Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The benefits of peer teaching in a Montessori classroom are enormous. The older children gain a sense of responsibility and pride in being role models to their younger friends.
One of the things that differentiates this type of environment from traditional schools is that each student learns to be part of a community of diversified age and culture as well as learning from one another.
The Elementary students visit the younger classrooms
Friday, September 19, 2014
The elementary students at Marlboro Montessori find inspiration for their creative writing on the playground! It may be a fun place to run and play, however, it is also a great place to jump start a child's imagination. Bringing the classroom outside is a just one of the joys of attending a Montessori School. A crisp sheet of paper, a pencil, sunshine and the sounds of nature is the perfect setting for a young author's mind.
“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The elementary students at Marlboro Montessori went on their first field trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. Before entering the museum, the children had the opportunity to explore the campus. Princeton University was founded before the American Revolution!
|Oval with Points, by Sir Henry Moore|
|The Blair Arch|
|Under The Blair Arch... one of the many beautiful arches that grace the grounds|
|The children sit on mosaic stones that are 2000 years old. They were imported from Princeton University’s excavations in Antioch|
Medusa is one of the mosaics
|Maya vase collection|
Our tour guide explains the brush strokes used by The Impressionist, Monet
If you look closely you will see how the artist painted the American flag in the smoke!
The gardens near the Prospect House
It was a beautiful day for a walk on the campus and a stroll through the museum!