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Guiding your family's Montessori journey, exploring the Chantilly Montessori lifestyle, and connecting our school community.

How the imagination aids learning

In elementary, children can analyze, compare, contrast, determine relationships, identify patterns, and recombine those concepts and images into novel ideas using their imaginations and intellects.

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The Guidepost Difference: Programs and Network

The term Montessori is not trademarked. So Guidepost Montessori prides itself on hiring guides, retaining guides and offering ongoing professional development to deliver an authentic Montessori education.

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Q&A: Spotlight on European Montessorian Anna Jost

In this Q&A, well-known European blogger Anna Jost discusses her beautiful revelation into Montessori: "Regular school is teacher-oriented. Montessori is child-oriented, and thus the two are completely different worlds."

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Elementary Series: On the Work Journal

The work journal is a booklet, notebook, diary, or composition book that the elementary child uses to keep his own work records. He typically notes the time he started an activity and the name of it.

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Spotlight on Grammar Boxes

Grammar Boxes take up a lot of real estate on the language shelves of a Montessori elementary classroom, and for good reason!

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Independence Through the Years

One of the most important tasks for a Montessori guide is to foster independence in her students. This crucial skill is taught to children in every community, from Nido to Elementary.

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A Snapshot of the Elementary Classroom

In a Montessori elementary classroom, there is a hum of activity and collaboration. Learn about group lessons, going out, cooking activities and more from this engaged community of learners.

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A Q&A: Lessons on Montessori

How do you know if your child is suitable for Montessori? Why does Montessori not have homework? What is your child learning in a Montessori classroom? Learn all about this century-old, child-centered method of education.

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How to help the 'after-school crash'

We're eager to catch up with our children after an exciting school day, but acknowledge that the child needs to decompress, recharge, and take a deep breath, too.

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Tips to ease separation anxiety

Separation anxiety can be troublesome for both the parent and the child, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Parents deserve to trust our children are in the right place, so before you approach mornings in fear, start here.

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