Cultural Studies 2015 – M.O.M. Oakland Montessori Preschool

Cultural Studies 2015 – M.O.M. Oakland Montessori Preschool

CULTURAL STUDIES FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR As most of you know, a Montessori classroom is divided into five areas: practical life/daily living, language, sensorial, math, and cultural. Music, art, sciences, biology, botany, zoology, history, and peoples of the world are all a part of the cultural subjects. The children experience all of the above in the three years that they attend My Own Montessori. Dr. Maria Montessori never intended for her education to be limited. The cultural subjects provide an opportunity for both the child and adult to be endlessly creative using the Montessori approach to education. Cultural subjects are thought of as the fifth area in the environment. It is a place where all other areas, i.e. practical life, sensorial, language, and math are included. For example, if you are presenting a unit on Japan: for practical life you could demonstrate the use of chopsticks or making sushi, for sensorial, the visual beauty of fabrics, for language, Japanese greetings, and for math, counting in Japanese. Last year the children completed the study of BOTANY. The children had great fun learning about all the parts of a plant, flowers, leaves, stems, roots, etc. We still have many of the plants growing in our beautiful garden. This year we will study ZOOLOGY. This is a favorite topic among the children – it includes a study of dinosaurs!!! We will begin with invertebrates, butterflies, mollusks and bugs. Then, move on to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The cultural curriculum was described to me when I was student teaching as the heartbeat of the classroom. We hope that our love...
M.O.M. has a new website and Blog! Check out what’s new.

M.O.M. has a new website and Blog! Check out what’s new.

My Own Montessori, M.O.M, an accredited Oakland Montessori School, has a new website and blog. Our new website is mobile friendly, and has our updated schedule, calendar, and information about our Montessori school and programs. Our new site will feature weekly blog posts with teachers information about classroom activities, fun class projects, and upcoming events. Our new picture gallery will feature holiday events, special projects, and memorable moments throughout the school year. Be sure to check back soon as we will be updating our new website often. We are also becoming active on our social media channels. Please visit us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter for updated information and special events. Please engage with us along the way by liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and leaving a review on our Yelp and Google+ pages. We always like to hear from our community and are happy to answer any questions you may have. M.O.M is located in the heart of Oakland’s Rockridge community and is celebrating 30 years of child-care! Serving children from 2 years and 3 months through Kindergarten, we take pride in being a place where kids equate learning with pleasure and where independence is fostered in a loving environment. M.O.M. is conveniently located just off College Ave, next door to Zachary’s Pizza and Trader Joe’s, and just one block up from the Rockridge Bart Station. Please check out our new website and let us know how we can help with your questions. Contact us directly by filling out our form here, or call us directly at 510-652-5979. Thank you,...