A parent of two Pinewoods students stayed for an observation in both the primary and elementary classes the other day, and sent this list of what she saw: "My 5.5 year old working out 4 digit subtraction problems without an algorithm; a whole class lesson on the continents; my 3.5 year old cooperatively working on a coloring project and incorporating imaginative play into the work; pairs of children taking turns to share snack together and then cleaning up after themselves; individual spelling and writing lessons..."
All the holiday favorites were on the playlist yesterday, as Pinewoods extended day and elementary students visited the residents of Carillon, an assisted living community in Hillsborough.
The Pinewoods kids were thrilled to take their spot in yet another parade -- this time for the Downtown Hillsborough Holiday Parade on December 1.
The children piled into a trailer full of hay bales, complete with a Christmas tree and Santa's workbench, to wave at parade watchers and sing carols.
See for yourself!
Observation is key to understanding Montessori, and experiencing Pinewoods first hand.