We have enjoyed a busy week with various activities. The class celebrated Earth Day on Monday and learned about recycling plastics, papers, The children worked on an activity sorting recycling into two blue bins (plastic and paper).
“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness.” Maria Montessori
I feel privileged to work in an environment that allows children of mixed ages to work together in a positive ways. This sense of community in the Montessori environment allows for the following:
- younger children to become more independent and not to always rely on adults
- the younger children strive to challenge themselves and look forward to future activities
- older children learn to be patient and tolerant of others
- older children learn leadership