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    • A New Approach to Organization Understanding the Montessori Work Plan Upper Level Authors: Bob Klepac & Amy Dunk
    • Comparing Ideas Standard Public school System Agenda/Work Plan
    • Montessori Work Plan Greater Detail Student Selected Easy to follow Sense of Accomplishment
    • Individual choices Not as a collective!
    • Each week starts a New Work Plan
      • Selecting Subjects
      • Selecting Timeline
      • Managing time
      • Calculating needs
      • Setting a goal
      • Where it ends
      • Accomplishments
    • Public Standards
      • Simple format
      • Pre-designed
      • Subjects selected
      • Timeline selected
      • Fewer choices
      • Teacher chosen
      • Cookie Cutter
      • Not Individualized
      No Student choices
    • Get set, ready Start!
      • With Montessori
      • Work plan Students,
      • can see their progress
      • and start on their
      • Individual choices.
      • No need to follow
      • Along with the class.
    • Progressing Through Choices
      • This student chose math
      • as his first subject.
      • Using Base ten blocks
      • he accomplishes the
      • daily math skills.
      • Once finished he can
      • move on to his next
      • academic choice.
    • Participate as a class
      • With public standards,
      • students are required to
      • participate as a class and
      • not individuals.
      • Teacher designs and
      • chooses all subjects and
      • the order in which
      • they are mastered!
    • Academic needs met!
      • Montessori schools
      • Provide current modern
      • opportunities to students,
      • such as Computers and
      • Mathematics equipment
      • to improve academic
      • needs.
    • Working with Peers
      • The Montessori
      • Work Plan allows for
      • peers to work together
      • Those working on the
      • same subjects often
      • help support the learning
      • environment
    • Greater Diversity
      • Montessori schools
      • provide a need to learn
      • other cultures and help
      • support those of
      • different cultures. It is
      • often used as a teaching
      • tool for music, arts,
      • math, science and language
    • Public Standard Classroom A herd mentality, No individualization!
    • Yes, Its Teacher Guided!
      • Teachers guide, rather
      • than direct the students.
      • Mats are used to provide
      • private spaces for
      • students. Desks are not
      • always required. Teacher
      • Provide guidance, and
      • Not just instructions.
    • A Job well Done! At the end of the day, students visually see their Accomplishments, not based on a test at weeks end
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §110.7. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5. (16) Writing/penmanship/capitalization/punctuation. The student composes original texts, applying the conventions of written language, including capitalization, punctuation, and penmanship, to communicate clearly. The student is expected to: Continued Next Page
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §110.7. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 5. (A) write legibly by selecting cursive or manuscript as appropriate (4-8); and (B) capitalize and punctuate correctly to clarify and enhance meaning such as capitalizing titles, using possessives, commas in a series, commas in direct address, sentence punctuation (4-5). Continued Next Page
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §117.17. Art, Grade 5. (b) Knowledge and skills. (1) Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to: (A) communicate ideas about feelings, self, family, school, and community, using sensory knowledge and life experiences; and Continued Next Page
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §117.17. Art, Grade 5. (2) Creative expression/performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to: (A) combine information from direct observation, experience, and imagination to express ideas about self, family, and community; (B) compare relationships between design and everyday life Continued Next Page
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §111.17. Mathematics, Grade 5. (5.11) Measurement. The student applies measurement concepts. The student measures time The student is expected to: (B) solve problems involving elapsed time. Continued Next Page
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §111.17. Mathematics, Grade 5. (5.14) Underlying processes and mathematical tools. The student applies Grade 5 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside of school. The student is expected to: Continued Next Page
    • Texas Assessment Knowledge Skills Montessori school meet many of the TEKS through the Work Plan participation by students §111.17. Mathematics, Grade 5. (5.14) Underlying processes and mathematical tools (B) solve problems that incorporate understanding the problem, making a plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the solution for reasonableness; (C) select or develop an appropriate problem-solving plan or strategy, including drawing a picture, looking for a pattern, systematic guessing and checking, acting it out, making a table, working a simpler problem, or working backwards to solve a problem;
    • Now its your choice
      • This presentation is not to persuade you to
      • one side or the other, simply a means to guide
      • you as to what is offered to your child beyond
      • Public School. Like the Montessori school
      • Student chooses, you can too!
      • Hope you have a wonderful Day!