Anyone with experience with Montessori schools?
We have a local Montessori school that has gotten a charter. We had contemplated this school for Benjamin but then once they got their charter they had to go to the lottery system to determine who could attend. 4K costs about $400 a month but once they start kindergarten it is free.We decided to enter Benjamin into the lottery since he would already have a slot for kindergarten if he goes to 4K. We are concerned that he would really be bored in public school. A bored Benjamin is not a good Benjamin.
I feel that he would do well with the hands on approach and that he would be motivated to learn. However, I have had someone tell me that their kid didn't learn anything. Now it makes me concerned. If you have any experience with the Montessori methods please let me know how it was for you.
Oh, Emma's teacher is taking a break. A good friend of mine is getting out of education. Why? The level of behavioral problems with the kids and lack of administrative support. They feel that they can no longer teach. It is scary out there. Apparently Emma will have a substitute for the rest of the year.