Montessori-Inspired Mornings

Posted on 18 Sep 2019
Mornings can be the toughest part of the day for many children (and adults!). Transitions are never the easiest thing to master. There are many tasks everyone needs to accomplish, to have and prepare before venturing off to start the day. Below are a few Montessori-inspired tips and t

Socialization in a Montessori Classroom

Posted on 03 Jun 2019
The Montessori classrooms are environments prepared for children to learn and develop in a holistic manner – physically, mentally, academically, and socially. The teachers provide support, guidance, set and maintain expectations, and ensure safety, in order to lay the foundation for a

How to Talk to Children – Montessori Style

Posted on 07 May 2019
Children from birth to 6 are like sponges that absorb everything they are exposed to – their experiences, their environment, the people they are surrounded by, and the language they hear. As we all know, communicating with the child under 6 can be an art – one that is practiced and de

“Help Me to Help Myself” – An Evening with Simone Davies

Posted on 02 Apr 2019
On March 28, 2019, some of our Odyssey teachers had the pleasure of joining Simone Davies, author of the Montessori Toddler, for an evening discussing toddlers, Montessori, and helping to bring calm to our classrooms and our homes. Among the plethora of topics she covered, one point s

Independence – Preparing the Environment to Say “Yes”

Posted on 05 Feb 2019
Simone Davies, author of the Montessori Toddler and themontessorinotebook.com, sent her monthly Newsletter this past week. Please visit themontessorinotebook.com and see the attached Newsletter at the bottom of this post. The topic was “Looking after toddlers is hard — and what we can

Spotlight on Material: Colour Boxes

Posted on 05 Dec 2018
The Montessori colour boxes are vibrant, attractive materials nested within the Montessori Sensorial curriculum area. The Sensorial materials aid in the child’s natural development of his or her senses; they help refine these senses as each child progresses through the activities. As

Bridging the Gap & Creating Connections: Parent Education Evenings at School

Posted on 31 Oct 2018
A huge thank you goes out to all the parents who were able to make it to our Parent Education Evenings at the Sorauren and Christie Campuses this October. It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. In our case, it is a close partnership between the child’s teachers, pa

An Independent, Gracious, Courteous and Delicious Lunch Routine

Posted on 01 Oct 2018
As September winds to a close, the children are well on their way to settling into each classroom’s daily routines. A big part of this daily routine is lunch. All our meals throughout the day are provided by our fantastic caterer (Real Food for Real Kids – Please refer to www.rfrk.com

Promoting Problem Solving

Posted on 27 May 2018
We all strive to help children become resilient critical thinkers with independent thoughts and actions. In our Montessori classrooms, opportunities for children to foster these skills arise on numerous occasions throughout the day. Much of it involves setting up the environment in a