F4T FRENCH MONTESSORI
“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.” - Dr. Maria Montessori; Education for a New World
Casa ( Ages: 3 to 6)
Our Casa classroom is a mixed age environment specifically designed to help children between the ages of 3 to 6 years to develop at their own pace. Children work individually, or in groups, with hands-on activities which are designed to help them develop physically, socially and intellectually. Our students become confident in their own abilities because the environment naturally encourages them to persevere, achieve manageable goals and correct their own mistakes.
“The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self.”
In our casa classrooms, children are exposed to a variety of Practical Life activities. Children have the opportunity to choose tasks that they see as part of their daily routine at home. Practical Life activities develop concentration, fine motor skills, order, confidence and independence. Each of these skills is taught through specific exercises and provides the child with the freedom they need in order to work at their own individual pace and interest.
“What the hand does the mind will remember”.
Sensorial activities are those which refine the five senses – tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory senses. Sensorial materials help children classify and distinguish differences in size, texture, weight, sound, shape, taste and colour. Each of the five senses is engaged by a specific sensorial material. Sensorial materials satisfy a children’s instinctive desire to touch, taste and smell the world around them.
“No one but a child can learn to perfect as many languages as he hears spoken.”
F 4 T French Montessori offers an immersive French learning environment. This program is for Francophone families and families who endeavour to offer a rich French education for their children. Our curriculum is designed to promote fluency in French. Children will also have the benefit of learning about French culture and traditions giving them a global perspective of the world. Language will be taught using the Montessori method.
"The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind."
Children have a natural curiosity about the world in which they live. In cultural studies, students will explore history, zoology, botany, and geography. We work with parents to help enrich our curriculum to ensure that all students have the opportunity to share their traditions and cultures with their peers.
“The child perceives, without conscious reasoning, patterns of relationships: things to things, things to people, people to people…The mathematical mind [therefore] is a power to organize, classify and quantify within the context of our life experience”
Math will be explored using activities with concrete, scientifically developed didactic materials. Children will develop many of the skills required for success in math through practical life and sensorial activities. Children will learn to share, count, group, add and subtract. These activities will create the foundation for later abstract thinking.