Grace and Courtesy


The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace “classroom management” help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children.

Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with paintings of 16 lessons for Grace and Courtesy. Each page is a painting with a simple sentence that you can use to demonstrate a lesson to children, or reinforce by setting a particular page on a shelf at the children’s eye-level.


A picture guide for children and adults by Alicia Olson

Perfect for children ages 3-9.

A page of text for adults guides them in choosing and introducing a new lesson.

Volume pricing available: 2+ for $14/ each

“The book Grace and Courtesy is excellent.  I am working in a Public School kindergarten class and my students love it.  We read one page and keep looking at it for a day or more. The gentle pictures and one thought on each page captures their attention and we refer back to it throughout our day.  Thanks.”  —Rosemary

“Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.” —Maya Angelou


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