The Montessori Classroom – A Very Montessori Poem by Bree Van Nes
Shared from http://montessoritraining.blogspot.com/2010/08/montessori-poem.html
A Montessori class is like no other,
Calm and peaceful, neutral in color
Amazing materials to challenge the mind,
And countless opportunities to grow and to shine.
A harmonious tone, where grace and courtesy are seen,
Children helping, children learning, exploring why leaves are green.
A joyous community where independence abounds,
Learning through the senses, sandpaper letters to learn the sounds.
Learning about the continents, working with landforms too,
Learning the parts of an insect, persevering to tie your shoe,
Pushing in your chair, rolling up your mat,
Using the Moveable Alphabet to spell the word, ‘c-a-t’.
An environment where children work at their own pace.
Discovering, exploring, no pressure to win the race.
A philosophy that helps children be all they can be,
Guiding their learning by following their lead.
The power of the absorbent mind
Soaking up knowledge through and through.
Maria Montessori is one of a kind,
An acute observer, an intelligent mind.
She believed in following the child’s lead,
And giving children the tools to help those in need.
A Montessori class is like no other
And a teacher I’m proud to be
A role model, a facilitator, a nurturer, a friend,
Guiding them on a journey that I hope will never end.
I feel so proud, so honored and blessed
To help each child achieve their best.
To instill in them a love for life,
A passion for learning and a zest for life.