Last week I talked about the money a little bit. We rely on your parent donation to provide the Montessori materials in your child’s classroom – the Vancouver School Board does NOT allocate funds for those materials.
The Maple Grove PAC executive have been striving for greater parent involvement and transparency around the allocation and disbursement of funds. If you would like to know more about this I invite you to come to a meeting and be a part of the Maple Grove Montessori Finance Committee. Continue reading
As my oldest child moves onward and upward at Maple Grove I am expanding my paltry knowledge of the Montessori materials used in Upper Elementary.
One such material is the algebraic pegboard which I got to see for the first time at our parent-teacher conference. Continue reading
One of the things that continues to impress me about Montesorri is the natural flow and interchange to and from and between the materials. From sandpaper letters to the moveable alphabet the child is introduced to writing and then reading (more about that in a later post) and at some point the child becomes curious about the words themselves and the function of words is introduced.
The first thing that many parents notice upon walking into a Montessori Kindergarten is the pink tower.
Next week we’ll be featuring an interview with one of our teachers. As preview we offer the answer given to this question:
What is your favourite material and why?
This was the answer: Continue reading