Thinking inside the box
By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of DCS Montessori
Our community schoolteachers and students have embraced remote learning. Separated by stay-at-home orders, learning has moved from the traditional classroom to a bedroom, the family room or even the kitchen counter. Students may feel boxed inside their new environment. In spite of limitations, DSC Montessori (DCSM) has had plenty of fun and exciting school days thinking “inside” the box.
Daily classroom aactivities continue, but have relocated inside to the student’s new learning environments. For science, third grader Cabe Anderson learned the importance of grounding himself before rebuilding and upgrading a computer to prevent getting an electrical shock. Part of the lesson was naming the parts of the computer. After the upgrade, he now has a high-end computer to use with his remote learning.
While students are completing lessons, they are also practicing life skills by helping parents. DCSM students are inspired for life, even as they think inside the box.