Writing With a Purpose
When parents decide to send their child(ren) to a Montessori school, they understand that their child will receive a holistic approach to education, encompassing the child as a whole. Language is just one of the many components in a Montessori classroom that enriches the child’s development. In the primary classes we spend time directing the children to materials to enhance their language and literacy development.
The Village School is privileged to have Jayashree who is currently interning in the Green Primary class. During her studies, she discovered the necessity of language in the classroom, through exploring poetry that describes the mental process of learning reflecting on the child’s process of the materials rather than the product. Another poem that stood out is “Writing”. This poem explains the different ways that children learn how to write in the classroom such as scribbling and doodling. Through the use of different materials in the classroom, the student develops a proper pencil grip and through experimenting with lightness or firmness of touch children are continuously learning and developing their writing and language skills. Both poems emphasis how children learn through exploration and hands-on activities such as those found in the Montessori classroom. Thank you to Jayashree for sharing a new way of understanding how our children learn.
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