Welcome to the Aquamarine Room 2016-2017
ChristyCurton and Bailey Riggs
Fostering Choice, Independence, and Responsibility
“The child is free to choose his or her own work but the child is not free to not work.” -Maria Montessori
Children in Montessori environments learn through their work to be independent thinkers. Through the work they do in the classroom, children are given the choice to explore a spark of interest. Research and self-guided learning are both important aspects of the elementary classroom.
We also work to help the children become independent thinkers, life-long learners, and to be responsible members of a community. They are accountable for being a member of our classroom community, which later translates to being a member of the greater world.
Other Characteristics of the Second Plane Child:
- They use their reasoning mind to arrive at an understanding.
- They start to pull away from the family. This occurs because of an inner urge towards entering the wider society.
- They become daring and adventurous. They are developing courage.
- Conscience develops, with keen awareness of right and wrong.
- Greater need for independence-in the family and in the greater society.
- Sense of Hero-worship.
- Development of a sense of justice and compassion.
- Have a greater potential of the intellect: a desire for big tasks and projects.
Thank you all so much for the joy of working with your children!
Compass Montessori School