Welcome to the Blossom Room!
About the Blossom Directress:
Michelle Blake - Lead Directress
Foremost, I have great love, compassion, patience, and respect for all children. My husband and I have three creative children, who are proud Montessori alumni. I am a certified Montessori Infant/Toddler Directress by the American Montessori Society. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Certificates in Education in Early Childhood, I am CPR certified and have collected a wealth of experiences through professional careers in the corporate world and teaching. I am delighted to be entering my third year as a Lead Toddler Directress of the Magnolia Blossoms classroom.
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.
Thoughts from the Blossoms Directresses:
“It is my daily goal for each Blossom to leave the classroom feeling at peace, loved, and “I belong here, that was fun. I want to I do it again.” - Mrs. Blake
“If they can take away one feeling of accomplishment, then I am thrilled.” - Ms. Bella
“I want every child under my care to feel safe and protected, to know that they are respected and valued in their classroom.” - Ms. Maria
“My goal is to help each child to develop self-confidence as an independent learner and feel safe and protected while they are under my care.” - Miss Erika
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