The week we begin our Biomes series with Forests and Wetlands, we’ll also study manners, but not manners you might think. This set of manners is about how to disagree, how to apologize, and how to report peer behavior. Reporting peer behavior is sometimes called “tattling” and in the Montessori environment, we try to make sure we understand what’s going on with the children. We might ask “Why are you telling me this?” or “What do you want me to do about that?” The reason might be that the child is wondering whether she can do that, too. Or the child might need help in dealing with a situation that no longer is working for her. Ask to see our curriculum if you would like some ideas.