This is the second post in our Montessori Classroom Showcase Series. Today I’m delighted to introduce you to April Waxler from the Bloomington Montessori School in Indiana.
I have been a Montessori teacher for twenty years and I have yet to have a boring day.
Bloomington Montessori School (in Bloomington, Indiana) has been a fixture of our community since the early eighties. We have about two hundred students from ages 3 -12. Our classroom is a Montessori full day 8-5:30 program. We have a morning and afternoon work period in the same classroom. The children are so busy and curious, we try our best to keep the materials lively and interesting. I am American Montessori Society early childhood certified and am from Bloomington. It is a great place to raise a family and we are blessed with a supportive school community. I enjoy finding new ideas and inspiration from Trillium Montessori’s blog.
I love how the Practical Life and Art shelves are set at an angle. It’s a great way to break up the angular look of a room. The round table in the center accentuates the curve.
I like to display my geometric solids like this too! They look so gorgeous all lined up.
I love April’s choice of art work in the Math area.. and the coordinating area rug, genius!
What an attractive Language area! The color coded sets for letter work would draw anyone in!
Once again, I’m in love with the wall art April has chosen for the cultural area of her class!
Take a look at this sweet Peace Corner. There’s a quiet space where the child can get away, along with some activities to focus on the importance of peaceful living.
Here’s an example of how they decorate their entrance for special occasions.
Thank you, April, for sharing your lovely environment with us!
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Seemi holds a Master's degree in education, and an AMS Early Childhood credential. She has twenty years of experience in Montessori as a teacher, school administrator, and school owner. Seemi is the founder of TrilliumMontessori.org.