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Creative Writing Students in the elementary grades have several venues for creative writing. First, every child has a journal or composition book and is expected to do some writing on a daily basis. For those who do not know what to write, we have a whole file box of “story…

Geometry One of the most enjoyable pursuits in a Montessori classroom would be geometry. Beginning atage three, students can explore geometric shapes sensorially, gaining both visual and muscular knowledge of the various shapes. This leads to awareness of similar shapes in the environment. The first deliberate introduction comes with the…

Reading Program You may have noticed that there are no basal readers in the Montessori classes. Nevertheless, we offer a very enriched and individualized program to teach reading. Actually, the teachers do not “teach” reading to the pre.schoolers. Instead, the children“absorb” it naturally as theymanipulate the varied materials, until one day,…

The Golden Beads The cornerstone of the Montessori mathematics curriculum is the Golden Beads. They are in use at all age levels. Essentially, the Golden Beads are the concrete representation of our place value hierarchy, the foundation of our mathematics. (When first invented, the Montessori Golden Beads were shimmering glass…