Balancing the red rods
Orderliness and Diligence
Pink Tower and Broad Stair-Wall making.
Understanding processes and patterns.
Practicing life skills. We have 10 weeks worth of activities. They get to handle knives, chopsticks, hammers and nails.
How to use chopsticks - Step 1
How to use chopsticks - Step 2
How to use chopsticks - Step 3
Spatial awareness and finger dexterity
Making apple pancakes from scratch.
They grated their own apples, mixed up the batter, fried up their own pancakes.
This is done under the watchful eye of a directress who stands behind every child who is cooking.
We chat to them about the physical and social aspects of geography; moving from the global to particular countries and from the globe to particular landforms found on the earth.
Discussing Japan (above) and then colouring in on a map each country we discuss (below). Food of the culture usually also accompany the sessions.
Testing for starch with iodine in food and other items like plastic, paper and metal.
A sheet describing the experiment goes back with them each week after the experiment.
Spelling is easy once you learn both the sounds and the shapes of words.
Teaching with terminology cards.
We are different also in our openness to materials that are not necessarily Montessori but have a similar concept. This board above is very much like the golden beads 100 chain.
Self-satisfaction = self-confidence
Our children learn teamwork and spatial awareness.
Moving the tables and chairs in readiness for music and movement.
Communication is taught through practice with working as a team.