Friday, August 22, 2014

What is Montessori?

  • A child-centered, time-tested philosophy
  • An approach to education where each child works and is allowed to develop independently without having to keep pace with other students
  • A classroom environment where teachers do not dominate the classroom, but act as gentle guides
  • A place equipped with beautiful, hands-on materials designed to help children develop concentration
  • A prepared classroom where students work in a variety of settings and contexts, working alone or with others
  • A methodology that supports each child's unique development.  This enables them to become self-motivated, independent learners
  • A place where students are free to move about the classroom.  Dr. Montessori believed movement and learning were rooted together

Excerpts from: Montessori Life: What Every Family Should Know About Montessori, Julie Bragdon, MEd
Submitted by: Donna Rockafellow

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Sunshine Camp Session #4: Asia

Puzzle of the Taj Mahal

Panda Puzzle

Zen Garden

The Great Wall of China Puzzle

Pouring Rice

Scrubbing an Elephant

Pennies in an Elephant Bank

Painting a Koi Fish with Watercolors

Super Yummy Snack:  Steamed Rice with Seaweed sprinkled on top

Friday, July 11, 2014

Plantain Pancakes

mashing up the plantains

mashing up the plantains

mixing up the plantains


The children had a great time making and eating Plantain Pancakes on the last day of Africa summer camp.

Monday, June 16, 2014

G'day Mate!

The first session of Summer Sunshine Camp is off to a great start.  

June 16-27 the kids are learning all about Australia, from the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef. 

The children will be hearing stories by Mem Fox, an Australian children's author; learning the parts of kangaroo; and going on a walkabout.  

Want to know how your child can get in on the fun? 
 Call the TMA office to enroll--limited spaces available in sessions 1 & 4.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014


Children's Literature appropriate for ages 3 through 6.