"Montessori classrooms are known for their beauty, organization and child sized furnishings. “Upon entering an authentic Montessori classroom the observer will first be struck by the quiet hum, it will appear to be a busy workshop where each child is working independently.”
"Looking back at Montessori's goals for children, it's easy to understand the environment and ultimately the curriculum. As children develop the ability to take care of their own needs, they learn best from firsthand experience. In a Montessori classroom, they have practical life experiences such as gardening, polishing silver, buttoning and zipping, and flower arranging. Teachers make sure that each activity builds a foundation for a more complex and difficult activity or task, because Montessori believed that learning is cumulative. Most of the day is spent in individual tasks or activities, rather than in-group activities. Children move freely about the classroom and make their own choices."