Sorry, mornings at the Montessori are FULL! If you are interested in afternoon enrollment, please call Jessica at 406-270-9824.
This is a Montessori Preschool at the Head Over Heels Gym. This option is for five full days each week, paid monthly. There are part-time options available as well. Look for those options in the list of other classes. Following is a rough schedule of the daily routine:
8:30-8:50am drop off - children take shoes off at door and hang up coats. Indoor shoes/skid proof
slippers are put on. Backpacks and lunches are put in their places. Children will go to
their starting room.
*The groups and starting rooms will change weekly. Check the chart on the wall near the front door.
9:00am (promptly) Circles begin,
The "Mountain" Room will have lessons pertaining to sensorial studies and practical life, or there will be a group
activity (music, yoga, art, cooking, etc.)
The "Lake" Room will have calendar activities, Math, Science, Language and Geography Lessons
*There may be days the children will begin with an all-class introduction or lesson in the "Mountain"
9:15am: Focus Work Time for first 20 min., with one to one and small group lessons (2-4 students)
*Focus work time is when the child works independently.
9:45am: "Mountain" Room will have Story/Music Time while preparing for their snacks.
(Prepare tables for snack, potty and wash hand)
They will then help clean tables and set them up for the incoming group.
9:50am "Lake" Room children will circle and have Story/Music time as they prepare for snack (potty and
10am Groups switch rooms, each group will participate in the same lessons and or activities as in the first
half of the morning. The incoming “Lake” Group will begin with their snack.
11:15am Move It Time: this can vary from instructive or free choice Gymnastics activities in the building, to
taking a walk with the rope, yoga, dancing games, etc.
11:30am Prepare and eat Lunch (children bring packed lunch)
12:10pm Move It Time and Creative Play time.
12:30pm Lesson Circles repeated with variations.
The rest of the day flows similarly to the morning with Time Transitions as follows:
1:40pm Room change
3:00pm Move It Time