It’s Montessori Education Week! The image is from a Montessori Opportunities Peace Education Lesson offered as part of Montessori Education Week. The activity can be used for preschoolers to adults. Click on the link for the complete directions for presenting the peace education lesson.
This week is the 104th anniversary of Montessori education. Montessori Education Week promotes respect for children and awareness of the Montessori method. Montessori Opportunities has more information and links about Montessori Education Week. There are also more links in our Living Montessori Now Community.
Montessori Peace Education
Peace education is an important part of Montessori education and is a common focus during Montessori Education Week. Some Montessori schools have a peace pole ceremony, a peace quilt, or a “Walk for Peace.”
South Carolina Montessori Alliance also has ideas for Montessori Education Week along with a Montessori Moment of Peace today (generally observed at noon wherever you are):
Montessori Moment of Peace
Observe a moment of silence to respect those who work to bring peace to our world. Let us all observe a moment of peace on Monday, February 28th.
You can also prepare a Montessori peace table in your home or classroom in honor of Montessori Education Week. Peace tables are used in many Montessori schools and homeschools.
Montessori Print Shop has some attractive yet inexpensive peace table cards and a link to a very helpful article on “Designing a Peaceful Classroom.” Here are links to two lovely ideas for Montessori peace tables from Montessori Mama and Mommy Moment. And be sure to check out the Friendship Flower Activities from NAMC’s Montessori 3-6 Homeschool if you haven’t already!
Have a wonderful – and peaceful – Montessori Education Week!