Friday, January 16, 2015

Montessori in St. Petersburg

My daughter and I have had the privilege to begin spending our mornings at the beautiful International American Montessori School in St. Petersburg.  After the hustle and bustle of getting school on the metro and city life in general, what a sense of peace it brings me to be in an authentic Montessori environment!

There is nothing quite like seeing the Pink Tower to bring a sense of normalcy and belonging - especially for a child.  The night before our first day of school, my daughter asked me if her new Montessori school would have one.  It was not surprising that this became her mission - to find that Pink Tower!

Mission accomplished!

Now, for revisiting a favorite extension.

And of course, her favorite, the maze with the Red Rods!
I am sure these Sensorial activities brought my daughter (and me!) a needed sense of normalcy amidst this new life experience overseas.  For this, I am very grateful and remain in awe of the range and scope of the Montessori method of education.