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I’m Sarah, AMI trained teacher, mentor, artist and Montessori advocate

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Montessori Tutor improving writing

Montessori Tutor improving writing

Lately I’ve been tutoring a young man in grade 1 who likes writing, but finds it hard to get his ideas onto paper in an organised, legible fashion. Sound familiar? Lots of children struggle with this. In conventional schooling they just muddle along for a few years

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New reduced rates for Berwick Montessori Playgroup

New reduced rates for Berwick Montessori Playgroup

Now running a $22.75 a session* special until Easter Monday only. $30 a session if you sign up and complete payment by April 4th. New $35 a session standard rate. Very close to Narre Warren, Endeavour Hills, Hallam, Narre Warren South. All fees payable by the term.

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Berwick Montessori playgroup term 2 enrolments now open

Berwick Montessori playgroup term 2 enrolments now open

Enrolments for term 2 of Berwick Montessori playgroup open now. This Montessori playgroup is for 0-3 year old children and infants are welcome to attend from birth. Any child who is not yet enrolled in 3 year old kinder is also welcome to attend. If your child

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Berwick Montessori playgroup- beginning to end of each session

Berwick Montessori playgroup- beginning to end of each session

Just a little visual on how I transform the space I use twice a week to run the Berwick Montessori Playgroup. When I arrive at the Berwick Anglican Church, the room looks like this.     Those two shelves on the right are where I keep everything.

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Tutoring in writing, the Montessori language and grammar approach

Tutoring in writing, the Montessori language and grammar approach

Parents teacher and tutors everywhere come across it. I did too in a Montessori tutoring session on writing this week. You’ve nurtured your little writer through letter formation, segmenting sounds and connecting them to letters, writing words, writing sentences. Now you are ready to write stories. Their

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Back to blogging

Back to blogging

It’s been a little while since I’ve made a post, I’ve been busy holidaying in the USA and getting my play group together while helping out a Montessori stream by being their teacher for the last term. Here are some photos to gratify you all, my new

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An alternative to washing a table- the truck wash as a practical life activity

An alternative to washing a table- the truck wash as a practical life activity

So in Montessori’s traditional 0-3 and 3-6 curriculum, there are some practical life activities that most households just don’t do anymore. Washing a table is one of them. So why not amend it to get the same skills and processes across but in a more relevant way?

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Berwick Montessori Playgroup video tour

Berwick Montessori Playgroup video tour

Just a quickie, here is what the Berwick Montessori 0-3 playgroup looks like. I do have some more photos, so I might put together another one later on. Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions that come up after watching it. Berwick Montessori Playgroup

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Montessori 0-3 Playgroup in Berwick

Montessori 0-3 Playgroup in Berwick

I’m finally ready to take formal enrollments for Berwick Montessori 0-3 Playgroup for next year. The  Montessori playgroup will go ahead in 2016 on Friday mornings at the Berwick Anglican Church. I have set 9:30-11:30, but small changes to the time can be accommodated if there is

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Montessori playgroup 0-3 posting box

Montessori playgroup 0-3 posting box

So excited that I am putting together activities for Berwick Montessori Playgroup! Here is my first of many posting boxes. Each will be slightly different to exercise different cognitive abilities and different levels of dexterity.    

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