Preparation and discovery are part of the fun of learning

New School Montessori students in 1st-3rd grade studied owl pellets. Mysteries were revealed while students investigated hair and bone fragments for clues. The prepared environment is a key component of a Montessori classroom. and(6-9) teacher Sophia McAllister knows the secret to education is “not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.” Here is a snapshot into her carefully prepared classroom as the students explored owl pellets.



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