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News from our Blossom Room...

Thanks to the Shah Family (Naureen) for laundering our hand towels. We are very grateful to have freshly washed and folded towels.

Thump, thump echoed in our Blossoms' environment as Ms. Kathy’s music lesson unfolded with a rhythmic sway. We continued moving throughout the week with our Garrett Morgan obstacle course. On this course, the students engaged their Gross Motor skills and embraced the concept of the “Stop”, “Slow” and “Go” of the traffic light. On Thursday, both Guides and students were wearing hilarious expressions of poker and pucker faces when we tasted Kumquats.   In continuation of the National Grapefruit month, we made grapefruit and strawberry smoothies.  These two simple ingredients made a tasty, nutritious and refreshing drink that was enjoyed by all. We highly recommend you try this at home. In the spirit of the month of love and African-American history (stop by and check out our bulletin board in the hallway), we read various books about caring for others and embracing differences. 


  • Practicing Yoga with Mrs. Blake


  • Music with Mrs. Kathy


  • Baking Bread w/Bella 


  • TNT 


  • Food Science Friday

Please consider joining the Magnolia Montessori school’s Gertrude-Hawk Spring Fundraiser. If you have any further questions you may contact Rebecca at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Contact Sharon, Sales Representative at Gertrude Hawk at 1-800-706-6275.   

Sending postive vibes for a fabulous weekend!
Warmly yours,
Mrs. Blake, Miss Julie, Miss Casey, and Ms. Bella

IMG 5154Michelle Blake - Lead Directress

Michelle joined Magnolia in 2016 as a Toddler Teacher.  Foremost, she has great love, compassion, patience, and respect for all children.  Michelle and her husband  have three creative children, who are proud Montessori alumni.  She is a certified Montessori Infant/Toddler Directress by the American Montessori Society.  Michelle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Certificates in Education in Early Childhood, CPR certified and has a collected a wealth of experiences through professional careers in the corporate world and teaching.  She is delighted to be entering my fourth year as a Lead Toddler Directress of the Magnolia Blossoms classroom.

Classroom Overview:

Blossoms classroom is a traditional Montessori mixed-age classroom environment, with student ages ranging from 18 months to 36 + months old. This mixed age environment provides structures that meet your child’s developmental needs at her/his unique stage of development. Each day, your child will learn in a child-centered, fun, curious, warm, safe, enriching and creative environment that nurtures the whole child. We are an experiential classroom, and your child will learn through direct and “hands on” experiences as your child interacts with the customized Magnolia Montessori Blossoms materials. Each element of the Blossoms classroom is prepared thoughtfully to meet the developing needs of your independent learners and the elements will grow with her/him.

This 18-36 + month age range is one in which your child will, at their own pace, learn voraciously, and perhaps more than any other single period in her life. We will diligently and creatively feed that appetite with concepts of art, music, mindfulness, yoga, food science, history, mathematics, language, botany, zoology, culture, nutrition and physical education. All of that learning, especially at this age when their minds are so open and fertile, will prepare them for learning traditional subjects like math and science. Your child will discover new friends, enjoy classroom pet fish and birds and gain independence and endless learning explorations. We look forward to learning from your child as well.

Contact the Blossom Room:

Mrs. Blake is available via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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