Thursday October 18
Guidepost Montessori at Wicker Park
We're inviting parents to participate in a Silent Journey of our classroom communities on October 18th from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. All of us can learn about Montessori through books, articles, lectures and ongoing trainings, but the Silent Journey is a very different experience. Parents are invited to experience Montessori from the perspective of a child. This is an active and immersive experience broken into 3 parts: Observation, Exploration, and Abstraction. During the Observation period, parents will spend approximately 10 minutes in each classroom becoming immersed in the Montessori prepared environment in total silence without touching the materials. During the Exploration period, parents can return to any of the environments and get your hands on the materials! Cards will explain what to do and how to use the materials, and guides will be in each room to present lessons to you. During the Abstraction period, we'll come together to reflect on your experiences.