Children bring items from their weekend, or things with an education value, to talk about during circle time. This really helps with building confidence and self-esteem, broadening their world from the classroom to the outside world and connecting the dots between time spent at school and at home.
Teacher Ilze specialises in art. Every term she will introduce the children to different artistic mediums & new creative experiences, using projects designed to complement that term/week’s theme. Art benefits the child by:
Is a fun way of getting active and developing the key gross motor and fine motor skills needed in later life. It benefits the children in numerous ways, in their physical, mental and brain development. This includes, but is not limited to:
Every week we do a new experiment that has relevance to the week’s theme, or the world around us. Using experiments is a great way of educating through entertaining, as the children find this method of learning fascinating and fun.
Is a great way of introducing money, counting and entrepreneurship. Each week a different seedling takes responsibility for the tuck shop, bringing the goodies they will sell to their classmates and then dealing with the exchange of these goods for money. Tuck shop benefits the child by:
Tuck shop is R10 a week and all money raised goes to buying new Montessori equipment for the school.