The parent observation is an opportunity for you to get a glimpse of what life is like in a Montessori classroom. At THIRAVUKOL, we strongly encourage you to complete an observation of your child in their environment which is held once in a month prior to Parents-Teachers Meeting. This will give you a clearer understanding of not only what your child is learning, but also how your child interacts with his or her environment.
Your child’s day in school flows from one activity to the next designed to enhance both cognitive and social skills. Many parents focus mostly on the interaction of their children with peers. However, it is also important that you observe your child during focused classroom work. Perhaps you’d like to sit in on your own child’s classroom to see the nuts and bolts of his/her day. Sitting in on our Montessori classrooms (Toddler through Lower Elementary) is an eye-opening experience. No matter what class you choose to observe, it’s always beneficial. To help guide classroom observation, we will provide you with a hand-out that you will find useful as you prepare for discussion at the parent conferences.
Your purpose in observing your child may be to become better acquainted with the Montessori Method and the workings of our classroom, or perhaps to see for yourself what happens in your child’s day when you are not here. We are pleased that you are taking this opportunity to observe these great minds under construction, the Montessori way.
"When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing."
- Maria Montessori
"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe,' but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses."