As we embark on a time of Home Learning, our aim is to create a Montessori-based framework that serves our students while supporting parents as we all adapt to a different daily routine. It is important to us that the children's activity during this time be enjoyable, thoughtful, challenging, and rewarding.
MIR teachers will reach out to their families to discuss goals and plans for each student. Our goal is to work in collaboration with families to keep alive the culture of learning that is unique to Montessori and provide families with support and activities that match the developmental needs and characteristics of the student.
Format of the Program
The Montessori Home Learning Program incorporates formal teacher-guided learning as well as providing families with resources for activities at home.
Each day, teachers will email a greeting to the entire class and provide a list of work suggestions for students. Online learning journals will be used to track the students’ work and will serve as a communication tool between parents and teachers. Online conferencing through Zoom will be used for face-to-face discussions or lessons. Zoom conferences will take place between the teachers and parents or students, depending on the age of the student.
Montessori Home Learning Handbook
We encourage you to start with the Montessori Home Learning Handbook. The Handbook helps set the context for Montessori Home Learning and defines expectations for parents and children.
The Family Manuals are intended to supplement activities suggested by the teachers. The manuals offer ideas and activities that children and families can use at home, based on MIR's Student Learner Outcomes. Please use this as a selection of options when you are looking for ideas and inspiration.