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Megan Andrews

Welcome! Children are often asked to adjust to our adult world. In the hope that every child has a place where they can "just be", our environment has been especially designed to include every aspect of life for your children. I invite you to read our classroom highlights to get a glimpse of your childís world at school.

Please know I feel honored to observe and support your childís development this year. Thank you for sharing them with me!

"If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future".

Megan Andrews, Primary Guide
B.S. Boston University, Early Childhood Education
M.A. Saint Catherine University, Education
AMI Montessori Primary Certification, Montessori Center of Minnesota, St. Paul
The Children's House experience (2015- present):
Summer Primary Classroom Guide
Primary Guide


September 21, 2017

I canít believe we are already moving into our fourth week of school! Allie, Norie, and I enjoyed spending time with all of you at our class picnic last week. Itís wonderful to reconnect with familiar faces and welcome new ones to our community. We have a special group of families and I look forward to supporting each other in the coming months.

We have spent the last few weeks focusing on Grace and Courtesy Lessons. Children between the ages of three and six have a natural urge to behave, belong and be loved. These lessons give children concrete language or skills in neutral moments to navigate social situations independently. Dr. Montessori referred to Grace and Courtesy lessons as the ďsocial lubricantĒ in a community of children. We have practiced how to get an adultís attention, blow your nose, observe someone who is working and many others.

Our first fire drill of the year is this Friday. We have discussed the schoolís plan to keep everyone safe and have practiced walking quietly to the soccer field. Weíll continue to have different types of drills throughout the year so your children feel comfortable and safe.

I canít help but smile each morning as the children trickle into our room. They have no idea how much they will grow in the next year or how essential their personalities are to our classroom environment. Still, each child enters the room eager to take on new challenges and start a new day.

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Kim Schrader

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Allie Bukowski

Allie Cole

Norie Warnke

Norie Warnke

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5363 N Long Lake Rd. | Traverse City, MI | 49685 (p) 231.929.9325 | (f) 231.929.9384 | email: learn@traversechildrenshouse.org