How To Make A Good First Impression (The Montessori Mortification)

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Kristen Howerton
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"Yesterday was Kembe’s first day at his new preschool. The Montessori thing is a bit new to all of us, and I will admit to being a wee bit intimidated by the whole thing.  The school takes everything really seriously, from the strict packed lunch rules to the highly-specific uniforms to the class structure.  Also . . . .  there is not a single toy in the room made of plastic, or a recognizable Pixar character, or with any kind of battery-operated noise.  The room sort of resembles how I imagined my home would look with children, before I actually had some of them.  So while I love Montessori in theory, I’m curious to see how my kids respond."