The materials used by the children were made in-house. Adults were innovative in upcycling and helped make these materials. Repetition was made possible with the materials available at home.
Most of the above could be followed at home as we would have done in school, with parental assistance. As classes were attended from home, parents learnt to make regular
and meaningful class observations. This has helped in making the abstract Montessori
principles concrete for the parents to follow Montessori at home, effortlessly. The observations have been successfully carried out without special arrangements. Frequent and
Customised Parent Teacher Engagements were arranged for developmental understanding.
Our initiative to consult with eminent and experienced Montessory trainer, Sunitha Subramaniam, made our transition to this new approach seamless and exactly in line with
the principles. Special Parent Awareness Sessions with her have empowered parents to
carry on activities at home and with meaningful observations, have ensured age-appropriate development of children.
This new approach has resulted in the Adults in the school and the Parents to form a
team. In the upcoming months, we look forward to a very harmonious approach of
Recap and Reinforcement of the concepts learnt by the children so far.