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Originally Posted by cmlp
I also have a question. I have just been reading Montessori Today, by Paula Polk Lillard, which says that the Montessori Elementary Programme is based on 6 "Great Lessons" and several "Key Lessons". As I understand it, the children do their further learning by themselves based on the questions they ask after hearing these lessons.
Originally Posted by sphinx
Hmmm, I actually think the reading expectation is later here in eastern europe because even in regular school they don't teach them to read until 6 or 7, I don't think the Montessori is more demanding in that regard. I know the 3-6 Montessori I visited had some directed reading/writing work for the 6's but they said they didn't push it on them. I will have to ask.
Originally Posted by chel
i just toured my local Montessori. dd might have to repeat K. dd is 5.5yrs and can't read (but for a handful of sight words) and I was told that all the dc at the school learn to read before entering 6yr level (not sure of the age break down at this school). dd would have to enter at the "preschool" level and possible move up mid-year. I kinda felt that they wouldn't know what to do with my "special needs" dd.
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