Siblings love to work on the same projects together. But even if your kids are twins, they may be at different developmental stages. Take your cue from Montessori schools, which offer hands-on learning materials that teach sequential skills. For example, the more developmentally advanced child could work on assembling a model vehicle. This activity may require the use of child-safe tools and fasteners. It engages the child’s fine motor skills and problem-solving skills.
At the same time, the other sibling can work on assembling a different vehicle, which doesn’t require the use of tools on very small parts. Instead, this sibling can figure out how to put things together using magnetic connectors. As this second sibling grows and learns, he or she can move on to the more advanced model vehicle that requires the use of tools.
The Montessori School features carefully prepared classrooms full of beautifully designed, engaging learning materials that students can work on independently or collaboratively. To find out about school enrollment , call our campus in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844 or in Allen at (972) 727-2800.
A child with special needs is much like any other child in that he or she is naturally curious, has likes and dislikes, and wants to be accepted by his or her community. Montessori schools are the perfect environment for children who are progressing developmentally at any rate. Watch this video to hear from Montessori educators and parents about why special needs students thrive in these settings.
You’ll learn that each class has the same teacher and many of the same classmates for three consecutive years. This reduces the number of transitions for the student, and allows the teacher to become keenly aware of each student’s needs and strengths. In a Montessori school, every student feels included and accepted for who he or she is. Students learn at their own pace with hands-on materials that engage the senses.
The Montessori School welcomes students with all abilities and learning styles to reach their full potential with Maria Montessori’s Method. Call our Montessori school in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844 or in Allen at (972) 727-2800.
Montessori schools follow the educational approach established by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori’s Method was based on her careful observations of how children use the world around them to learn. This is a time-tested method, which was first founded in 1907 and has been used around the world ever since. Parents are encouraged to visit the school, ask lots of questions, and do some background reading from credible sources to find out more about this unique educational journey.
Why doesn’t the teacher lecture to the whole class?
Montessori education is child-centered. During your tour, you’ll see that the classrooms are gracefully arranged into different work areas. Students choose an appropriate learning activity to work on by themselves or in a small group. The teacher carefully observes each student, stepping in to help when needed, and stepping back to allow the student to work through the problem-solving process. Instead of lecturing, the teacher periodically gathers together small groups to present a new lesson. This allows the teacher to tailor the lessons to each student’s pace and style of learning.
What about school grades?
Most Montessori schools do not grade student assignments. Instead, parents meet regularly with the teacher to discuss their child’s progress. The child also has the opportunity to present a portfolio of work, and perhaps to give a self-assessment.
Why are Montessori classrooms so large?
It’s a commonly held belief that the smaller a classroom is, the better. In fact, Maria Montessori’s Method emphasizes the value of having children learn to work efficiently as part of a larger community. They can learn from the experiences and perceptions of many of their peers, and they can learn to cooperate harmoniously with children of many different personalities. Since a Montessori classroom brings together students of a three-year age range, it is more closely representative of a real world community than a conventional classroom is.
You can bring any other questions you have to your tour at The Montessori School. Our staff loves to introduce parents to Montessori concepts, as we firmly believe it’s a supportive, nurturing way to help children reach their full potential. Call our Montessori school in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844 or in Allen at (972) 727-2800.
Education is a delightful journey that lasts a lifetime. Here at The Montessori School, it’s our privilege to facilitate the early years of your child’s education. Children from six weeks through sixth grade explore our curriculum in a self-directed, self-paced manner that sparks their love of learning. Our elementary school students enjoy our enrichment curriculum.
All primary and elementary school students can learn how to use computers in our multimedia lab. They begin by learning basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Then, students advance in their computer literacy skills with activities that correspond with our Montessori curriculum. All computer use at our school is dependent upon each individual student’s social maturity level.
Students at The Montessori School develop a better understanding of the natural world and their roles as its stewards with daily gardening activities. The organic outdoor garden is located next to our science lab. Here, students develop their knowledge of botany as they grow vegetables and flowers. We firmly believe that outdoor work is essential for a child’s healthy development, as nature helps individuals feel grounded and peaceful.
The fresh vegetables our students grow in our organic garden are used for our culinary activities. Our learning kitchen offers activities for children of all ability levels. Here, students broaden their understanding of academic topics, including chemistry, math, and physics.
The creative process is important to the Montessori approach. Students learn musical literacy and appreciation through daily activities, including singing, composing, and performing. Our regular school performances allow students to feel confident on the stage.
The Montessori School features a well-equipped science lab. Here, our students work on hands-on science experiments. They develop an understanding of scientific methodology and processes as they conduct their own experiments.
Fine Arts Studio
In our fine arts studio, the emphasis is on the joy of creation, rather than the final result. Students explore a variety of media types, including collage, painting, printmaking, and color mixing. They learn to feel self-confident in their creative expressions and to support and respect the artistic endeavors of their peers.
If The Montessori School sounds like an ideal environment for your child, we invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campuses. Call us in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844 or in Allen at (972) 727-2800 to ask about the admissions process. You’ll find that our Montessori school is a close-knit, supportive community.