I would like to introduce myself, share information about the Grade 1/2 Montessori class, the Program of Studies and to extend parent partnerships to the learning in our classroom.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) and Master of Education, (M. Ed.). I have taught Kindergarten to Grade 7, at the College and University level. I am excited to be doing my Montessori Training and teaching Grade 1 and 2 Montessori. I used Maria Montessori's work throughout the years and in raising our own sons who are now adults. They had pre-school experiences and were raised to think of being part of the world community, serving with others with gifts or talents and developing skills that will provide choices.
The curriculum will be looped in our school, so Grade 1 curriculum is the focus for 2012-2013. Many of the curriculum areas are focused on the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, mental processing and extending skills such as reading, writing and math processing. This allows for a complimentary paring with Montessori methods and the Alberta Program of Studies.