Thankful for our Multi-age Classroom

As we finish up our fall semester, we reflect on where we’ve come since August.

This fall, like past years, we have enjoyed a new cohort of two-year-olds. It is lovely to watch them learn how our classroom operates while developing coordination and a sense of order. We have always incorporated two-year olds into our classroom, giving them the chance to complete 3 years with the same teachers and peers before entering Kindergarten. But this year it’s even better. For the first time, we have a Kindergartner in her fourth year in our classroom, alongside several other third-year students. For teachers and parents alike, it is a joy to watch all of these students, of all ages, grow and learn together.

Spending three (or four) years in the same classroom lets the students and teachers get to know each other so well. As one parent mentioned, “I don’t know whether we are going to be in a situation again in which a teacher has that kind of developmental history with (my child), and can use that to help her grow.” This is the beauty of a Montessori multi-age classroom, and we are so grateful for it.

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Our oldest and youngest students share a moment on the playground.

 




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