This year we have started a new tradition, an annual peace ceremony. Early last week we had a gathering of all the children and faculty for this sacred ceremony. The event was marked by the sharing of class peace promises and songs. Each peace promise was comprised of a list of agreed-upon commitments from the children about how they would treat each other and how to resolve problems peacefully. As children grow and mature their ability to navigate conflict gets more sophisticated, but by starting with very young children who demonstrate empathy and kindness, the opportunity to develop this mindset [Read More…]
There are many reasons parents choose Jarrow Montessori. But why do they stay? Jarrow’s program goes through 6th grade, and the depth of curriculum and learning continues as children age-up in our program. Montessori is the largest curriculum and pedagogy in the world, with schools in over 110 countries. This video is worth 5 minutes of your time!
The past few weeks at Jarrow have been marked by a sweet collection of rituals and precious moments. They have ranged between Field Day and Earth Day to the deliberate serving of tea, from hikes and piñatas, to the sharing of work and specially designed events. There have been gestures of gratitude with flowers and handwritten notes (not the least of which included a chorus of Lower Elementary students arriving upstairs yesterday, to present an original composition of gratitude that began, “Dear The Office”). It is beautiful to witness our children expressing sincere and spontaneous gratitude to one another and [Read More…]