s e w n i t e m s f o r t h e M o n t e s s o r i c l a s s r o o m
Hello Montessori Enthusiasts
Almost all of the things on these pages come from ideas given to me by Montessori guides. Some were special requests. If you have a special request, a new idea, I can help you turn your idea into work on your shelves. All of the things you see here can be made to fit your requirements – custom orders are always welcome.
Thanks for visiting my web site. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
these new entries :
- Primary lesson pouches for teachers
- A new page! Classroom Organizers with a pen pouch
Primarily, I call myself a seamstress. I have sewn since grade school. I love working with my hands and making fine, functional things. But Montessori has a claim on my affections as well. My two daughters, now in third and seventh grade, went to Montessori preschool and kindergarten. In the years since our Montessori experience, we have traveled many educational paths – traditional public school, special interest public school, home schooling, Waldorf. I have watched each of these varied educational experiences contribute to their overall personhoods. But for me, the approach closest to my heart has been Montessori. I love the way guides define their role, the way kids approach their work, and especially the way the classroom is organized. It makes such sense. It’s so soothing. The rotation of work is beautifully sequenced. It’s just brilliant. It turns out that I am the Montessori kid in our family.
UPDATE -- This fall, our youngest daughter is back in a Montessori classroom at the first public Montessori school in Portland, The Ivy School. We are excited to be part of this project and so happy to see Montessori teaching philosophies making their way into the larger, and more accessible to all, arena of public education.