Resources while home during Covid 2019

Parents, below please find a list of resources and activities to keep your child busy and involved while they are home with you. We advise using the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended guidelines for screen time for appropriate age groups. Georgia Aquarium Webcams: San Diego Zoo Kids page: Center for Puppetry Arts at Home: Virtual […]

Coronavirus Update

Dear Families, With concerns over the Coronavirus growing daily, SSMS hopes to offer you some comfort by being completely transparent as far as our plans of prevention, preparedness, and how we plan to respond should we have any cases reported within our school. Currently, we are working with interim guidance suggestions from the CDC based on what […]

The Five Great Lessons

The Five Great Lessons are meant to provide Montessori elementary students with a “big picture” of the world and life. The lessons demonstrate how the sciences, art, history, language, and geography are interrelated. Students are then introduced to increasing levels of detail and complexity within these broad areas. The Five Great Lessons lay a foundation […]

The Mathematical Mind: Materialized Abstraction

Mathematics is a language that children naturally understand at an early age because it involves a sense of order, pattern, and precision, all of which are inherent in the developing child. At an early age, children in the Montessori environment acquire these patterns through sensorial experiences. For example, materials such as the Pink Tower, Red […]


Dr. Montessori believed that the desire to work is one of the human tendencies. During the sensorial period, children love to work with their hands. In a Montessori classroom, learning is hands-on, active and independent. Children are granted the freedom to move about with purpose in a Montessori learning environment. In addition, children have the […]

Why Cursive?

There are many aspects of the AMI Montessori education methodology that differ from traditional schools even more progressive private schools. The way children interact with content material, the length of time children are given to master concepts and the teacher-student interaction are among the most obvious differences between Montessori schools and other childcare facilities. When […]

Progress through language

First we would like to send a special thanks to all the families at Stepping Stone Montessori School for their beautiful holiday gifts. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness. During this season of the year, there is focus on joy, tradition, family, love and hope for the New Year.  It’s the most wonderful time of the […]

A Winter Solstices Celebration

The Winter Solstice is one of my favorite times of the year. Although it is the shortest day and the longest night, once this night passes I begin to see the day’s getting longer. This always excites me. Many traditions around the world have a celebration in regards to light; darkness into light, good overcomes […]

What is a “four”?

Counting has been with us a good, long time. The idea that we could keep track of things by doing so is indeed fascinating and helpful beyond description.  Rather than have “one”, “one”, “one”, etc – or rather, “this”, “this”, “this” (since “one” doesn’t come into being until you have the idea of “numbers” to […]