Education must no longer be merely the imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path seeking the release of human potentialities. - Maria Montessori Agenda ·What does a lower elementary Montessori class look like? ·Routines ·Literacy ·Math ·Community Building ·Technology ·Contact Information
What does a Montessori lower elementary classroom looks like? · Children in the process of becoming independent and self-sufficient learners ·Each child is responsible for monitor his/her learning and daily work "Freedom with Responsibility" ·Multi-age environment - Lower Elementary is Grade 1,2,3 ·Presentation of the Five Great Lessons in the first term ·Parent education workshops (MAPSS) ·Individual or small group lessons ·Individualized pace of learning ·Alberta Program of Studies ·Cosmic Curriculum ·Cross-curricular and subject integration
Routines · Agendas ·Home Reading Folders and work journals ·Arrival and dismissal procedures ·Recess and lunch - dress appropriately for the weather ·Indoor shoes - running shoes please for Daily PE ·Cloth place mat for snack (pack separately) and lunch time ·Nut Allergies; we are a nut aware school.
Literacy · Silent reading ·Buddy reading ·Guided reading ·Spelling and Phonics program ·Home reading ·Literacy Backpacks ·Word and grammar study ·Writer’s workshop ·Journaling ·Cursive and print instruction
Math ·School Focus (goal); new curriculum ·Concrete to abstract ·Sequential lessons ·Repeated practice - leading to mastery ·Numeracy, geometry ·Hands-on manipulatives
Community Building · Buddy classes - character education ·Divisional field trips ·Spirit Days ·School Clubs ("Roots and Shoots"); Teaming Up For Healthy Learners; Science Robotics ·Assemblies - Student Lead ·Parent Council Sponsored events
Contact Information Judith McBrien (Room 1): Maria Szeretva (Room 2): Dorie Legat (Room 3): Heather Lister (Room 4): Odetta Nietz (Room 4): Jennifer Burmester ( Room 7):
All School Forms Due in the office on September 16 th School Council this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the staffroom Welcome Back Breakfast this Thursday at 8:00 a.m. Peace Garden Celebration on September 21 st ! (more info to come) Reminders to Parents: