Category: Montessori Preschool

  1. How Montessori Teaches Math And Shapes The Mathematical Mind

    According to Dr. Maria Montessori, the absorbent mind occurs from birth until approximately the age of six.   During this time period, a child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows him or her to “absorb” learning from their environment on an unconscious level with very little effort.  Learning during this absorbent mind period is natural and… Continue Reading »
  2. Understanding the Montessori Method: Learning Through Senses

    Understanding the Montessori Method:  Learning Through Senses Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children have “sensitive periods” for learning.  She observed that the first six years of children’s lives are directed by their absorbent minds.  Learning is never-ending and begins at birth.  As newborns, we immediately start to explore our environment through our senses and begin to learn about our… Continue Reading »
  3. Understanding the Montessori Method: The Importance of Practical Life

    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 »
  4. How is your curriculum and daily schedule structured?

    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.  
  5. What is a typical day in the Primary classroom?

    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 »
  6. How do you get a child to do work or different work throughout the day?

    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 »
  7. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    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 »
  8. I heard children get to run around and do whatever they want. Is this true?

    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 »