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Concentration in a Montessori Classroom

Categories: For Parents / Practical Life / Preschool

In a Montessori classroom, children learn to concentrate by choosing to practice developmentally appropriate lessons that they have received from the trained guide. They learn to concentrate by choosing a material that they are drawn to, and which follows their natural path of development. Learning to concentrate on a work like bean or grain sorting lays the groundwork for how to concentrate on more complex lessons down the road.


In these pictures and the video below, we see a young student in one of our Primary classrooms engaged in bean sorting.  Be sure to note the amount of beans mixed together in the largest section of the tray.  Watch as he carefully sorts and the number of sorted beans grows.






Scholastic Book Fair
Feb 20 all-day
CommuniTEA with Mrs. Carrillo
Feb 20 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Join Mrs. Carrillo for Coffee and CommuniTEA as she leads a parent discussion group.


Please arrive promptly for the 8:15 a.m. meeting, so that Mrs. Carrillo can return to her classroom and your students when the discussion has concluded.