Why Practical Life?

Some of the activities in this area include self-care, care of the environment and use of household utensils. There are numerous benefits to children repetitively practicing in this area. ♦ Concentration – Carrying a tray, carrying a bucket of water, and using sharp objects all require children to be mindful, which leads to deeper concentration. Children need concentration in order …

Observation – The Montessori Assessment tool

As Montessori teachers we are often asked about a child’s progress especially when there are few papers and no tests. Our evaluation of a child’s ability and development come from a keen sense of observation. We observe children while they are working, in-between works, at circle, while lining up, and even during snack time. We observe without judgment, without interfering …

Positive Discipline Classes

We are offering a 6 week course on Parenting the Positive Discipline Way. As parents we all struggle at times with the behavior of children. Join us a we learn to develop a stronger relationship based on mutual respect, belonging, helping your child develop personal responsibility and problem solving skills. Positive Discipline is a program based on the work of …

New School Year

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I am thrilled to be starting our third year at Southwest Montessori Academy. This year we begin our second classroom. Jessie has finished her Montessori training under the guidance of Karrin. I want to thank both of them for their hard work and dedication to SMA, our students and families.   As Karrin and …