Doughty Montessori School are actively involved with their own learning.
Experiencing and discovering the materials at their own pace, growing
in self esteem and cultivating their own desire to learn, becoming autonomous
Math: the pre-math foundation includes the
use of concrete, manipulative materials for learning beginning mathematical
concepts. With emphasis on the development of spatial and size discrimination,
we strive to give the children the ability to understand concepts then
use those concepts to develop solutions.
Language: the children learn reading readiness
skills including oral exercise, left to right sequence, auditory perception,
visual discrimination, language growth, and comprehension. We use a phonetic
based approach, advancing to whole language and sight words.
Sensorial: children learn by using all their
senses. We focus on sensorial exploration, imitation, initiation, pattern
completion, and classification of the relationship between objects.
Everyday Living: this area includes care
of self, care of the environment, grace and courtesy. The children achieve
order, coordination, cooperation, and independence.
Geography and Cultural Studies: Montessori’s
education places emphasis on the cultural curriculum. We introduce the
children to the whole universe and the connection between every living
thing to create harmony in our world. Learning to accept and appreciate
cultural differences is crucial to the development of world peace.
Music and Movement: since movement is intimately
connected with learning, we bring music and movement into the classroom
on a daily basis. Songs, finger play, balance beam, tumbling, yoga, are
just a few of the activities that incorporate large and small motor skills.
creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of acceptance and trust. In an
environment that encourages creative development, materials are introduced
which stimulate interest and involvement, with an emphasis on the sensory
aspects of experience.
Extended Curriculum Areas: Spanish, dance