Art in the Montessori Classroom

Art in the Montessori Classroom

Art in the Montessori Classroom: An Essential Part of the Child’s Work Art is an essential component of learning in Montessori classrooms. In each classroom there are dedicated art shelves ensuring students always have access to art materials for creative expression....
The Pink Tower

The Pink Tower

The Pink Tower, iconic to the Montessori classroom, is a foundational material from the Sensorial Area of the curriculum. Sensorial materials help children express, classify, and broaden their sensory experiences. These are organized into categories: visual (sight),...
Planes of Development

Planes of Development

Based on her observations and work with children, Dr. Montessori defined four planes of development, each characterized by sensitive periods for learning. First Plane: Ages 0-6 “Early Childhood” (Individual Creation of the Person) “I can do it...
The Uninterrupted Work Cycle

The Uninterrupted Work Cycle

“The mind takes some time to develop interest, to be set in motion, to get warmed up into a subject, to attain a state of profitable work.  If at this time there is interruption, not only is a period of profitable work lost, but the interruption, produces an...
Botany Studies in the Children’s House

Botany Studies in the Children’s House

Maria Montessori recognized the young child’s need to observe and absorb information about the world around them. Encountering something new in natures sparks the child’s curiosity and leads to a spontaneous lesson as the child wonders, “What is this? What is it...