Language Development in the Montessori Classroom

By Sharon Vanella Head of Early School The Language Area in a Montessori classroom isn’t confined to just one space, but is present throughout the entire classroom. Preparation for reading and writing is introduced through repetition of Practical Life and Sensorial Materials, which focus on left-to-right/top-to-bottom motions, sequence of steps, and use of tools that … Continue reading Language Development in the Montessori Classroom

Prep Welcomes Author for Two-Day Residency in Lower School

Charlotte Prep, in conjunction with the Charlotte Arts and Science Council, is pleased to announce the two-day residency of children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons. On February 25 and 26, Mrs. Lyons will interact with all classes in the Lower School including two writing sessions in each second, third, and fourth-grade class. Our young writers … Continue reading Prep Welcomes Author for Two-Day Residency in Lower School

Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? Does your child or partner? Come to Prep on the evening of February 8 to learn how to cope and find hope. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a screening of Angst, Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, a new documentary that explores anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can … Continue reading Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Nurse Kelly Long’s Top 3 Healthy Habits for 2019

The New Year can be an excellent time to make resolutions for the future, but it can also be a great time to get back to the basics. Let’s resolve to reinforce healthy habits for our children and ourselves. Here are my top three: Wash your hands. Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water … Continue reading Nurse Kelly Long’s Top 3 Healthy Habits for 2019

Eight Great Books to Read Over the Holiday Break

With the holiday break coming up, you may be looking forward to curling up with a good book. We recently asked some of our Prep administrators to recommend their favorites for you. Enjoy! Eddie Mensah, Head of School Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston One of my favorite books of all time. … Continue reading Eight Great Books to Read Over the Holiday Break

Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude

Our much-loved BUDEE program (Be Understanding, Dedicated, Empathic, and Enthusiastic) features a monthly theme for the community to focus on, and for November, the theme is Gratitude. When the BUDEE classes met this month, students were eager to share the contents of the Gratitude Bags they made at home. The objects they chose reflected their … Continue reading Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude