Building Forts

Building Forts

Meet the world’s leading expert on why kids build forts. What he’s learned is both fascinating and inspiring. By Paula Spencer Scott Has your kid ever built a fort out of sofa cushions and blankets? Or made a secret den from branches and bushes? A snow fort? Maybe you...
Richard Louv Visit

Richard Louv Visit

Richard Louv came to Journey School last week to see what he has inspired here in New Mexico. The JMS children were thrilled to welcome him into their wild, open space. After showing off their forts and nature creations, the children sang their favorite outdoor song...
Tsankawi

Tsankawi

Have you ever wondered whose hands drew the first pictures on earth?  Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if we didn’t have an alphabet?   Each year, children are mesmerized by a story called Communication in Signs, one of Maria...
Ending the Year in Ancient Greece!

Ending the Year in Ancient Greece!

“We want to be Greek gods!” they exclaimed as the class discussed the final Journey Montessori School performance.   The children had been studying ancient Greece and reading Greek myths for the past month, so it was no surprise that this was the most...

In the Beginning

September, 2013 “It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.”    ― Maria Montessori In the beginning of each Montessori school year the children are invited to the...