When new Beginner students are settling into my classroom at Wellan Montessori, there are a few things we start working on immediately: mobility, grip strength, and ability to concentrate.

A child needs to be mobile to approach the shelves and carry a tray to the table...

During this time while the school building is closed and our community stays home, Wellan's beloved classroom pets have taken up residence with teachers! This week, we asked each caretaker to interview their class pet about life at their new home, their daily routine,...

Our Beginners Division Leader, Becky Alukonis, sent this message to families as a resource during the COVID-19 crisis. We wanted to share this resource and make it available to anyone looking for advice on how to talk to children about the pandemic—and any other diffic...

Observe a moment in one of our classrooms. As one student identifies that another student might need help, he looks at his teacher. When she encourages him, he lends his own hand. The other student then offers help in the same way, unprompted. Notice the confidence and...

Longtime Wellan teacher Sister Lauretta Maynard shares her heartfelt and inspirational philosophy on education in our latest blog post. After starting her teaching career in St. Lucia, Sister travelled to the U.S and discovered Montessori philosophy, where she felt she...

What is Bridge?

Montessori philosophy is all about following the child’s needs—and close observation of students revealed an opportunity for Wellan to optimize a program for the older Year 2 students of the Beginner program. "Bridge"—now in its second year at Wellan—is...

“Gummy, will you read me a book?” My grandson asked with a beaming smile.  As most grandchildren do, he knew that a smile and bright eyes would invite me into his world to participate in bedtime storytelling.

As I sat on the edge of his bed and began reading, I couldn’t...

You may have noticed something new in the signatures you see at the end of an email from someone at school. No, I’m not talking about the beautiful new Wellan logo (though that is a work of art). I’m talking about pronouns. 

These identifying pronouns in our school emai...

Do you know how to talk to your child about where babies are before they are born?  Are you comfortable answering questions about private body parts? What about broaching the subject of sex and sexual decision making?  These are topics that often make parents, and teac...

As seen in the 2018–2019 Wellan Year in Review

“I got an 87% on the Pink Tower!” Sounds absurd, right? What might that even mean? How would such a percentage score help a student understand what has yet to be learned? 

In a Montessori learning environ...

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