A child's day at Roots N Wings of Woodside by Kubo Montessori will include some of all of these activities:
Drop-off: Teachers supervise the drop-off process and help children transition from home to school.
Creative Art Activities: A variety of rich and authentic materials such as paints, scissors, shells, wood, fabric, clay, collage materials of interesting color, size and texture are available. Children are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the planned activities.
Choices and Classroom Exploration: Children explore the classroom, continue previously started projects and work in small and/or large groups. The structure of activities, resources, and interactions within the classroom are organized in such a way to provide children with comfortable and familiar routines, yet at the same time, there is an emphasis on play and child-initiated projects.
Snack: The snack is intended to provide, in addition to wholesome nourishment, an opportunity for children and adults to gather together.
Lunch: Children will set up their own plate mat with napkin on table and sing a song before they eat.
Montessori Choices and Classroom Exploration:
Montessori materials are sensory-based learning tools that encourages hands-on learning, independent problem solving, and analytical thinking. A child can easily see and correct mistakes when they found a piece left out. This self-correcting aspect also makes the materials auto-instructional. This means that the child can discover and master the outcomes of the material through repetition and practice, independent of an adult. As a result, Montessori students develop strong problem solving skills, resilience, and concentration.
Within the Montessori classroom, the Montessori materials are displayed within their specific Curriculum area, including: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Culture. Each material is displayed in progression order, from easiest to hardest, and from left to right. This logical structure encourages children to organize their thinking, progress logically through the Montessori program, and absorb the outcome of the material at their own pace. The left to right orientation of the Montessori materials also assists children with preparation for reading and writing, and the way that the brain naturally processes information.
Fine Motor Skills
In addition to teaching children concrete knowledge areas and skills, Montessori materials are also beneficial for building fine-motor skills in children.
Snack: The snack is intended to provide, in addition to wholesome nourishment, an opportunity for children to be social over the table.
Movement / Outside Play: Children engage in active play, movement activities and dance, both outdoors and inside the school. Children choose from a variety of equipment such as tumble mats, tunnels, balance beams, push toys, balls and sensory play
Music: Kubo Montessori employs an outside Music Specialist to introduce instruments, rhythm, patterns in music, and songs to the children.
Enrichment Activities: During the course of the school year we will have various guests, programs and fieldtrips connected to the children’s project work.