The Montessori Skyscraper is a collection of activities for students to practice their word studies. Some topics include synonyms, homonyms, compound words, and alphabetizing. These are always available for the students to practice, review, or even just for fun!
The Montessori lessons are designed to inspire and foster a love of learning. When they are excited by a lesson, they become focused and motivated to discover more! Our teachers take great care to present their lessons in an interesting and inspiring manner.
Every year after the Thanksgiving break, Bay Montessori celebrates the season by having the Tree Lighting ceremony. Each classroom sings a holiday theme song while staff and parents light and hold peace candles. While enjoying hot cocoa, we light up the pine tree for all to enjoy!
Our Montessori classrooms teach the students about taking care of their environment. Tasks like sweeping, dusting, or even just tidying up the classroom help the children interact with their environment in a respectful, caring way. They feel connected to their environment and learn how to be responsible for it.
At Bay, we recognize the importance of using both technology and reference books to enhance learning. Our middle school students do a lot of research, and they learn how to use all the resources available to them.
Remember our Houston Donation Drive last September? Our Green Door students helped organize the donations and sort through them. They did the same this week with our annual food drive! The students learn the importance of helping others, as well as team building and cooperation skills. This is one of the many practical life activities they participate in at Bay that helps them grow into mature members of society.
The older Montessori child is taught how to take care of themselves and their appearance. Shoe shining is a great practical life activity that helps demonstrate the effectiveness of taking care of their belongings. In future job interviews, a clean appearance can make a difference.
Montessori is universal whether in the US, Japan or Italy. Maria Montessori founded the Montessori philosophy over 100 years ago and her mark can be seen in schools around the globe. Her methods have stood the test of time and continue to provide the best means to teach preschool children to read and help elementary students understand the fundamental process of mathematics. Although Maria Montessori began with the young child her methods are now taught in elementary and adol