The secret of good teaching is to regard the children's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Our aim therefore is not merely to make the children understand, and still less to force them to memorize, but so to touch their imagination as to enthuse them to their innermost core...
- Maria Montessori
The First Great Lesson
The Junior Class did the First Great Lesson in our Montessori Curriculum...The Story of Creation. We presented our program to the Junior Classes at Malfroy and others that wanted to attend. The children worked very hard and were very nervous, but they did it and they did it well. Everyone was involved in the performance and enjoyed all the compliments the other children gave them after it was over.
The First Great Lesson weaves a tale of the origins of the universe and our own planent. Using impressionistic charts and experiments directly related to the basic physical properties of matter a foundation is made for the future study of physics, chemistry, astronomy and geology.
Our Presentation of the First Great Lesson...The Story of Creation. on PhotoPeach
About the Blogger
I hold a Master's in Montessori and have been working in Montessori on many levels both in New Zealand and in the United States for over twenty-seven years. One of my greatest joys is working with children in the prepared environments and watching the lightbulbs go off when they grasped a concept for the first time. I know with the thousands of children and adults that I've worked with over the years, that our future will be in good hands with their many skillls and gifts they will bring to the world. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org Please free to contact me for more information or comments are our Blog.