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Words of Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Santa Cruz Montessori Primary - Preschool and Kindergarten

Our SCM staff and teachers would like to express our gratitude to SCM parents for sharing your children with us. We love your children and we love the work we do with them each day. From our staff and teachers’ own words, we are grateful for: Getting to witness the “ah-ha” moments students experience when … Continue reading Words of Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Normalization

Santa Cruz Montessori Elementary

“How do you get them to do that?” Every now and then our school receives an unannounced visit from our State Licensing Analyst. Our analyst completes an inspection to make sure that we are following all childcare licensing regulations – everything from the expiration dates on the food in the refrigerator to the sign-in sheets … Continue reading Normalization

Oh that is so Adolescent

Santa Cruz Montessori Elementary Music

The adolescent is defined as, “a person in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood”. However, the adjective “adolescent” may often be used interchangeably with “immature” or “foolish.” Dr. Maria Montessori did not see it this way. She believed that adolescents were deserving of the greatest respect as they make this great leap leaving childhood … Continue reading Oh that is so Adolescent

Eyes Wide Open

Santa Cruz Montessori Primary - Preschool and Kindergarten

Being two years old is living with your eyes wide open! One of the delights of life (when you have the time) is taking a walk with the two year old in your life. You will discover many things you would otherwise miss: spider webs with drops of dew, a banana slug hidden beneath a … Continue reading Eyes Wide Open