Lesson plan developed by Aurora Tollestrup, BS Ed
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The Montessori Classroom
A Montessori classroom is typically minimalist and bright, with well-organized shelves of purposefully arranged learning materials. Everything in the Montessori classroom is designed with independence in mind. The goal is for students to be able to access their materials, and more, with little to no teacher assistance. In this classroom you will not see individual desks, a chalkboard or brightly colored posters on the walls. Instead you will find mats and floor space for children to lay out their work and materials, as well as peaceful reading nooks and tables for peer work. These elements are the same, no matter what age level the classroom is intended for.