The Inquisitive WHYs

As we dive into geography mixed in with language lessons I keep getting questions from children like why does the earth fly through space? Why do platypuses lay eggs? Why is Australia so far away? Why, why, why? To a busy parent these might seem rather irritating but those are the best questions a learning child could ask and a sure sign of an inquisitive mind. Sure we don’t always have the answers, there is no shame in that. Maybe they will grow up and find them one day! 

Animals in the classroom and focusing

I noticed that on the days when Oliver comes I children are more likely to focus on their work. They try to move around the classroom with more caution and keep the noise level down. They know he has sensitive ears! He comes in from time to time and our Montessori classsrom transforms into a focusing environment. Just are a look at this set: multiplication with Oliver by your side. Notice that even the dog has to follow the rules like keping his body off the rug and avoid putting materials in his mouth!

Face painting by Ms. Oksana

Hi there,
I enjoy face painting very much and I have been told many times to start offering it to birthday parties and other fun events. I can paint any design, object or pretty much anything your kiddo desires. (No violent images or weapons please). I use non toxic paint. I am available on weekends, but please make a reservation ahead of time. 

Email me at: oksanayoga@gmail.com

Area: Chicago NWS.

Yoga heart circle

The other day the kids and I decided to build a heart circle with our yoga mats and practice in this formation. It was quite symbolic and beautiful. The best part – it was spontaneous at heart 💚👍