Hello, all the beautiful people! My name is Katherine. I am 22. I live in Ukraine. When I needed to choose a profession I couldn't find the path to go in future, I couldn't decide whom to become, but I always knew that I wanted to make something big, make a change. I got my bachelor's degree in languages and my master degree in project management. After graduating, I was looking for some job to start with, to get any experience. I went to the preschool to work as a language teacher and there I explored Montessori method for myself. I decided to get a Montessori training and after visiting even the first lesson, the whole new world was opened for me. I understood that this is what I wanted to do my whole life and this is what I need. After finishing the training and working in the school for a year already, I realized that during this time I obtained and gained more than I got during the study in the institute for 6 years.
During my life, I had a lot of hobbies that lasted for several months and then I started another, but Montessori is the only one that doesn't pass because it is a true passion. I was drawing, making a paper craft, cooking, collecting coins, sewing toys.
I want to add several things from my childhood that connects me with Montessori:
- in the childhood I had a strong connection with nature, I was collecting different stones (and even now I like finding some feathers lol) and natural gifts. For some time, I even wanted to be a naturalist and archeologist. That child desire is now fulfilled in a Montessori classroom where we have a lot of natural materials and that's why I am a big fan of nature tables.
- also, when I was under 5 years for a short time I wanted to become a nun, and not because of my beliefs, but at that time, there was a tv series about the church. I liked so much that nuns were working in the garden, doing some cleaning, and, in general, each of them had some work. Now I understood that this wish was because of the child's true desire and love for work! Probably I needed some practical life exercises at that time lol! Also interesting that Maria Montessori was thinking that nuns can become great Montessori teachers because of their patience and humility.
- since I was a child I always liked handmade, and this my hobby is now very useful in making Montessori materials.
So this is my story and in this blog, I want to share with all of you my ideas, printables, activities and passion because I really believe in Montessori.
P.S. My native languages are Russian and Ukrainian and not English so I am sorry for any mistakes I am making.