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Aquamarine Room Compass Montessori School's Contact:

Christy Curton
ccurton@compassk12.org
Main Compass # 303-271-1977
Attendance # 303-982-6732

 

 

Bailey Riggs
briggs@compassk12.org

 

Welcome to the Aquamarine Room 2016-2017
Christy
Curton and Bailey Riggs

 

Fostering Choice, Independence, and Responsibility
                   “The child is free to choose his or her own work but the child is not free to not work.” -Maria Montessori

Children in Montessori environments learn through their work to be independent thinkers. Through the work they do in the classroom, children are given the choice to explore a spark of interest. Research and self-guided learning are both important aspects of the elementary classroom.

We also work to help the children become independent thinkers, life-long learners, and to be responsible members of a community. They are accountable for being a member of our classroom community, which later translates to being a member of the greater world.

 

Other Characteristics of the Second Plane Child:

  • They use their reasoning mind to arrive at an understanding.
  • They start to pull away from the family. This occurs because of an inner urge towards entering the wider society.
  • They become daring and adventurous. They are developing courage.
  • Conscience develops, with keen awareness of right and wrong.
  • Greater need for independence-in the family and in the greater society.
  • Sense of Hero-worship.
  • Development of a sense of justice and compassion.
  • Have a greater potential of the intellect: a desire for big tasks and projects.

 

 

Thank you all so much for the joy of working with your children!

 

Sincerely,

 

Christy Curton
Aquamarine Guide
Compass Montessori School

ccurton@compassk12.org