Dr. Montessori found nature to be a great teacher and an accessible learning environment as young children were always exposed to flowers, trees, and grasses at home and in school.
Students used the red rods to create their own 3D maze. A maze was also constructed in our 1 acre playground!
Japanese Bento Box meals are an example of careful planning, showcasing food as a sensorial experience and highlighting the tactile and visual aspects of food. In our Montessori classroom, a similar approach is followed - work areas are orderly and accessible, emphasizing color, simplicity, and beauty.
It's the beginning of the spring semester, and for many new parents, this is the time to find a preschool or day care for your child. What exactly goes on in a child's mind when starting school?
Dr. Montessori referred to the teacher as a “Directress”. This title differs considerably from the title and purpose of a teacher in a traditional school classroom. The Directress is not a teacher because she does not directly impart knowledge to her students. She guides, or directs the child, according to his own inner needs.