The Mat in a Montessori Classroom
In all Montessori classrooms, you will find children working on mats or at a small table. The mat in a Montessori classroom is not just a mat; it defines the child’s space of work. There is an element of respect for the mat in a Montessori classroom as there is respect for all of the environment. The young Montessori student is shown how to roll a mat, how to walk around a mat and how to respect other’s work on a mat.