Kindergarten in a Montessori Environment
The Kindergarten program is an extension of the Primary program and a transition to the Elementary Program. In the Montessori model, children in the Kindergarten and Primary share classroom space. The Montessori model offers the Kindergarten children a chance to reinforce mastery of subject areas by assisting younger children in the classroom. In addition, Kindergarten students pursue more advanced activities, individually and as a whole group.
In Kindergarten at MANT, students :
- Begin weekly homework assignments. These activities are designed to be very short, reinforce concepts the child has learned, and most of all, create responsibility.
- Participate in an extra two hours of literacy instruction in our school library each day while their classmates rest after lunch.
- Progress in confidence and creativity in writing, utilizing new strategies.
- Continue to build fluency and comprehension skills in reading independently and aloud.
- Build on mathematical foundations to learn more complex functions.
- Gain self-esteem through opportunities to share and speak in front of their peer group.
- Engage in technology.
- Explore and express themselves through art, music, storytelling, and more.