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Week of November 29th at Cumming Campus

Infants; These sweet little ones have been busy playing more and more each day. Below you see them enjoying their sense of touch and sight with these fun sensory Christmas trees Ms. Caila made for their enjoyment. Toddler 1: Ms. Renee and Ms. Erika made super fun turkey projects. Below you will see students with their handmade hats enjoying […]

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.  https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Children-and-Media-Tips.aspx Georgia Aquarium Webcams: https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/ San Diego Zoo Kids page: https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/?fbclid=IwAR3MhNa1LyL_Am_jAcoDg2HWRy1WTLJosjV_w0DFm-JKVsJVDQOdRXkvYGU Center for Puppetry Arts at Home: https://puppet.org/center-for-puppetry-arts-home/?fbclid=IwAR2hw9nUcFyc6KZHSfuXqJzWWn0kHIZAK7fbGD7aHxjMV5qO4Q0wRZU1BAA 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 […]

Giving From the Soul

Everyone wants their child to grow up to become a “nice” person: considerate, helpful respectful, honorable, empathetic, and so on. And surely the world needs more people like this. Dr. Maria Montessori, in her book “Education and Peace”, talked about how peaceful children, people, are created. She said that peace will not come about by […]

Informed Parents Are the Best Parents

There is surely no lack of advice for parents. Books, websites and blogs about parenting exist in abundance and it’s often hard to find out where to focus.  Here are some fabulous resources that are highly regarded and respected within the Montessori community.  This means that they support a developmental approach to childhood, helping children […]

Earth Day Celebrations @ Stepping Stone Montessori

Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22nd world-wide to create an awareness on environmental issues and save our planet from further destruction. We at Stepping Stone Montessori also celebrated this great day this year. To mark the earth day we did a tree art project with our toddlers in the Daisy Room followed […]

Why I like Teaching at a Montessori School…

Why I like Teaching at a Montessori School… From Cathy Mauragas, Center Director: Being a part of Preschool/Early Education since the late 70’s I have witnessed a lot of growth, but taking part in a philosophy that is backed by years of research and practice has brought to light the importance of children feeling a […]

Care of Environment

Dr. Maria Montessori introduced Practical Life exercises to provide the children with opportunities to perform simple tasks that they have already observed at home. Practical Life exercises enable the children to care for themselves, take care of the environment and develop respect for others. Care of environment activities encourage the child to interact with the […]

Prepared Environment

What an exciting time for Stepping Stone Montessori! The classroom environments have been meticulously arranged so that each child is sure to fall in love with their new school. WHAT IS THE PREPARED ENVIRONMENT? In a Montessori setting, the Prepared Environment is one of the most important factors for growth, allowing the child much needed […]