March 1, 2019 by admin
This week we will highlight our Primary program. When Maria Montessori developed her educational approach, she envisioned a multi-age classroom where children learned from each other and taught each other skills. The idea is that younger students would become excited and be enthusiastic to learn what their older peers were working on, thus creating an independence for learning. In contrast, the older peer would retain the knowledge they were taught by assisting younger students with work in which they were already familiar.
In our Primary classroom, all of these students were working on very separate verticals (one student was learning addition, another was practicing pouring skills while other students focused on sorting or language arts).
Academic progress is what sets a Montessori program apart – but it’s also the environment as a whole. RedRose Montessori strives particularly hard to maintain calm, quiet, non-chaotic environment. We feel this type of atmosphere is essential to productive learning. Oftentimes you will also hear the quiet lull of classical music in the background.
The only way to experience this first hand is to come and see for yourself!