Just a Moment – Why Classroom Libraries Matter

A little while ago, I was at MJDS for a presentation my daughter was doing.  While there, I found that the class had a great collection of biographies written for kids.  I picked up a book about Hellen Keller and read a few pages.  My daughter...

Birthdays, MJDS Style

My son is 10. He is getting used to the idea. I am not. I am looking at this huge, grimy, powerful being, and wondering what happened to my little sweet cooing baby. The Montessori Jewish Day School has a very special way of marking the passing...

“I don’t know what my child is doing!”

No. You don’t. Neither do I. That mom down the street who gets a weekly update from that other school thinks she does – but does she really? How to communicate the ongoing events in a classroom with parent is a question often considered by...

Coming Home

It would be easy to assume that enrolling my son at MJDS was a no-brainer for me. After all, my mother is the principal, and it is the only Jewish Montessori school in Toronto. I was a Montessori child and am a very outspoken proponent of...