News from Greenspring Montessori School

Adolescent Orientation Odyssey to Echo Hill

Adolescent Orientation Odyssey to Echo Hill

This year the Adolescents went on a trip with the Echo Hill Outdoor School for 3 days and 2 nights to the Chester River. This Odyssey (one of two for the year) serves as an orientation to the community through social experiences -- adolescents have an opportunity to...

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Easing Separation Anxiety

Easing Separation Anxiety

Beginning a new school year is a time of excitement and uncertainty for many new children. For some, it is their first time being away from home for a stretch of time. It is common for students (and parents) to experience feelings of anxiety; this is perfectly normal....

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Grace & Courtesy is All About Respect

Grace & Courtesy is All About Respect

“A child who becomes a master of his acts through repeated exercises [of grace and courtesy]...is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline.” - Dr. Maria Montessori Have you ever entered a Montessori classroom and noticed that...

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2019 Carseat Safety Guidelines

2019 Carseat Safety Guidelines

2019 Carseat Safety Guidelines The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently changed their safety recommendations to remove the age limit on rear-facing car seats. They now suggest keeping children rear-facing until they reach the highest weight and height allowed...

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The Importance of Free Play This Summer

The Importance of Free Play This Summer

Written by Betsy Wimbrow, Director of Education Ah, summertime! There is nothing like long, languid days that stretch slowly into the evening, running barefoot in the cool grass while chasing fireflies, and biting into cold crispy watermelon, the juice dripping down...

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Cooking in the Montessori Classroom

Cooking in the Montessori Classroom

On any given day, you may smell an assortment of delicious aromas when you are walking the halls at Greenspring Montessori School. This is because students and faculty are often engaged in various cooking and baking activities as part of the Montessori curriculum. To...

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Montessori at Home

Montessori in the Home: The Bathroom

Montessori in the Home: The Bathroom

Greetings from Florida! For those of you who don't know me, I was a Lower Elementary guide at Greenspring and then the Director of Admissions before moving to Florida. My daughter, Lila, recently turned two and I would like to share a few thoughts on what it was like...

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Setting up Lila’s Montessori Bedroom

Setting up Lila’s Montessori Bedroom

Greetings from Florida! For those of you who don't know me, I was a Lower Elementary Guide at GMS and then the Director of Admissions before moving to Florida last December. My daughter, Lila, recently turned one and I would like to share a few thoughts on what it was...

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