Indigo (Montessori)

IMG_7154Welcome to Indigo!

Welcome to the Indigo Class (Montessori 4-6 years). 

Please visit our Indigo Classroom website for updated information for the 2017-2018 school year.

Our class will follow some of the Montessori principles founded by Dr. Maria Montessori and you will see many of the following ideas put into practice:

  • Treating children with respect
  • Giving children the opportunity to do the tasks that interest them as often as they want
  • Making materials designed for specific learning goals
  • Smiling and making positive eye contact with a child before a presentation or instruction of any kind
  • Showing children the steps involved in doing a task or working with a particular material
  • Designing materials and activities rather than have an adult correct them
  • Observing the children to see how they used material and what they needed to learn
  • Modifying material and methods on the basis of these observations
  • Accepting that not all children learn at the same pace
Montessori ActivitiesWith this teaching style your child will be able to learn at their own pace while enjoying the process. “The children learn from one another and throw themselves into the work with enthusiasm and delight. This atmosphere of quiet activity develops a fellow-feeling, an attitude of mutual aid, and most wonderful of all, an intelligent interest on the part of the older children in the progress of their little companions.”

“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life.”