FREE BAKING WORKSHOP @alivemontessori

Tune in Thursday, January 28th, 5:30 pm.

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Miss Alina with her daughter Juliette will bake with you dark, chewy and fudgy brownies.

If you have never made brownies, give these a try and I promise you’ll never regret it. If you’re pinched for time, throw in chocolate chips instead of chopping the chocolate by hand. Ta da! Homemade brownies and baked with love.

I don’t dare make claims like this very often, but this is the very best brownie recipe! 😃

You will need the following:

1 box of brownie mix (we will use Salted Caramel Brownies Mix by Betty Crocker)

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1 unsalted butter stick

1 cup chocolate chips (or mix of chocolate and caramel chips)

1/2 cup condensed milk

A pinch of salt

Vanilla ice cream

Tools Needed:

Big bowl


Hand mixer or whisk

Wooden spoon or silicone spatula

Measuring cups

Baking pan

Cooking sheet

Parchment paper

Serving bowl

Intro to Montessori

Are you curious about the Montessori method of education?
This is an introductory workshop to the Montessori philosophy, presented by Anna Cosslovskaya, a Montessori expert.
Topics include: Maria Montessori, the environment, the teacher’s role and the materials.




Magic Show

Magic Show

Are your kids spending all this extra time at home driving you nuts? Uncle Chuckles can help! Get your kids to join us for a FREE on-line kids’ Magic Show to help them smile, laugh and be entertained – and give you a break! Anyone can watch, not just students of Alive Montessori. Call others you may know to join in on the fun – their parents might like a break as well!
Admission is FREE, Limited Spaces Available.

Get a tickets for the Magic Show!!



The children from the school and guests created art for the exhibition. They spark their creativity and had a variety of hands-on group stations. Thank you for coming, and we hope that you had lots of fun!

Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. Alive is celebrating today.

Happy New Year!!!
新             年            快            乐
Xīn          nián         kuài          lè!

Chinese New Year

Mixing Oil and Water

Some things just don’t get along well with each other. Take oil and water as an example, you can mix them together and shake as hard as you like but they’ll never become friends…..or will they? Take this fun experiment a step further and find out how bringing oil and water together can help you do your dishes.

  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • Dishwashing liquid or detergent


  1. Add a few drops of food coloring to the water.
  2. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the colored water along with the 2 tablespoons of cooking oil into the small soft drink bottle.
  3. Screw the lid on tight and shake the bottle as hard as you can.
  4. Put the bottle back down and have a look, it may have seemed as though the liquids were mixing together but the oil will float back to the top.

What’s happening?

While water often mixes with other liquids to form solutions, oil and water does not. Water molecules are strongly attracted to each other, this is the same for oil because they are more attracted to their own molecules they just don’t mix together. They separate and the oil floats above the water because it has a lower density.

If you really think oil and water belong together then try adding some dishwashing liquid or detergent. Detergent is attracted to both water and oil helping them all join together and form something called an emulsion. This is extra handy when washing those greasy dishes, the detergent takes the oil and grime off the plates and into the water, yay!

Mixing Oil and Water

We learned about birds … then we painted a bird feeder.

About birds …

One of the favorite science activities for kids is observing plants. 

Planting activities are one of our favorite things to do with preschoolers. They love being able to care for something that is real and to see firsthand the growth process!

As Maria Montessori said, “Nothing should be given to the brain that is not first given to the hand”. We embrace hands-on learning in our Montessori classroom. We are using every opportunity to make learning practical.
Our simple science experiment included planting seeds, observing the processed of seed germination, the life cycle of a plant.

Daily observation of a plant

Landscape painting – Landscape art at Alive

Painting – Art at Alive