What is the Purpose of the Sensorial Area

Parents have often inquired, “what exactly is a Montessori sensorial lesson?” The purpose of sensorial activities is to help the child in their effort(s) to sort out the different impressions given by the senses. These materials are specifically designed to help the child develop discrimination, order, and to broaden and refine the senses. So let’s … Continue reading

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Montessori Mathematics – Our Approach to STEM Education in Rockville

From the time children can pick something up, they are learning about mathematics. It is another way children view the world around them—understanding and expressing measurable relationships. The science of numbers is attractive to children, and they are conscious of quantity which they demonstrate as they begin to count. Maybe it’s the rocks they have … Continue reading

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2016 Spooktacular Halloween Parade

Ghosts, superheroes, princesses, and witches came out to play on Wednesday, October 26 for this year’s Spooktacular Halloween Parade at Norbeck Montessori. This year, we saw a collection of the scariest costumes around and enjoyed some creepy Halloween tunes sung by our little monsters. A huge thank you to all of the parents for braving … Continue reading

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Norbeck Montessori Celebrates a Thanksgiving Feast

Norbeck Montessori celebrated their Thanksgiving Holiday with a feast of delicious turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, applesauce, cranberry sauce, etc. The kids may have even tried something new, don’t forget to ask them! Throughout the week, our children learned about the Pilgrims’ voyage on the Mayflower, the interaction between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, and the … Continue reading

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A Tradition Comes Back to Norbeck Montessori

Gummy bears, gum drops, skittles, chocolate chips, holiday marshmallows and candy canes as far as the arms could reach! It has been a few years since the children at Norbeck Montessori enjoyed the holiday tradition of decorating gingerbread houses. This year, the teachers and staff have decided it was time to bring the tradition back! … Continue reading

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Pizza + Fractions = Lots of Fun!

This past Friday, Mr. Denis’ math and science lessons took a mouth watering turn as Norbeck Montessori’s Big K kids kicked off their study of fractions. The kindergarteners’ annual Fractions Pizza Party is a favorite activity for all of the kids, and it allows the children to learn fractions using a food that everyone loves … Continue reading

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