I was thrilled a few weeks ago to receive a review copy of the book “Maria Montessori” by Paula Sharpe. I was surprised that I hadn’t come across this book before. What a treasure!
I know so many teachers who want a child-friendly book about Montessori for their students. Well friends, this is the book for you. Every Montessori classroom should have this in their book collection!
The text is suitable for reading to 4-7 year olds. A young child who attends a Montessori school asks his mother what “Montessori” means. The mother tells the story of this remarkable woman’s life. The book is full of photographs of Maria throughout her life- from childhood to her later years. There are also plenty of photos of young children working in the first Montessori schools. Students will love looking at these and comparing to their own modern day school. Older children may want to use this book as a reference when researching Maria Montessori’s life.
About the Author
Paula A. Sharpe received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Wilmington University in 1996. Paula received her Elementary I Montessori training at PCTE in Princeton, New Jersey in 2002. She was a 6-9 Montessori teacher for 6 years at Wilmington Montessori School before leaving in 2006 to stay home full-time to be with her two young sons. Paula worked for the American Montessori Society as the Webinar Coordinator until August of 2015. In 2013, she returned to teach at WMS. Currently, she is the S.T.E.A.M coach for students 12 months through 12 years old in the WMS Maker Studios. She lives in Hockessin, Delaware with her husband, George, and her two sons, Grady and Tanner.
Paula has graciously offered two copies of her book as a giveaway for Trillium Montessori readers! Not only that, but the two winners will also receive an author visit via Skype! The author visit can be tailored to suit the needs of your school and class.
You can contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The giveaway ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday September, 26th. Winners will be announced on Sunday September 27th. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery of the books.
2 winners will be randomly selected for this giveaway. Each winner will receive one paperback copy of the book “Maria Montessori” by Paula Sharpe and an author visit for your class via Skype.
This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only.
If you are not eligible to enter: I know many of you would love to have this book but I’m afraid I cannot ship internationally. You can order it directly from Cedar Tree Books. You can also contact Paula for more information about a Skype author visit no matter where you are in the world.
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