"The Cultural area of the Montessori classroom covers a variety of subjects. Geography, Science, Botany, Zoology, and History are included. Art, Music and Yoga are also considered a part of the Cultural Area of the classroom. Dr. Maria Montessori felt that having knowledge and understanding of such subjects is what makes one a "cultured" person."
The vision of the 2 day culture program is to expand upon ideas from the child's primary classroom. For example, a child might make a map of South America in their primary class and in the Culture program, we might make food, try on clothes, and listen to music from South America. Likewise, a child may learn about and see photos of an artist in their primary class and in the Cultural class we may create art in that artist style.
The Culture Program will offer opportunities for experiences we love to have in our primary classrooms and in our homes, but these are the experiences for which we may not always have the time. Think gardening, baking, creating art, listening to and making music, practicing yoga, and caring for animals. These are the activities that children typically enjoy the most.
This class is intended to be a positive, fun, and rich opportunity for the children to connect with each other and the world through direct experiences with nature, art, music, food, and so much more!
This 2-day Cultural program is offered as an enrichment class for children who are currently enrolled in a traditional Montessori program either in the morning or three days in the afternoon. It is available to all 5 and 6-year-olds and to 3 and 4-year-olds who no longer take a nap in the afternoon. The prerequisite for this program is that it must be taken in conjunction with another preprimary program.
This class is in session from 12:00 to 3:00, Tuesday and Thursday. A ratio of 12 students to 1 teacher is maintained with a maximum of 24 students.
The child who has felt a strong love for his surroundings and for all living creatures, who has discovered joy and enthusiasm in work, gives us reason to hope that humanity can develop in a new direction. Dr. Maria Montessori
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