The Montessori classroom provides an introduction and smooth transition to the Montessori school by linking the activities that the child is familiar with at home to the school environment. This prepared environment utilities authentic Montessori materials and prepared lessons in a balanced mixed age group that aims to help children gain concentration, coordination, confidence, independence and order through hands-on learning. Lessons are implemented with the teaching philosophy developed by Maria Montessori and provide children with activities that help them grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Our areas of focus include:
This area prepares the child indirectly to be independent by building a foundation of basic skills. The daily living practical life activities are ordinary, simple, everyday tasks, enjoyable and appealing that are designed to fulfill the inner need of the child to act upon his environment and satisfy his nature desire to work.
This area allows children to develop and refine their senses in order to discriminate, categorize, and make classifications in the environment. In sensorial, the control of error is built within the materials so the child is able to correct himself.
This area helps children to learn numbers, symbols, the decimal system, mathematical operations, and basic number facts by using manipulative materials in a practical and concrete way.
This area includes oral language activities, pre-reading work, writing and reading. Initial sounds are introduced through Sandpaper Letters and Matching Objects. After the children learn a few sounds, they are then introduced to blending exercises through moveable alphabets. The Metal Insets are used to refine pencil control and help to improve writing skills. The objective of oral language activities includes the development of listening skills, comprehension and vocabulary.
The children gain an awareness of the world around them by exploring other countries, their customs, food, music, climate, language, and animals. This helps to teach them about people, to gain an understanding and tolerance, and therefore, compassion for all people in the world.
The child’s natural curiosity is stimulated through discovery projects and experiments. Plant and animal kingdoms are studied in an orderly fashion to foster a love and appreciation for all living things.
Children are exposed to variety of creative art and encouraged to explore their creativity by using various art media such as water paints, markers, colored pencils, crayons, collage, etc..
If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities, which they can perform themselves. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down the stairs, to pick up fallen objects, to dress and undress, to wash themselves, to express their needs, and to attempt to satisfy their desires through their own efforts. All this is part of an education for independence.”