This year as the students arrived on the first day I was reminded of something wonderful that never fails to surprise me. One student, with one foot over the threshold said to me, “Mrs. K I’m doing a report on the eclipse!” Three of my returning students took the chemistry kit off the shelf and began to build molecules. They stayed engaged with the project for three days. Coming back to their old familiar classroom, students take up where they left off. It amazes me, in the most fitting way, by confirming that learning without borders is the best gift we can give to school children – the ultimate experience that schooling has to offer, a Montessori education.
Recently, an engaged community member wrote down her thoughts on why Crescent, and Montessori Education in general, works so well. Here are her thoughts: