Even at the littlest age, Toddler's are taught how to prepare their own snack and serve themselves using various kitchen tools, such as choppers, tongs, and ladles.
"The child is capable of contracting an immense world in a way we can not even imagine doing." - Dr. Maria Montessori
Students receive both individual and group lessons throughout the day, as determined by the Lead Guide. Here are a group of children learning the Geometric Solids with Miss Lauren.
Continent Puzzle Maps
Students in Children's House and Lower Elementary are exposed to the various countries around the world through continent puzzle maps and pin maps.
A 19 month old learning how to open various locks and clasps closures.
Practical Life lessons teach basic life skills, such as handling glass and porcelain objects with care, learn to pour water and milk with glass pitchers into glasses, spooning objects from one container to another and then back again, whole hand transfers, and strengthening pincer grasp with tonging work.
Students are encouraged daily to explore areas of interest. With a keen eye for observation, a Lead Guide will follow the child when sensitive periods for certain topics and interests are observed.
In the Toddler House, children learn to take care of their garden spaces and trees by watering the plants daily.
As toddlers, children begin to notice similarities and differences in the environment. Here, a 2 year old student is learning to match a picture of an animal to an object of the animal.
As students are ready to move passed learning their sounds with the Sandpaper Letters, they begin to learn how to blend the sounds to create words. Here are two examples of students learning to spell with simple word patterns.
Here in the Children's House, students learn how to follow multi-step recipes where the children measure, stir, pour and bake with guidance from the assistant or lead guide. Students will serve others in class when the muffins are ready, and then will clean up their dishes after.
In Toddler and Children's House, students learn self-care through various dressing frames. Students learn how to button, tie, buckle, velcro, and zip to encourage independence.
Students in the Lower Elementary classroom prepare snack and learn to bake beginning with simple recipe's building up to more complex baking.
Students in Lower Elementary are learning about timelines. With this, many visuals are given for deeper knowledge and understanding of progress over time.
Animals in the classroom
Little Foot joins us in our Lower Elementary classroom. He is joined with two birds to promote care of animals.
In the elementary classroom, students learn tonality and pitch with the Tone Bars.
Through the bead cabinet, the child learns another means of counting, such as in series, skip counting, and linear counting. This is also a preparation for multiplication, cubing, and square root.
In the elementary classroom, students begin to learn the wonderful world of science through in class experiments using beakers, flasks, tongs, test tubes, and funnels, to name a few of the instruments used.