Hello Potential Doners
We recently opened a Montessori School in our neighborhood and we are looking to build a natural playground for our students to learn and grow through exploration and observation. The funds will be used to purchase materials and help with the design process. Material needed include, Mulch, Stone, Trees, Bushes, Lumber, etc. This will help nuture and educate our students on group learning and exploration. Any Contribution will help us attain our goals to ensure we have a solid environment for our student for them to learn and grow.
Here is the Philosophy behind our school:
Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just by hearing through the act of listening, or seeing by observing and reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own, individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. Montessori classes place children in three-year age groups (eg: grades 1-3; 4-6), forming communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones.
Montessori teachers are not stationed at the front of the room, but rather they travel from area to area, meeting the children where they are, working with them individually and in small and large groups and using their skills and tools of observation to continually assess the academic and social needs of their students.
The Montessori classroom is a prepared environment organized by curricular areas. Students work in 3 hour work-cycles. They learn time management and executive functioning skills as they manage their time and complete their work plans on a daily/weekly basis. By partnering with fellow students, they learn the power of collaboration and develop important leadership and speaking skills as well.