Wheaton Montessori News
Our teachers at Wheaton Montessori School are constantly talking about the “General Fund of Information” that every child should have. While we address the items on the following list in our classrooms (depending on the children’s age/experience), we strongly recommend that these be discussed at home. This list is just a starting point, with some practical recommendations of topics to begin some interesting conversations with your children. The topics on this list will help them with school work, strengthen their friendships (by helping them launch conversations with friends and share stories about their lives), and aid them in their development. The list, in no particular order:
Elementary students can also discuss:
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can share information with your children about everything! The gas in the car, the buds on the trees, the man with a cane, the clerk at the store, where aunts and uncles live, why some family members speak with an accent and others don’t, that your family will vacation on the gulf side of Florida or the islands of Hawaii, that you will be driving through other towns, counties, and states, that spinach is good for them, that they live near a Great Lake (and its name), the names of local/regional rivers, state parks, etc.