Dr. Montessori recognized that elementary children had a special sensitivity for the acquisition of culture. One way we feed this need is through the introduction of timelines.
Do you remember the description that Montessori offers in The Discovery of the Child, in which the Golden Bead materials that she had originally designed for the Elementary children instead became adored and cherished by the 4 and 5 year olds in the Primary classroom?
Montessori Northwest is pleased to announce it has partnered with Saturday Academy, a non-profit group, associated with University of Portland. Saturday Academy facilitates hands-on classes and camps for school age children (grades 2-12). Our offering is titled, Triangles on the Nile: Ancient Tools for Today’s Design.
"Work is love made visible," wrote Kahlil Gibran, and Dr. Montessori often quoted it.
Our Elementary practice environment has been full of love for the past 12 days as students are busy preparing for their Oral Exams which begin this weekend!
The sweet gesture photographed above was spotted in their classroom.
On July 30th, 2014, Montessori Northwest will once again offer “Montessori in the Square,” a public glass classroom event held in the heart of downtown Portland.
This highly-visible celebration of Montessori education will feature three large interactive Montessori classrooms, activities for children, and information for parents. Trainers and guides will be on hand to assist viewers with questions.
But don't take our word for it--see for yourself below.