R's school had take-your-parent to school night the other night which was fantastic.
One of the tenets of Montessori (love it or not), is that the classroom is the children's space. Parent, therefore, aren't encouraged to be in the classroom at any time. It takes away from the kids' ownership.
Shawn has said how Montessori is one big old trusting process, and so far, we're buying it.
Seeing R put together a puzzle of Africa? Buying it.
Hearing the four year old next to us talk through the countries on South America (seriously. He knew them all).
Having him know the name of a rutabaga that I had to check out the answer sheet for?
And we finished it off with a jolly-old-kid-friendly song.
Happy kid. Happy Mom.