Flint Community Schools Montessori

April, 2017 Newsletter

Montessori Approach

The Montessori approach to education is grounded in the belief that children have a dynamic inner desire to explore and learn about their environment. All children carry within themselves the person they will become. Developing the physical, intellectual, and emotional potential to the fullest requires freedom – freedom achieved through order and self-discipline. A prepared and stimulating environment allows children to learn at their own pace, according to their own capabilities in a non-competitive atmosphere.
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FCS Montessori Expansion

This coming school year the Flint Community School's Montessori Program will be expanding. In 2017-2018 FCS will add another elementary classroom and a new preschool to its Montessori program. All the Montessori classrooms are located at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary. Limited spaces are available for the K-2 classroom and enrollment for elementary grades is now open. Registration for the Montessori Great State Readiness Program serving 4-year-olds is expected to open in July. To receive updates, please complete an interest form at http://www.flintmontessori.org.%22/

If you are interested in more information please visit http://www.flintmontessori.org/ or contact me at mmcqueen@flintschools.org.

Montessori Methods

Montessori Math Moves from the Concrete to the Abstract

Students who learn math by rote often have no real understanding or ability to put their skills to use in everyday life. Learning comes much more easily when the work with concrete educational materials that graphically show what is taking place in a given mathematical process.