Big Work Leads to Big Ideas

  by Rachel Larson, Elementary Montessori Guide Right away when you start working with children in those first elementary years who have so much energy and purpose within their small bodies,  you realize that no room could ever contain them. Like animals in a cage they will burst forth when you swing open the gate — and so, we often leave “the gate” open for their big work and big […]

Freedom v. “Free-for-all”

Recently Fiore parents participated in hands-on, activity based workshops designed to help them experience the perils of freedom without any structure. Toddler parents discussed that just as limits or rules are necessary in a free society in order for everyone to cohabitate respectfully, some boundaries are necessary for children to be successful in our classroom communities. The order and organization is well planned and always involves setting up the physical space in a […]

7 Reasons We Are Choosing Fiore Montessori Next Year​​

by Montessori Parent, Charlotte Brock When we started at Fiore, the school was only in its second or third year, but I was immediately impressed by the adherence to Maria Montessori’s standards and vision, the beautiful spaces both inside and outside the building, and the staff’s professionalism and care for the children. Fast‐forward three and a half years—Fiore has become AMI accredited (the most rigorous Montessori certification, recognized by the […]

Parents Simulate the Magic of Montessori

Every year, Fiore parents have the opportunity to participate in a “journey” through the Toddler, Primary and Elementary levels of our Montessori program to help them better understand how teachers balance giving lessons and offering free choice within a classroom full of mixed ages, different abilities, and many opportunities to “do things.” Our two-part event culminates with a morning of hands-on “discovery” using materials that triggered parent interest the night before. At the end of the “Journey and Discovery” event, we often hear comments from […]

What Does “Follow The Child” Mean?

“‘Follow the child’ does not mean let the child do what he wants. It is simply an acknowledgment that the child has his or her own pattern – that we need to take into account where the child is at, rather than impose our idea of what the child should learn now.” — Rising Star MontessoriYou will often here Montessorians talk about following the child. But what does that mean? […]

Welcome!

Dear Families, Fiore Montessori would like to welcome you to our new blog!  This site will be dedicated to sharing ideas and thoughts about Montessori Philosophy and Education, parenting strategies, and creative ways to support Montessori in the home.  We hope to post daily, sharing information on topics that are pertinent to the entire Fiore community.  This will be a place where teachers can share their own thoughts on Montessori […]