Maria Montessori called the classroom for 3-6 year olds the “Casa dei Bambini”, the Children’s Home.
She envisioned that this would be a home-like environment where children participate in and contribute to everything that happens during the day.
Here is a sweet video of an older Primary student helping some of the younger friends put away the clean laundry first thing in the morning. They all chose to work together in this natural and spontaneous activity. It’s moments like this that remind me why I became a Montessori teacher!!!