Montessori is Experiential
Montessori is Experiential.
Going out is an integral part of the Montessori elementary experience. The children extend the classroom into the larger community in which we live by following up on an interest or research project, by arranging a visit to a museum, library, pet store or other site that can provide them with the information they need. Going out can involve a small group of children accompanied by a staff person or in some cases, a parent volunteer. The whole class also may take field trips to local museums, drama productions, factories and agencies to learn about the community. Connecting learning to real-life and real-world experiences is integral to the development of the whole child.