Parts of a Stem

In the elementary years we delve a little deeper into concepts that have already been introduced at the Casa level.

After discussing the needs of plants and exploring leaves and roots we generally begin our exploration of stems.



MontessoriLove March

It is almost March 21st, and you know what that means?! Montessori Love time! This months MontessoriLove theme is Biology Bargains!



Impressionistic Charts {It's Elementary! #8}

A big feature of the elementary curriculum is the Impressionistic Charts. As the name suggests these charts are designed to create an impression on the child's imagination. Each chart is the visualisation of a story  - a concept. The images are not so much realistic but rather striking impressions of the concept - this is the age of the imagination, not the absorbent mind.

The charts are not necessarily factual, nor a direct teaching aid. The chart, along with its story, are designed to capture the child's imagination thus making the concept more memorable. The charts and stories are the starting point, fuelling the child's interest to learn more and start their own research.

Astronomic Zones Chart