Math Materials for the Primary Classroom

Charles will begin with a discussion of last year’s topic of normalization.  Teachers who attended last year and made changes in their classrooms based on last year’s presentation will have the opportunity to share their experiences and to ask questions.


Part two will be an exploration of the materials in the math area.


We will send you materials ahead of the workshop.

Thank you to Lee Anne Robertson and staff at Cornerstone School for hosting.

Saturday April 8, 2017

Cornerstone School
146 High Street
Stratham NH 03885

9:00-4:00, with an hour for lunch and the NHMA annual meeting
The cost is $60.00 per person, or $50.00 for teachers of member schools, payable on arrival.
You will receive six hours of professional development.
Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
Please rsvp to Laura at, so we know how many participants to expect and to send out reading materials.




As many of you know, DHHS’ Child Care Licensing Unit is proposing new rules. The new staff to child ratios and group size limits will impact many Montessori schools and child care businesses so negatively that it might be almost impossible to keep the doors open.

Concerned Montessorians and childcare providers are starting a coalition to voice their concerns about the proposed teacher to child ratios and group size limits. Keep Our Doors Open has been on the phone and emailing child care programs to see if they have REALLY LOOKED at the new staff to child ratios and group size limits. It is scary how many directors, owners and administrative staff have NOT carefully analyzed the new ratios and group size limits to see the impact they will have on their business/School.


Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies

August 2 & 3, 2016
Country Village Montessori School
Amherst NH


Teaching and learning with monarch butterflies is a two day workshop combining classroom and field experiences.  It enables pre-K through twelfth grade educators to teach essential skills in literacy, math, science, geography, technology, Spanish, the arts and social studies…through the magic of monarchs.  Teachers complete the workshop with all the materials they need to bring this exciting and dynamic subject into their classrooms.
Participants will register directly with Monarch Teacher Network.
For a flyer, please email laura at, Claire Doody at, or pick up a flyer at the May 14 sensorial workshop with Charles Terranova.
Charles Terranova on Sensorial materials
 Cornerstone School, Saturday, May 14

Sensorial Materials and the Normalized Child


Charles will begin with a discussion of normalization and deviations, based on a reading from
The Secret of Childhood, by Maria Montessori, in part one.
Part two will be an exploration of the materials in the sensorial area.
Thank you to Lee Anne Robertson and staff at Cornerstone School for hosting.Saturday May 14
Cornerstone School
146 HIgh Street
Stratham NH 03885
9:00-4:00, with an hour for lunch and the NHMA annual meeting
The cost is $60.00 per person, or $50.00 for teachers of member schools.
You will receive six hours of professional development.
Please bring lunch.
Please rsvp to Laura at
Participants will receive materials before the workshop

Spring Symposium at Newport Montessori School on Friday, March 18, 2016
To see the event brochure please visit

Newport Montessori School
96 Pine Street
PO Box 634
Newport, NH 03773
(603) 863-2243
Schedule of Events
8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-10:30 Session I 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:15 Session II 12:15-1:15 Lunch 1:15-2:45 Session III
Beth McClure Keynote Presenter
As an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, Beth has trained teachers throughout NH in how to teach the structure of the English language. Having been a Reading and Writing Specialist for many years, she also understands how decoding, comprehension, spelling, and written expression can be taught to help students’ achieve academic success. Her passion is teaching reading and writing. Beth has a Masters in Learning and Language Disabilities as well as one in Educational Administration. She helped to found Strong Foundations Charter School in Pembroke, NH, and serves as the Principal there. She is certified in the State of NH in Elementary Education, Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Reading and Writing Specialist, Principal, and Special Education Administration.
BS in Elementary Education Graduate Student at Plymouth State University Fourth grade teacher at Richards School, Newport, NH
Christine Baker Brain Rules
Susan Gregory American Heart Association Updates: CPR & First Aid CPR & First Aid
Meg Jones Language is Thinking: Connecting Montessori ELA to Reading and Writing
Lisa Sauvageau Re-Organize Your Math Shelf
Juliet Fleischer The Progression of Montessori Multiplication through the Elementary Levels
Erin Woo Mindfulness in Montessori
Beth McClure The Structure of the English Language: When Should We Teach It?
Cost per participant: $125

Circus Clowning Workshop
Saturday, October 24, 2015Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness NH 03245
(The Science Center is located on Route 113, just past the turn from Route 3).

9:00-12:00-Presentation by Troy Wunderle, director of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures in Vermont.

12:00-12:30-Lunch-share activities that teachers are finding especially successful this fall.

12:30-3:00-Discussion of the morning’s presentation and how to integrate activities into the school day. Could circus activities be a way of working with some of our high energy students (and all students!) in a way that gives them an outlet for their energy but also helps them develop their ability to concentrate and focus?

About Troy Wunderle:

“We aim to spread joy, create memories and inspire dreams through the circus arts!“

Troy directs, produces and performs interactive circus arts entertainment through shows, workshops, camps, school residencies, strolling entertainment, party entertainment and more. At this workshop he will present activities for teachers to share with children at school to develop large motor skills, direct control in those high energy moments and have fun!

Troy Wunderle is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past fourteen years he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends and Americas Funniest Home Videos. Troy is Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus, Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures LLC.
Professional Development Credits-Six credits will be awarded.
Cost-$30.00 per person, $25.00 for teachers of member schools. It is ok to bring a check to the workshop.
Food and drink-Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea will be available.

RSVP-Please RSVP to Laura at

MEMBERSHIP-This is the time to renew your membership, or join NHMA!
$50 for large (over 50 students) and $25 for small programs, for the year.

Laura Mammarelli
NH Montessori Association