at 50 Fell St, San Francisco, 94102 United States
An authentic Montessori school for infants, toddlers, and preschool/kindergarteners in the Mid-Market neighborhood of San Francisco.
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#MontessoriMondays: This teacher is observing and helping toddlers at a table. Though she is working on one activity with one student, other students at the table are doing their own activities.
#MontessoriMondays: This student is using the Pink Tower - a cornerstone in the Montessori curriculum. When children build with these graded blocks, they are learning about relative size, spatial relationships, and creative design.
In our often abundant world, sometimes it's easy to forget that less can be better than more. Here's a good article about the power of simplifying childhood.
#MontessoriMondays: Working with a partner to problem-solve allows children to practice sharing ideas and turn-taking. These skills are essential to working in small and large groups.
#MontessoriMondays: Quick, can you name all the shapes in this picture? This four-year-old can! Geometry with hands-on materials is an important part of the Montessori preschool experience, and an excellent preparation for later, more formal lessons in mathematics.
#MontessoriMondays: The 3-hour Montessori work period is a time for children to work with their friends, individually, or to have small group lessons with their teachers.
#MontessoriMondays: We practice learning the "sound" of each letter before 3 years old. Learning to read phonetically helps children to read earlier and become avid readers!
#MontessoriMondays: Too many children today are not careful observers. Not our Montessori students! Notice how this boy matched up the Montessori Color Tablets, then found materials from his classroom environment that match the colors. He is learning to be observant in his surroundings--a key skill for many future endeavors!
#MontessoriMondays: All of our classrooms have beautiful wooden furniture and materials that are placed at child's height. This prepared environment invites children to explore the room without being teacher-directed,
#MontessoriMondays: Flower arranging activity in a toddler room. This activity fosters fine motor skills, enables children to productively play with water, practice hand-eye coordination and develop a sense of beauty and appreciation for nature.
Infants room 103
#MontessoriMondays: Artistic expression is an important part of the Montessori curriculum. Art is an individual expression which we respect by having stations that are always available when an artistic urge arises.
How Much Screen Time Is Ok?
As Head of School, I don't get to spend nearly as much time with the children as when I was a Montessori primary teacher. So imagine my delight on Friday when I received a wonderful surprise: a group of children stopped by with their teacher to serve me coffee that they had made in class, complete with sugar, cream, and smiles!
#MontessoriMondays: Tracing sandpaper letters give the child the opportunity to develop a muscular memory of each letter, before they are ready to hold a writing utensil.
It seems that talk of Montessori is everywhere these days!
#MontessoriMondays: Children working independently with the ten boards. These help them concretize the sequence of numbers from 11 to 99.
Parents often ask why we teach cursive before print. At first glance, it might not be obvious what the advantages are. Well, wonder no more! This article does a good job of succinctly describing the primary reasons for teaching cursive before print. https://www.logicofenglish.com/2-uncategorised/122-why-teach-cursive-first
Very long golden bead work.
Encouraging curiosity is core to how we motivate students at LePort. We aren't surprised by the research findings in this article indicating that curiosity helps with retaining what you learn!
Greetings Montessori Friends, Here is a form I use to promote more peace and understanding in the classroom. Enjoy!
#MontessoriMondays: In a Montessori toddler classroom even the youngest children are encouraged to use all the unique and beautiful materials.
Just a few spaces left for our Winter 2016 Parent and Child (Montessori Mommy & Me) classes! Parent and Child is a wonderful way to explore the Montessori philosophy and experience while having fun with your child. For more information, visit: http://www.leportschools.com/programs/parent-and-child/sf-bay-area-classes/