One of my favorite aspects of the Montessori curriculum is it’s association to real life learning and tasks. In Alaska, we often only experience a couple amazing summer months. This means learning can be done outside of the traditional classroom where children have the chance at a bit more freedom and can soak up the essential vitamin D offered by the sun.
Today we spent the afternoon working on reading and numbers along with hand eye coordination with the use of screws/screwdrivers and the important pincer grip that segways to holding a pencil correctly. We did all of this building a chicken coop! We worked with sharing in the social development category by taking turns watering plants in the garden.
The events are exciting for children and adults alike. We all get the chance to learn, bond, and grow. Best of all the children would not be likely to say they “did nothing” when asked about their day at school.
Learning for Life!