My Journey of Discovery at MJDS

Powerful, emotional, and engaging are just some of the words that can sum up the MJDS Journey and Discovery evening. Not by coincidence, these words are the same often used to describe The Montessori Method itself. It was never clearer to me why...

The “Bearenstein” Bears are Chagged-Out!

In between Sukkot & Shmini Atzeret, I chatted briefly with another Montessori Jewish Day School parent in the parking lot.  In the few seconds that we schmoozed, we bemoaned how the Jewish holidays were lovely and all, but really, it was...

Toddler Testimonial From Sarah, MJDS Teacher

Nothing is more precious than watching these little toddlers develop relationships with their classmates, develop language skills at such a rapid pace, and change from roly-poly babies into growing preschoolers. As a teacher, it fills the heart...

Toddler Testimonial from Tamara and Jon, MJDS Parents

We were genuinely (and pleasantly) surprised to see the dramatic difference in growth, maturity and independence displayed by our younger daughter only one month after joining the Beit HaBambini Toddler program. With our eldest already in her 3rd...

Toddler Testimonial From Darcie and Leigh, MJDS Parents

We have been extremely impressed with the toddler programme at MJDS. There are a few things in particular that have stood out for us. First off, the teachers are EXCEPTIONAL. They have an obvious passion for both education and the Montessori...

Montessori: for every child, but not for every parent?

I remember the first time I got picked up by a new mom. My eldest child was about 5 months old and I was in BabyGap during my maternity leave and got the “how old is she?” opener. After exchanging some polite questions and feigning...

Happy to go to school!

My kids love school! From what I hear from my friends who have children similar ages to my own, at the young age of preschool/kindergarten, most kids are happy at school.  The general consensus seems to be that these kids are at a stage...

I can do it myself, I have practical life skills!

Let’s see if you can relate to this: Two beautiful and bright children (I’m their mother, of course I think that) are running around the house – they want to be independent until they don’t. In moments of rushing and time...

The Tooth Fairy

Today I became the Tooth Fairy, something I had never thought about when contemplating my parental duties. Yesterday, my oldest child lost her first tooth, a momentous occasion in our house, and one that she broadcast to just about anyone...