Montessori students are very helpful when it comes to practical life skills.
In the classroom you will find them sweeping and mopping the floor, cleaning and setting the tables, washing dishes, cutting fruit, preparing snack, pouring water, serving food with utensils, baking, dusting etc… These are all tasks that they love to do, they love looking after themselves and their classroom. It fosters independence and sense of self, with a deeper understanding for their place in this world.
Our Third Year Casa students had a lesson in baking cupcakes.
The Montessori Choice is a Natural Choice:
Often parents come to the realization that Montessori is the perfect alternative that can deliver all the benefits of homeschooling.
Regarding traditional schools, Maria Montessori wrote: “education is…largely directed toward the suppression or bending of the child’s will, and the substitution for it of the teachers will which demands from the child unquestioning obedience.” The Montessori Method is based around the finding that children have an inherent desire to learn. Montessori schools provide an individual program enriched with hands- on learning materials that focus on practical life skills. The classrooms are designed to mimic a forest, where children can walk freely.
Maria Montessori realized that the goal of education should be creating independence for students. She found that teachers are most effective when working as observers, directing the innate psychological development of children. A Montessori school feels like a home.
Montessori schooling has created some of the most innovative minds of our time, such as Google, Wikipedia, and Amazon founders. Montessori education provides students with freedom to pursue their own interests, inspiring a genuine life-long passion for learning.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not just by listening to words, but also by experiences in the environment.”- Maria Montessori
Schedule a tour today to discover why Dearcroft Montessori School is your natural choice.
Open House is Saturday, October 21st, 2017 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.