My program is defined by the practical application of sensory-based and self-directed learning through the authentic Montessori Method. The goal is to prepare children to be focused, independent, and innovative learners, as well as responsible, respectful, and mindful individuals.
This program is held in children’s own home environment as the best safe place for your child’s development.
The toddler years are the time when children use their bodies, senses, and emerging problem-solving skills to learn about and make sense of their world, in ways most meaningful and effective for them.
Dr. Montessori was one of the first educators to recognize the first few years of a child’s life as critical to the development of personality and intellect. Toddlers are actively seeking out information, they learn quickly and easily, and are especially interested in demonstrating independence.
As children get older, they tend to see things that adults find ordinary as very interesting and special. Practical life exercises like sorting, pouring, or washing dishes absorb them completely.
We recognize this as the beginning of control and coordination of mind and body. That’s why Montessori learning revolves around tangible, hands-on experiences.
Children seek hands-on experiences and concrete materials to learn.
Exploring the Treasure Basket
Remembering an Object’s Location
Matching Lids and Pots, Identifying and Finding Specific Objects
Pulling a Hidden Object out of Cylinder etc.
Focusing on Names of Objects, Naming Parts of Face and Body,
Naming Categories of Objects,
Retrieving a Hidden Object,
Imitating Facial Expressions and Mouth Sounds, Reaching Out and Touching
Ripping Paper in Strips, Nose-Wiping, Serving Food and Eating Matters etc.
Folding Napkins, Matching a Cut-out Pieces and Its Outline, Assembling a Simple Photo Puzzle, Matching Geometric Shapes, Matching Numbers, Patters and Textures, Focusing On a Moving Object,
Matching Pairs of Objects by Color, Identifying Objects by Feel, Identifying “Loud” and “Soft” Sounds, Identifying Smells etc.
Naming Ten Basic Parts of the Body, Retrieving a Named Object, Naming Colors in a Color Booklet, Beginning Basic counting, Naming Objects and Pictures Starting with the Same Phonetic Sound, Imitating Facial Expressions, Passing and Object Back and Forth, Watching and Imitating Body Movements, Listening To and Following Instructions, Identifying and Naming Others, Sharing Materials, Recognizing Feelings, Wiping Up Spills, Sorting and Matching Utensils, Using Cookie Cutters to Cut Bread into Shapes, Self Care etc.
Sorting Objects and Pictures by Concept, Associating Objects and Numbers, Matching Three Basic Geometric Shapes, Sorting Events by Sequence, Matching Pictures of Parents and Babies,
Throwing for a Distance, Transferring Water Using Squeezing Implements, Stringing Objects Using a Cord, Walking the Line, Transferring Using Spooning Implements
Matching and Pairing Objects by Color and Pattern, Painting, Observing Nature Close Up, Growing Plants Outside, Visiting the Bird Feeder etc.
Expanding vocabulary by Identifying Pictures of Objects with Unusual or Complex Names, Naming Parts of the Human Body, Pictures, Objects with the Same Phonetic Sound, Becoming Familiar with Letters and Their Sounds, Using “I Spy” to Practice Identifying,
Opening and Closing Doors Quietly, Practicing “Please” and “Thank You”, Recognizing and Describing Emotions,
Unfastening and Fastening Clothes, Taking Apart and Putting Back Together, Polishing, Making Snacks etc.
The sensorial curriculum holds a significant place in Montessori methodology, because people experience their environment through their senses. They are driven to develop and refine senses from birth to gain a fuller and more productive relationship with the environment. Overall, sensorial education is intended to provide the child with a structure, vocabulary, concentration, sense of order and ultimately intellect.
"The stars, earth, stones, life of all kinds form a whole in relation with each other, and so close is the relation that we cannot understand a stone without some understanding of the great sun! No matter what we touch, an atom, or a cell, we cannot explain it without knowledge of the wide universe."
“If the idea of universe is presented to the child in the right way, it will do more for him than just arose his interest, for it will create in him admiration and wonder, a feeling loftier than any interest and more satisfying."
Maria Montessori considered practical life activities, also called exercises of practical life, to be fundamental to a child's development. These activities are an increasingly challenging series of motor tasks involving practical real-life goals, such as cleaing a table, washing a plate, or polishing shoes. In addition to helping children master everyday tasks, the aim of practical life activites is to develop a child's independence, body control and coordination of movement, concentration, and sense of order.
Three-Period Lessons, Nomenclature Cards, Working with the Cylinder Blocks, Pink Tower, Color Tables, Geometric Form Cards, Touch Boards, Touch Fabrics, Thermic Tablets, Mystery Bags, Sound Cylinders, Playing the Silence Game, Working with the Smelling Bottles etc.
Learning The Calendar, Learning About Weather
Geography-Introducing Directions, Understanding the Movement of the Sun
History-Timelines, Calibrating a Birthday, Exploring the Seasons, Learning About Famous People
Zoology-Understanding Living and Non-Livings Things, Plants and Animals,
Botany-Intorducing Learning and Exploring Parts Plants
Science-Exploring Magnetism, Density etc.
Walking on the Line, Carrying a Tray, Wiping Up a Spill, Pouring, Sorting Buttons with a Pincer Grasp, Opening and Closing Containers, Dressing Frames, Washing Hands, Cleaning Fingernails, Folding Clothes, Packing an Overnight Bag, Polishing, Sweeping, Raking Leaves, Washing Table, Caring of a Plant, Planting a Seed, Setting a Table, Buttering Bread, Making Orange Juice, Weaving Ribbons, Wrapping a Present, Greeting People, Saying Please, Thank You and You're Welcome, Offering Food to Others etc.
I provide a monthly curriculum guide, regular parent-teacher meetings with observation and feedback reports.
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My name is Lenka and I love working with children. I'm certified Montessori teacher at NAMC - International Montessori Teaching Program focused of Infant, Toddler & Twos completed in 2015 and Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Training Program completed in 2016.
Since 2014-2016 I have worked as volunteer in Czech School of Portland – and taught Saturday Montessori classes for 3-7 year old children.
Since 2017 I became a permanent employee and Teachers Manager at Czech School of Portland.
I'd love to teach and develop your children to help them to be intelligent, independent and good human beings to make the world better place for everyone.
I passed a background check and received training in CPR and first aid.
"Lenka was a teacher for my son Frederick and daughter Issabel since they were 3 years old till 6 years. They loved to be in Lenka's class. Lenka's teaching style is about discovering of creativity and individual talents of each child. She leads the children to be able to work with the challenging sides of their personality. She gives always good feedback and suggestion, that I as a parent sometimes need."
"Lenka is very passionate teacher. She is kind, caring, and calm. My daughter loves her and enjoys her classroom very much. We appreciate Lenka and would recommend her to any family. Thank you Lenka for taking such a good care of our daughter!"
"Lenka has been teaching my son since he was two years old. (He is almost 5.) She is dedicated to her students and makes the classroom fun for all of them. Our son looks forward to the time spent there. She makes a plan for every lesson and informs us about it ahead of the time, so the children have something to look forward to. I can see my son's learning progress and he loves to share what they were working on. I couldn't be more happy and thankful about having my son in Lenka's class. "
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