Students and staff members were busier than ever during Montessori Week as they put final touches on a series of special events planned for the week long observance and celebration of Montessori Education Week. Kendalwood Montessori will be joining more than 5000 Montessori schools around the world participating in Montessori Education Week.
A special highlight and treat for the Casa age students, is the opportunity to listen and experience one of the Great Lessons, presented by Mrs. Lohasz, the Lower Elementary Directress. The Five Great Lessons is a group of impressionistic stories that are meant to provide Montessori students with a “big picture” of the world and life. These lessons are bold, exciting and are designed to awaken a child’s imagination and curiosity. The students in Lower Elementary are presented the Five Great Lessons every year so that children see them more than one time, unlike in the Casa environment, where the child is traditionally introduced first to “small” ideas that gradually widen into larger concepts. This rare opportunity will leave Kendalwood’s 3-6 years old struck with the wonder of creation, thrilled with new ideas and awed by the inventiveness and innovation that is part of the human spirit.
Kendalwood Montessori & Elementary School is Durham Region’s first fully accredited Montessori school. At Kendalwood, we believe that our job is to inspire children to become the best students they can be. With a curriculum that focuses on developing the intellect as well as nurturing self-esteem, academics are taught, curiosity is cultivated and respect is fostered. Our approach creates an environment where students flourish and develop a lifelong love of learning.