Montessori Happenings

Our students work so hard everyday, doing a range of lessons from practical life and sensorial to math, language and culture. Take a look at some photos of our proud students and their work. (Some of the pictures are from our Pajama Day!)  

Broad Stair and Tower of Cubes Extension

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The broad stair and tower of cubes allow the students to explore the concepts of thick and thin and big and small. The successive dimensions of the cubes and rectangular prisms encourage the student to order the materials and create complex designs.







Pin Punching Australia 

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Pin punching is a common tool in our classroom used to promote the three-finger grasp, which is essential to holding a pencil. The continent pin punching lesson allows students to perforate the shapes of the continents which are later used to create a world map.





Creative Writing Story with the Moveable Alphabet

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The moveable alphabet is introduced when a child is ready to build simple, phonetic words. More complex extensions include the creative writing lesson in which students respond to prompts or create their own imaginative story from a picture.

Pin punching landforms

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The landform pin punching lesson introduces opposite land and water forms: lake and island, bay and cape, gulf and peninsula, system of lakes and archipelago, and strait and isthmus.

Animal Groups

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The students love animals, so the Animal Groups lesson is a favorite. This lesson exposes children to the many "group names" of animals, such as a pride of lions, a pod of whales and a troop of monkeys.

Multiplication with the Bead Bars

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The students begin with concrete Montessori materials before moving on to abstract math. Here the student multiplies by seven using the bead bars.

Tracing Table

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The tracing table is a great way for beginning writers to gain hand control and strength. Students trace animals, plants, flags and maps pertaining to our current culture study.

Small Hexagon Box

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The small hexagon box is part of Montessori's constructive triangles materials. This geometry study allows students to use triangles to build other shapes. The shapes introduced in the small hexagon box are triangle, hexagon, rhombus and trapezoid.

Short Bead Stair

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The Short Bead Stair lesson is the first introduction to the colored bead bars used throughout the Montessori math lessons. This lesson reinforces number recognition and pairing the number with a quantity.

Teens Board

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The Teens Board introduces the teens numbers as "tens" plus more units. Thus, thirteen is ten with three more.

Map making

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The students enjoy geography, including a semester-long in-depth continent study, map making, land and water forms lessons, flag studies and more.

Partner Work

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Working with others fosters teamwork, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, leadership and thoughtful discussion. Teachers observe and support, but students direct their own work.

Check back soon for more photos of our daily work!

Montessori Philosophy

Montessori PhilosophyThe Montessori Philosophy encourages children to develop their observation skills through activities that use the five senses, kinetic movement, spatial refinement, small and gross motor skill coordination, and concrete knowledge that leads to later abstraction.


Arizona School Tax Credit

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Enrichment Programs

Montessori Schools of Flagstaff Enrichment ProgramsTo meet the needs of working parents, we offer a before- and after-school program designed for children 18 months–12 years. The older children can sign up for the many special classes offered after school such as drama, art classes, and music lessons.

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