Thursday, February 25, 2016

Montessori: Bring Your Parent to School Night

Last night was "Bring Your Parents to School Night" at Children's House, where Coco has been attending Montessori since we moved to Spokane. My mom started the school over ten years ago and it is such a beautiful thing that Coco gets to have her grandma as her teacher. Plus, it's the sweetest school community. We love the way Coco comes home telling us great stories of things she did every day, and how happy and satisfied she is with the supportive environment and all of the friends she's made. Every night before we eat dinner, she says the little blessing they use at school, "Thank you for the food before us; Thank you for the friends beside us; Thank you for the love around us." Then Theo claps and it's just as cute as can be.
The idea with Bring Your Parent to School Night is that the children have a chance to give their parents lessons, and show them, first hand, what they're doing at school every day. Coco didn't hesitate to jump into giving us a variety of lessons. It was a bit of a juggling act trying to keep track of Theo while paying attention to Coco's very detailed and precise lessons. 
At one point, we discovered that Theo had completely hi-jacked another child's table washing work! I guess I know what we need to set up at home in order to keep Theo busy and happy! Can you believe the focus and concentration on both of their faces? Montessori really is magical. It's like I'm discovering it anew watching my own babies live and grow with it.
Coco gave us lessons on the Metal Insets, Binomial Cube, Weaving, Table Washing and more. Head on over to Instagram to see a cute video of her getting her apron on. So darling! I don't think I could be more proud of Coco. She is smart, caring, talented, beautiful and so much fun to be around. I love her to the moon and back! 

If you're local to the Spokane area, and looking for a top quality Montessori program, CHMS is almost full for next year. Tours and applications are happening now! I can't recommend it enough. 

7 comments:

  1. I still remember the golden cube from when I was Coco's age; I know she'll have great memories of her time there!

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    1. That is so great! Are you thinking of the Golden Beads for doing math? I love that you remember that!! My only Montessori memories are of the bells, the snack table and the monkey bars on the playground! HAHA!

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    2. Yes! Those are the exact beads...funny I remember that of all things, since I studied English in school 😜

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  2. So adorable! I'm from a Montessori family too. My grandparents helped start one on the east coast in the 60's and my mom and her siblings attended. What I remember most from my Montessori days is learning to sew, drawing a self-portrait, and listening to Peter and the Wolf in music class... I still love hearing it! :)

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    1. That's really sweet! I remember seeing Peter and the Wolf performed live as a kid. AMAZING! Love hearing your Montessori memories. xx

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  3. We JUST had our Parent night last night :) LOVE Montessori! My daughter demonstrated the binomial cube too - and the sound boxes!

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    1. The Sound Boxes are a good one! So complicated. Good for her!! xo

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