The Lakeshore Montessori Vancouver Preschool & Kindergarten Classrooms
All Montessori classrooms are divided into different areas containing specific “Jobs” the child can undertake….
Practical Life Area
Includes jobs that instill care for the self, others and the environment. At Lakeshore Montessori Vancouver Preschool & Kindergarten, some jobs and tasks in this area involve working on large motor skills to increase agility, follow rhythms, and strengthen the body. Others teach grace and courtesy to establish order and social construct among human beings.
These materials help the child explore the physical properties of the environment ; they classify weight, girth, length, color, depth, taste, smell, auditory, visual, and touch. At Lakeshore Montessori Vancouver Preschool & Kindergarten,some children teach themselves to play the bells and write their own music.
Activities that challenge and spur creativity and increased communication. This includes a kinesthetic experience with the alphabet that leads to an explosion into reading and writing. At Lakeshore Montessori Vancouver Preschool & Kindergarten,children are generally reading by age 3 or 4.
Through the manipulation of concrete materials, children understand basic mathematical principles from addition through multiplication. This is helpful in developing problem-solving capabilities.
Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art and Music Area
Through jobs in these arenas, children at Lakeshore Montessori Vancouver Preschool & Kindergarten learn about people and cultures in other countries with an attitude of respect and admiration.