There exists in the small child an unconscious mental state which is of a creative nature. We have called it the “Absorbent Mind.” The tiny child’s absorbent mind finds all its nutriment in its surroundings…Especially at the beginning of life. We must, therefore, make the environment as interesting and attractive as we can. -Maria Montessori
Montessori Method is based on self-motivation to learn. Children are considered to be at work during the day, but they have fun doing it. They do go beyond life skills, learning geometry, geography, phonics, and much more. Young children have the capacity to absorb, learn, and do so much. They just need a controlled, creative environment to allow them to pursue their interests.
Enjoy these images of your children at “work”!
We will be celebrating Valentines Day on Wednesday, February 13th. Giving and receiving valentines is a special part of a child’s school experience. There are 22 students in our class. Please have your child sign (alone or with your help) each valentine. Leave the envelope blank (with no specific name on it). This enables your child to distribute his/her valentines without having to read each classmate’s name. If your child is able to read the names of the children then they may write the names on the outside of the envelops, as this is a nice reading practice. Please allow time for the name writing process. This is a great vehicle for them to practice writing their name so remember to use upper case only for the first letter of their name.