What is a Community of Practice:
“a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”---Etienne Wenger
Who is our Community of Practice:
Every adult to ever love a child at Wedgwood Montessori! A lot of the topics will mainly relate to current families but I love to see Alumni participate in the COP and the Facebook group because I think enduring relationships are a primary goal of community and that the core principles of Montessori Education remain constant whether we apply them to preschoolers, teenagers or ourselves.
What are the core principles of Montessori education?
Observation driven design and friendliness with error as keys to creating opportunities for concentration and engagement.
I am posting on behalf of a good friend who is looking for a family to share her wonderful nanny in Wallingford. We've had her nanny watch our daughter (who was then about 20 months old) and can attest that she is great to work with.
Details are copied below. Please contact Shallin directly if you are interested.
My family is looking for another family to do a nanny share with in Wallingford. We have a wonderful nanny for my 11-month-old son, and hope to find a family with a similar aged child who is looking for full-time childcare.
My nanny is an excellent caregiver. She is attentive, fun, and energetic; is very careful with the details of infant care, making sure that my son eats, drinks, and naps well and gets the proper care when he has a cold; engages in enriching activities in and out of the house (e.g., reading, trips to the zoo); and is a native French speaker. I’ve found my nanny to be very easy to work; she is a good communicator and very flexible. My son is a social, very active little boy. We know he would love having a playmate.
We recently moved to Wallingford, close to the QFC and library, and are interested in starting the nanny share as soon as March 20. My nanny’s fee for two children is $20, plus taxes. (I have a system for paying taxes, and would be happy to help the share family with learning the logistics of doing so.) We are flexible about where the care occurs: it could be at our house all of the time, or could rotate between houses on a weekly or biweekly basis. We are looking for a family who needs full-time care (8-8.5 hours a day, 5 days a week), though are flexible in terms of what those hours are (8-4:30?, 7:30-4?, 8-4?).
Some of you may be facing a distinct set of challenges (obvious or not) as parents of a high IQ child. This fall there are several free seminars in our area on this topic. I went to one in Shoreline last night. It was 90 minutes long and packed with eye-opening information. I highly, highly recommend going to any parents or educators who work with children in this category. "Gifted" kids (I cringe at that term too) need more help and support than we may recognize.
Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA) Home
The Northwest Gifted Child Association (NWGCA) is a statewide, nonprofit organization of people with an interest in meeting the special needs of highly capable children.
Thanks for the link! <3 That page lists a lot of great local and internet resources. :) 1 (8 months ago)Jeri-Su Prewitt:
How do you know if a young child has a high IQ? I'm clueless... 1 (8 months ago)Eva McCord Snee:
This is great! Did you come out of the seminar with any recommended reading (books, articles) that you could share? (4 months ago)
All our Elsas :)
Oh my goodness! Thank you for capturing this! 😊 1 (7 months ago)
FYI Wedgwood community - 3-4 large storm systems are heading our way starting tomorrow (high wind watch issued) through next week.
Powerful storms to deluge northwestern US into next week may be a sign of winter conditions to come
Multiple potent storms will blast the northwestern United States through early next week and could be a sign of developing La Nina conditions this winter.
Anyone at WM South interested in childcare swap during parent-teacher conferences next Monday? Paloma's conference is at 3:10, and the slot before her is open, so you could sign up for that slot and I'd watch your child and Paloma while you were in conference, and then you'd do the same for me while I was in conference?
I am! I have a morning slot and will change it this afternoon. Will PM you. 2 (8 months ago)Angelina Godoy:
Kathleen Phan great, let me know! (8 months ago)
This reminded me of some of the things that Tehut and Metti shared with us yesterday at the parent meeting...
great points in this article, thanks for sharing! (8 months ago)
This looks really cool, for those of you wondering how you're going to enjoy these last sunny weekends. I looked up the temple address its in Redmond: Veda Temple 18109 NE 76th St, Unit 108, Redmond, WA 98052, United States
Does anyone have Katie's (Jean-Luc's mama's) contact info? She is a Wedgwood North parent - Thank you!
Hi all! Can someone tell me the start date of Fall 2016 session? Is it the 6th or 7th of September?
I think it's the 6th. 1 (10 months ago)Tehut Getahun:
The sixth (10 months ago)Leslie Schuyler:
Thank you!! (10 months ago)