Montessori for Elementary - The Millhopper Way
The elementary child, has a developmental need to acquire culture and to know the reason of things. The Montessori Elementary plan consists of a special curriculum aimed at teaching the whole human being, building a sense of responsibility, and creating independence.Montessori Elementary Education opens immense fields of knowledge and satisfies the curiosity of the child as he discovers his connection to all things. This imaginative ability to grasp the whole generates an emotion of wonder and gratitude for large- scale diversity. The developmental need of the child to associate with others in an organized fashion is also met and enables him to broaden his concepts of the world.A Montessori elementary class is an environment abundant in mathematics, language, science, and cultural subjects. Children work in different capacities on different academic levels. Lessons are presented with drama and excitement. Technology and state-of-the-art information are available in the immediate environment. Students use time management skills as they execute their work plan throughout each week.
The elementary-aged child is in a period of heightened social development, so he needs group experiences. Multi-age groupings mean more small-group options relative to ability and interest. They also mean maximizing the potential of each individual child in an environment that has a place for everyone, providing a profound sense of belonging.