Mrs. Bolen's
3rd and 4th Grade
Montessori Class


   Our day looks like this:

 7:15: Students may be dropped off 

**Most mornings, I will be in my room for students to come work/eat breakfast beginning at 7:20

7:50: Tardy bell rings and breakfast officially begins. Students copy down homework and continue working on their test prep uninterrupted.

10:50: Recess

11:05: Lunch

11:40: Related Arts

12:20: Reading and Writing Workshop

2:15: Clean up and Wrap up

2:30: Dismissal

 




Montessori Tidbit:

Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education, developed a century ago by a woman ahead of her time.

Working with institutionalized and inner-city youngsters, Dr. Maria Montessori was struck by how avidly the children absorbed knowledge from their surroundings. Given developmentally appropriate materials and the freedom to follow their interests, they joyfully taught themselves.

The goal of Montessori education is to foster a child’s natural inclination to learn. Montessori teachers guide rather than instruct, linking each student with activities that meet his interests, needs, and developmental level. The classroom is designed to allow movement and collaboration, as it also promotes concentration and a sense of order.

Unique learning materials beckon from accessible shelves, inviting small hands to take on new challenges, 1 concept or skill at a time.

Taken from the American Montessori Society Website

http://www.amshq.org