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​Even the youngest of children are sensitive to order and routines.
And that is why the Montessori environments are prepared with so much order.
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​The youngest of children are sensitive to order & routines.
And Montessori environments are prepared w/so much order. http://ow.ly/vW5ZD

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​LePort students on a one week excursion to Catalina Island. Rock climbing, snorkeling, hiking, and seeing marine life were a few of their adventures. The entire outdoor experience was so much more meaningful by having their science teacher with them; who, by the way, is a PhD! http://ow.ly/vW3iQ

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That's one of the great things about Montessori: children are free to, and often joyfully do, repeat activities well beyond visible mastery. Turns out that important changes in the brain happen during these repeated sessions, even when there is no outward improvement in performance visible--changes that make us more efficient at completing a task. It's always fun to see modern science validate Dr. Montessori's insights! http://ow.ly/vW205

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What does a cigarette factory in Germany, Italy's first woman physician and a village in Italy have in common?

Because some of you asked…

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Montessori teachers are emphatic about not interrupting their students' work during the three-hour work cycle. The primary purpose of the work cycle is to give students time to become fully engaged in an activity. According to research, however, there is another added benefit of uninterrupted work time: it satisfies the brain's need to finish what it has started. Why We Hate Not Finishing What We Start | Psychology Today http://ow.ly/vRo8b

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New Montessori Preschool coming to Brooklyn!
Parent Info Event: April 28th, 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Three reasons to invest two hours:

1) It's your child's life, and the first six years are the most critical for his or her development. Choosing the right preschool makes all the difference.

2) It's just two hours to get on top of the preschool decision. You'll leave understanding whether the Montessori approach may be a good fit for your child, and how to find a high-quality Montessori program, from infancy to preschool and beyond.

3) It's an early mover opportunity. Our new campus in the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens neighborhood will open in late 2015. Our wait list is building but it's not impossibly long (yet!). You'll learn how to join our wait list and take advantage of some early opportunities.

To get on our interest list, RSVP, or learn more about our school, please visit LePortSchools.com/Brooklyn.

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New Montessori Preschool coming to Brooklyn!
Parent Info Event: April 28th, 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Three reasons to invest two hours:

1) It's your child's life, and the first six years are the most critical for his or her development. Choosing the right preschool makes all the difference.

2) It's just two hours to get on top of the preschool decision. You'll leave understanding whether the Montessori approach may be a good fit for your child, and how to find a high-quality Montessori program, from infancy to preschool and beyond.

3) It's an early mover opportunity. Our new campus in the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens neighborhood will open in late 2015. Our wait list is building but it's not impossibly long (yet!). You'll learn how to join our wait list and take advantage of some early opportunities.

To get on our interest list, RSVP, or learn more about our school, please visit LePortSchools.com/Brooklyn. http://ow.ly/vPx7p

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"If you watch a child of three, you will see that he is always playing with something. This means that he is working out, and making conscious, something that his unconscious mind has earlier absorbed. Through his outward experience, in the guise of a game, he examines those things and impressions that he has taken in unconsciously. He becomes fully conscious and constructs the future man, by means of his activities. ... He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence."--Dr. Maria Montessori, in "The Absorbent Mind", p. 27 http://ow.ly/vPwTt

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Last week, the 5th and 6th graders at our Irvine Spectrum campus took a trip with a handful of their teachers to Catalina Island. The 3-day adventure -- with action from sunup to sundown -- included snorkeling, marine biology lessons, hours and hours of hiking, deer and bison watching, team building exercises, rock wall climbing, Ga-ga ball (what a game!), lots of good eating, and on and on.

Taken on the boat ride home, here is the well-earned result:
http://ow.ly/vPus3
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