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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Update

Hello my Montessori blog friends!

I can't believe it has been two years since I posted.  Crazy.  I still read everyone's posts, but life has been so busy, that I could not find the stamina to post.  Here is a quick update.

Lower Elementary Certification:

In June of 2014, I received my AMS Lower Elementary Montessori Certification.  I felt so much joy when I received the certificate in the mail.  When I first started my certification, Summer 2009, I had two kids and had not thought about having a third.  Once we decided on another child, I knew it would be challenging to finish but still doable.  We were blessed with Andres, March 2010.  His challenges changed my plans once again, but I persevered and completed!  I spent two years teaching part-time in the Lower Elementary classroom at my kids school.  This allowed me to complete my certification, keep teaching as Faculty at the College, and still support Andres’ therapies, which were many.

Fall 2015 - Middle School Montessori Teacher!

The 2014-2015 school year, I did not teach at the Montessori school.  I just taught at the College.  During my internship in Lower Elementary, I had the opportunity to help chaperone the middle school camping trips.  It allowed me to work closely with the middle school students and faculty and learn about the middle school program.  I fell in love with this age and the Montessori method used with adolescents.  After a couple of years of thinking about how to move jobs,  I accepted a full-time position teaching 7th and 8th grade at the kids Montessori School.  I am loving it!  This program is amazing. Most of the students have gone through our schools Montessori program from preK or Lower Elementary or have come into our school from two other Montessori schools close to us that end at 3rd grade.  We do have kids that enter our school from traditional schools at all age levels.  All wonderful kids.

This means that I now need to get ANOTHER certification!  I am definitely a lifelong learner, I would say.  I started my training in Houston, Texas this past summer, and I have been enjoying my new teaching role.

I am busy, busy learning, but I hope to have some time to tell you about our adolescent program.  If you have specific questions, please leave me a comment and I will start my posts answering those.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello:

Your site has help me a lot. I am new in Montessori. Do you have any suggestion on finding spanish materials?

Thanks

Karen said...

Hola Gigi!!! So glad you post again!!! wow, ha pasado muuuuucho tiempo, pero que rico, que encontraste un ratito y pudiste sentarte!!! jajaja, conozco el sentimiento!! me pasa lo mismo!!! Felicidades!!! por tu certificación!! eres una CAMPEONA!!! con tantas cosas y si pudiste!!! Felicidades!!! espero todos estén super bien!!! Un abrazo!! Dios los bendiga!!

DomiS said...

I am with you. I, too, am new to Montessori and teach Spanish. HELP!

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