A Montessori teacher put it this way: "Protect the three-hour work period
with your life! It's one of the most important ingredients in our method."
Parents! Exciting things are happening around here. Already, we are beginning to see the inklings of classrooms running like well-oiled machines. Below you will find a very meaningful article about the uninterrupted work cycle
. While this sounds like more fancy Montessori-esque language, it has great meaning in a successful Montessori environment. This is the place where the students natural instincts to find meaningful learning experiences is most honored to prepare the child for future learning opportunities. This is where one child's need for movement is given as much respect and space as another child's need for full concentration on a task. This is where Montessori shines like a bright star in a sky full of educational opportunities for kiddos. I hope you'll take just a few short minutes to read below and learn why we want so badly for your child to arrive to school on time each and every day and what great opportunities this important beginning of day time has to offer your child.
"When the children had completed an absorbing bit of work,
they appeared rested and deeply pleased."
—Maria Montessori (author), Paul Oswald (editor),
Basic Ideas of Montessori's Educational Theory