In the Twos class, math isn’t explicitly taught. The math curriculum is based off of the children’s sensorial experience using concrete objects. Children learn through exploring with their hands, manipulating materials, and using their senses to take in information. The activities at this age teach sequencing, quantity, and recognition of numbers 1 through 10. This builds the foundation for their journey into the Primary class, where they will begin learning math processes.
In our Montessori classrooms, we give children something concrete to hold so they can get the most understanding. When they are given real items, they can learn to associate it with what they see in their lives. The children feel important and proud to use real things instead of cartoon or plastic versions. They also take their work more seriously when they use real things – they love to be responsible! "“The secret of success is found to lie in the right use of imagination i
Last Friday, Bay Montessori celebrated the 8th Annual trip around the world during International Night. The children turned their classroom into different countries to showcase different cultures via presentations and food. Countries represented this year: Big House – Germany Yellow Door – South America Blue Door – North America Lower El & Green Door – Individual Class Projects
Birthdays are celebrated very differently in the Montessori classroom. The birthday ceremony gives the child a concrete way to understand the months of the year and the earth’s revolution around the sun each year. It also is a way for children to feel special and to connect with their place in the world. The birthday student will hold the globe of the earth and slowly walk around a candle or another representation of the sun. As the child walks around the sun, the class sin