There is so much research on how reading impacts students. Some of it is about the importance of reading to your child. About the effects on cognitive development. Or consider research involving MRI scans of the brains of early readers. That's why it's such an inspiration to see how a Montessori impacts how much students read, as we see every day at the school.
We get asked this question a lot, especially by new parents, or parents new to Montessori. Unlike traditional school, there is no 'theme' for the day or week, or something akin to a lesson plan. So it's understandable when you as a parent likes to know "how did my child do today?" In Montessori, you may hear about the 'self-directed child.' The child learns at his or her own pace. The best way to know what a child has accomplished is to observe! #Selfdirectedchild #Math #Lang
A young mind is able to grasp math concepts during what is called the 'sensitive period' of development. One of the tools we use is the Hundred Board. Number recognition and concepts such as addition and subtraction become easy as the child learns at his or her own pace. Notice, there is no teacher standing by. Once the lesson has been presented, the child finds out how to'do the math' so to speak. #Hundredboard #Montessori #Mathematics
Ingredients: Two AA batteries. One motor. A few connectors. Big imaginations! During the last week of school, the students got quite involved in circuits and electricity. They worked in two teams, to see whos could come up with the most 'creative' circuit. As for the Crayola? They created their own fan for the motor, and decorated it. #Science #STEM #circuits