At the last CMPG meeting (Oct.6th) Rita Schneider, our Montessori advisor, updated us on this year's upcoming series of Parent Education Nights. They will be held on the 2nd Tuesday monthly at 6:00 P.M. They are for parents, caregivers, grandparents, etc. CMPG will be funding childcare so parents can attend.
We need your input on the potential topics that could be covered. You may respond to the Yahoogroup for discussion, or email me directly and I'll compile the responses and forward them to Rita.
(these names are just something to give you an idea of the general concept.)
1.) Child development and Montessori planes of development.
2.) Taking advantage of the sensitive periods
3.) The importance of order
a) the hand as a teacher
b) students as teachers
5.) What is normalization and how do we achieve it?
6.) Writing before reading
a) Sound games
b) Phonetic reading
7.) Discipline the Montessori way
8.) Preparation of the adult
9.) Observation as a tool for action
11.) Following the child
12.) the Mathamatical Mind
13.) any other suggestions
Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to this request.
(that's a lot of letters...)
Jessica Bottenfield-Biehn, RN,CD(DONA)