the youngest "Master Penman" in the United States today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSyQDu49pI


25 Jan · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Parent Night Summary- January 21st, 2016

On Thursday, Jan. 21, we hosted a journey through the three classes and age groups, investigating how Mathematics is taught and how the materials change as the child grows. Primary: Maria Montessori has said that the Human Being is born with a Mathematical Mind. The Mathematical Mind is a natural part of life. When Math ...


15 Nov · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

An Education Fit for a King

Prince George started his first day of school - at Westacre Montessori School- near his family's home, Amner Hall, in Norfolk, England. Prince William and Kate enrolled their son in a school that practices the famous Montessori method. Founded by Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori, this educational approach is known for encouraging creative thinking, personalized ...


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