Curriculum


A Description of Our Montessori Classroom and Curriculum

Our classrooms at Country Meadows Montessori are classic examples of a “Prepared Environment”:  This prepared environment is Dr. Maria Montessori’s concept that the environment should be designed to maximize independent learning and exploration by the child.

In this prepared, multi-age, environment, there is a variety of activity as well as a great deal of movement. In a preschool classroom, for example, three-year-olds may be busy with Practical Life. Here children can practice buttoning or washing dishes.


A four-year-old, nearby may, be working on Language Arts, composing words and phrases with letters known as the movable alphabet, reading to a group or working on sounds with sandpaper letters.



A five-year-old might be engaged in Math, using counting beads or performing multiplication using a specially designed set of beads.




Children may also be working on Science


or Geography



Sometimes an entire class will be involved in a Creative group activity, such as singing, storytelling, drama or movement…


 

Or the individual, sharing a gift…

In this calm, ordered space of the Montessori prepared environment, children work on activities of their own choice at their own pace. They experience a blend of freedom and self-discipline in a place especially designed to meet their developmental needs!

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