Elementary Program

by Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Glance into the woods around Arbor and you may glimpse a small group of children staring up at the canopy of leaves above them, working in teams to build primitive shelters, or sitting in a circle listening to stories of... Read More

Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

By Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher This time of year inspires many of us to reflect on how fortunate we are, on all of the things for which we are grateful.  As parents, we strive to teach our children a model of generosity and empathy.  However, this can be a... Read More

Cosmic Education: The Great Stories in Elementary

By Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Ask any Montessori elementary child what they did on the first day of school and you are likely to hear, “We blew up the volcano!” Indeed, a bit of baking soda, some red paint, and a splash of vinegar is the highlight of... Read More

Growing Up by Going Out by Emily Peters

Going Out is an activity that involves going outside of the four walls of the classroom to the outside world.  It is certainly not the same as a Field Trip.  Children choose where to go based on their own interests.  The children research information about where they... Read More