The importance of including gardening as a necessary part of Practical Life and Botany in the 3-6 environments
Gardening (Practicum Seminar)
This class will give an overview o the importance of including gardening as a necessary part of Practical Life and Botany in the 3-6 environments. The adult learners will participate in hands-on garden/botanical experiences as well as be given a tour of the gardens (butterfly, flowering organic vegetable) and the abundant flora on the 10 acre campus of Summit-Questa Montessori School by the middle school students. The instructor will provide examples of how to introduce gardening from the preschool years through elementary using Montessori materials, gardening materials, books and actual participation in gardening activities. Adult learners will receive numerous hand-outs pertaining to gardening and botany.
Schedule: Gardening (Practicum Seminar)
February 10th, 2018
Assessment: Gardening (Practicum Seminar)
The student must satisfactorily complete written and practical evaluations for both academic and practicum phases as well as complete all in-class assignments and classroom manuals as directed.
Readings: Gardening (Practicum Seminar)
- The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
- Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori
- Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori
- Montessori Method, Dr. Maria Montessori
- Maria Montessori: Her Life & Work, E.M. Standing