In most classrooms students are taught while being told to stay quiet and still. P.E. encourages kids to do the exact opposite.
P.E. teaches students teamwork, communication, cooperation, and lifelong healthy active skills. P.E.’s goal is to encourage kids to get off their electronics and into the outdoor games and activities.
Students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (memory), and classroom behaviors (on-task behavior).
Monticello Montessori has a small, but cozy library! Library hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:30 and 2:00-3:00. On Tuesdays the library will be open from 8:30-2:30 with times set aside for each class to come hear a story and check out books. Our new Librarian, Megan Hatfield, loves reading and is happy to be sharing her love of books and reading with the kids this year.
Linda Dilworth taught 2nd grade for 36 years and was in charge of the school choir for 20 years. We are glad she came out of retirement to help us at Monticello Montessori.
Joanne Denney comes to us as our Art teacher after recently retiring having spent 35 years teaching Art at Sandcreek Middle School. Joanne has extensive knowledge and experience in all Art mediums and is a wonderful addition to our faculty.
The kids love math with Mr. Rapp! He comes in once month and helps get the kids excited about the real world applications of Math
Science is the study of the world around us. The lessons presented at Monticello Montessori emphasize that science is an interactive process, integrating many different curricular areas. The topics selected are aligned with the state content standards and the lessons are enhanced with language arts and mathematics. This year’s topics will include a variety of disciplines including chemistry – states of matter, biology – cell structure, and physics – sound and light.