Teatime: A Montessori Tradition

greeting mayor briggs of prior lake

During Montessori Education Week (the last week of February), Sonnet Montessori Children’s House students host High Tea.  They invite guests from our local community and spend the week preparing their classroom environment.  The day prior, they cut and make floral arrangements, create personalized place mats from doilies, and set the table.  They also continue to […]

Kindergarten Readiness: Academic Skills

childrens house alphabet

January and February bring kindergarten open houses and the question of, “What should my child know before entering kindergarten?”  The new academic year doesn’t start until September in Minnesota, but there’s no time like present to consider how you can support your child through their upcoming transition. Over the last month we looked at several […]

Kindergarten Readiness: Attentiveness

child playing game at preschool 2

As we learn how to best prepare our children for kindergarten, we have looked at readiness in the Montessori classroom, self-regulation skills and social-emotional competency.