Monday, April 30, 2012

Montessori A to Z: Y is for You Can Be What You Want to Be

When I was in the third grade, my Montessori elementary class put on the play "You Can Be What You Want to Be" about the life of Maria Montessori. I had high hopes of actually portraying Maria, but settled for playing her mom and I think one of her students.

The musical was a fun way for us to get to know a little bit about the woman who created the kind of school that we attended. It was actually written by an upper elementary class at least thirty years ago. The main message, in addition to the Montessori story, is that you can do anything you set your mind to. That is what we try to teach our students on a daily basis.

This is a video of a graduation ceremony of a group of kindergartners. It took me forever to find a YouTube video that has this song in it. Fast forward to the 15 minute mark to hear the song.

Order your own copy of the play using the information found here.

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