For the last few months, our tamariki have been working hard on their grace and courtesy skills, and our teaching team has been working hard to create a classroom that aims for our tamariki to lead their own learning and be proud of their own work and progress.
In the Montessori classroom, children choose their own activities to work undisrupted and learn to focus and concentrate for sustained periods of time while they are content and self-satisfied with their work. They become calm, peaceful, and very active.
Some of our older tamariki have developed great grace and courtesy skills and will continue their learning after transitioning to the Paua room. It is a beautiful learning journey when we observe a child from simply exploring without order to a child who loves and is proud of his/her work and becomes independent and initiative.
We are working closely with our new and young hoa in the Pipi room, and we can’t wait to see those children become competent, confident, and awesome learners.
“What is the greatest sign of success for a teacher transformed? It is to be able to say – The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
-Dr. Maria Montessori