In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.
Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, creating a match between the child’s natural interests and the available activities. Children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace. They can respond at any moment to the natural curiosities that exist in all humans and build a solid foundation for life-long learning.
Montessori Express is our curriculum framework which identifies your child’s individual lesson plans and assessments. On the Montessori RX program, you will be able to see your child’s cumulative records, student activity, conference reports and pictures of your child working. You may also view videos about Montessori lessons and history.
The status of the lessons can be planned, presented, practicing, improving and mastered. First a lesson is planned, and then the teacher presents the lesson, a child works on that lesson until they have mastery. A child may have a month to several months until they master an activity. The dates are registered as presented, practicing, improving and mastery. A child will be continually working until mastery; the dates will not be posted each time they practice. The teacher has access to how many days a child has been working on a activity. The activities go in a specific sequence and children focus on one new activity at a time.
Montessori classrooms are beautifully crafted environments designed to meet the needs of children in a specific age range. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more