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Show Mum how much you care on Mother's Day

5 Simple Ways to Show Her You Care on Mother’s Day

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Everyone loves to feel appreciated.  With Mother’s Day coming up next Sunday, it’s a great time to think of how you might show the mothers and carers in your life what they mean to you.  Here at FMS our students are getting ready to host a Mother’s Day morning tea, but in the meantime, we offer five simple ideas to celebrate and care for the woman who cares for everyone....
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Students of different ages working together on a task

The Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping

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One hallmark of a Montessori education is the use of multi-age classrooms.  While Montessori is not the only type of education that utilizes this approach, it’s not what most people are used to.  What are the benefits of structuring a classroom this way?  Read on to learn more... Learning at an Individual Pace Children in multi-age classrooms tend to have a little more flexibility when it comes to mastering skills...
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Children demonstrating working "Freedom within Limits"

Why Freedom Within Limits Works

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“To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.” Dr Maria Montessori One of the more common misconceptions about Montessori education is that we let the children run free to do what they please all the time.  It is true that we let our students make choices for themselves, not just about their work...
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Anthony is demonstrating a learning technique to students.

Montessori is for all children

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How do you know when your child is bored at school? Denice Scala, Principal at Forestville Montessori School, provides 5 possible signs to look for in your child. Parenting can be perplexing. With young children, it is tough to separate behaviour from the root cause. Are you seeing any of these signs? Your child is alive at home, tiring you out with constant questions. Yet, her teacher is telling you...
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Everyone Belongs – Embracing Diversity from a Young Age

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We all want our children to be peaceful and accepting of others.  It is never too early to start teaching them to embrace diversity.  Too often, we falsely imagine that young children do not notice what makes them different from each other.  They do notice, and instead of waiting for them to ask questions or gather information on their own, we can be proactive about diversity education.  We can teach...
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