Posted on August 14, 2012August 22, 2012 by maribethMontessori Christian Nursery & Primary Montessori Math in our 2 1/2 to 6 year old children's classroom called Paw Paw. Hilda Mandota is our main teacher in Paw Paw. She is amazing!!! And she is now assisting me in supervising the diploma students who complete their practicum phase of their diploma program in her class. Hilda earned her diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education this April! She is lovely! Sending you my love, Hilda! Buddy Bear visited for the day to see our children learning in our Mango Class (6-9 yr olds) and Guava Class (9-12 yr olds). The children loved the visit! Boys in Mango! Lots of love and peace at our school! Innocent teaches Buddy about the 100 Board! Doubt and Hopson washing practical life materials. Great job boys! Our children learn at a very early age to be responsible for their own classroom. They love work! They develop great confidence and pride in their own ability to organize and clean their classroom. Amen! Metal Insets- Learning to form shapes and strengthen fine motor coordination is essential preparation for writing. Montessori word building is captivating and motivating! Our children love to read and work independently at their own level and pace! Paw Paw's busy classroom is also our training classroom for students in their practicum for a diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Education. We work hard, but we love to have fun also! Hey, where are all the girls? (smile) Our older students have an extended day. In the afternoons they have their cultural lessons (botany, zoology, history, geography, Bible, P.E. and art). Jane Kabambe and Jane Jamu usually teach these lessons. This day we had our visiting friend and doctor, Ailsa Murray and our best bud, Pearl Banda, who is also our pastor's wife, teach about the heart and circulatory system. The children were captivated by the demonstrations. Thank you Ailsa and Pearl for volunteering to come and teach! After the demonstrations, the children measured their heart beats and then ran around to see what happens to their heartbeat.