For the past several months, we have taken an in-depth look at the areas that comprise the Montessori classroom. Our final area to discuss is Cultural Studies. The Montessori cultural studies curriculum provides opportunities for children to explore the larger world. Students learn about the people, terrain and animals of each continent as part of a rich exploration of… Continue Reading »
Over the past several months, we have taken an in-depth look at how the Montessori classroom prepares a child for the rigors of academia and life. Much like math, language arts is the culmination of all the skills a child has learned through the other areas of the classroom, such as practical life and sensory learning. Dr…. Continue Reading »
The Montessori Method is often a mystery to a lot of parents. They may have heard of Montessori, but have no understanding of its ideology. Over the next several months, we will dive more deeply into the Five Key Learning Areas of Montessori and how children develop academically and socially. These five areas include: Practical Life Sensorial Language Mathematics Culture… Continue Reading »
Montessori & Reggio are very free flowing curriculums in that the children’s day moves based on their interests. Outside of meal, recess and rest times, the day moves based on children’s selections of materials.
The children come in and are greeted by the teacher. Children wash their hands. They begin their three-hour work cycle that focuses on the five main areas of the classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Science/Geography. During that three-hour work cycle, the child will pick a work that has already been presented to them by… Continue Reading »
Because of the environment that we provide, focusing on independence and fostering the love of learning, children are able to transition well from Montessori to a traditional-learning school. Children with a Montessori early childhood education are generally more advanced in reading and math then children who do not have a Montessori background.
Our lead teachers are experienced and certified Montessori teachers. Since Montessori is a very individualized curriculum, Montessori teachers must track each child’s progression through the materials as the children are self-paced. The children know they must master an activity before they are able to progress to the next material. Having mixed-age groups creates purpose and intention as… Continue Reading »
Montessori classrooms treat children with respect and kindness. Grace and courtesy are huge components of the Practical life area in the classroom; the children learn how to care for their environment, care for themselves, and care for each other. In a Montessori classroom, the children are trusted to learn from their mistakes that they make… Continue Reading »
Maria Montessori observed that children naturally tend to use self-selected, purposeful activities to develop themselves. Our classrooms and the use of materials is quite structured. We have 5 areas of the class: Sensorial, Math, Language Arts, Science/Geography, and Practical Life. Students learn through hands-on experiences. You will notice when you visit our school a “quiet buzz.” During the work cycle,… Continue Reading »