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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Achievers Since 1969
At Rowntree Montessori Schools, we incorporate “real life” situations into our teaching as much as we can which provides us with an opportunity for cross-curricular teaching. Recently, during a math class, our Senior Kindergarten students used Canadian money to purchase items in their classroom. This helped students to learn about the different Canadian coins and their values. Students also had an opportunity to test both their addition and subtraction skills, by adding and subtracting by 5s and 10s.
It was wonderful to see the children collaborating while they shopped and practice good citizenship; by using their manners, not pushing, being patient while waiting in line and ensuring that they paid for all items that they picked out. Children were taught the importance of spending wisely, “saving for a rainy day” and using their money at the right time.