The Children’s Day

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THE CHILDREN’S DAY
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Students Are Free to Work and Learn, Guided by the Teacher in a Respectful, Peaceful Environment.

We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.” – Maria Montessori

The children’s day is filled with beautiful and exciting activities.

Our morning begins with a handshake from the teacher, inviting each child into the classroom. The children enjoy seeing each other first thing in the morning, greeting each other as they come.

The children are eager to get to work. They enjoy the Montessori materials and their work is very important to them. They experience all areas of the curriculum during the morning uninterrupted work period: math, language, reading, writing, as well as a wide array of cultural subjects from geography to botany. During the morning work period children prepare a snack to enjoy with a friend.

After the work period, the children enjoy a short gathering time and then go outdoors to run, play and explore our natural playscape.

Lunch follows recess, which is either brought from home or provided through our meal plan.

Each class schedule is tailor-fitted to each age group. Younger children have nap time after lunch, while the older children begin their afternoon activities. Cultural subjects, art, music, science, etc. fill the afternoons.

It is then the end of the school day where some friends go home while others stay for our aftercare program.