Lucy

Lucy is the guide for Children's House 1 and has been with WBMS since 2007. She was trained by the Montessori Center of Minnesota (AMI) and has a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Studies. Lucy's favorite part about teaching is constantly being amazed by what children are capable of doing if given the opportunity.

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Children's House Guide Reflects On Cycle of Presentations

Apr 15, 2016 4:50:55 PM / by Lucy posted in Montessori Materials, Presentations, Relationships

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As I was planning my presentations for the day, I realized that I had reached the last page of my notebook. At first I just though, "Oh, looks like I need to buy myself a new notebook," but then the meaning of that moment dawned on me. When I looked back to the first page of my notebook, I noticed the date and that I had been using this notebook for 3 years now! I then took some time to look through some of the pages, and it filled me with a sense of nostalgia.

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Montessori Education Week

Mar 4, 2016 9:34:34 PM / by Lucy posted in Montessori Method, work, Benefits of Montessori, Community, Friendship, Helping, Confidence, Curiosity, love of learning

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This week is Montessori Education Week, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to write about a few of my favorite things about Montessori!

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Celebrating Montessori Education Week

Mar 4, 2016 9:24:48 AM / by Lucy posted in independence, respect, love of learning, mix-ages, Montessori education, montessori education week

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This week is Montessori Education Week, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to write about a few of my favorite things about Montessori!

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Building A Foundation Of Creative Writing Through Storytelling In Montessori

May 5, 2015 4:30:00 PM / by Lucy posted in Parent Education, language

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Each one of us is a storyteller (whether we choose to believe it or not is another matter). We all have a plethora of unique and interesting stories to tell. Any time you pass along information about something that happened, and it has a beginning, a middle and an end, then that’s a story. This is the message I am continually conveying to the children I get to spend time with every day in Children's House. I like to remind them that even though some of us are more dramatic (so telling a story feels easy and natural), and some of us are more reserved (so telling a story feels a bit more uncomfortable), we are ALL still storytellers are heart!

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Language Development With The Farm Game

Apr 27, 2015 4:43:00 PM / by Lucy posted in Parent Education, language

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Here at White Bear Montessori, and in all authentic Montessori schools, the Farm Game is one of the most sought after and longed for presentations in the Children’s House environment. If you watch even the youngest children enter the room, they seem drawn to it by magnetism. I certainly can’t blame them. Of all the materials in the Children’s House, this presentation looks the most like toys they are familiar with. I’m sure some of them have many of these very pieces at home! In our environment the Farm Game includes a barn, of course, but it also has a farmhouse for the farmer to live in, a mud puddle for rolling, a pond for swimming, grass for grazing, and nearly 50 farm animals of different colors, sizes and types. Our youngest children, ages two or three, would love to set up and play with the plethora of animals. For our older children, the Farm Game provides so much more learning.

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Montessori Math Materials Prepare Kids To Love Math

Mar 2, 2015 4:30:00 PM / by Lucy posted in Parent Education, Montessori Materials, Mathematics

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When we think of the way that most of us learned about addition, we think of the classic: 2+2=4. Most people think that small children need to start with small addition. Some of our first experiences with addition probably involved a chalkboard or worksheet. If any of you are like me, math was not my favorite subject, and it was a challenge for me. I vaguely understood the concepts I was taught, or managed to remember them long enough to regurgitate them onto a test, and then they left my head pretty much as quickly as they entered.

I’ll never forget how my perception of math all changed once I took the training to be a Montessori Guide. I had so many “aha moments” where I saw math concepts in a whole new way; they made so much more sense. I remember at one point thinking, “If I had only learned math this way when I was a child, I would have probably actually loved it!” It is for this reason that I love presenting the Montessori math materials to the children in my class. I love seeing the moments of clarity and understanding and the way they are able to grasp such abstract concepts after exploring with these materials. Not everyone loves math, but if you would like to learn how math is taught in the Children's House, keep reading. 

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