©2015 PINE GROVE SCHOOL | 207.781.3441 | 32 FORESIDE ROAD, FALMOUTH, MAINE 04105





Site design by PreviewMedia

February 11, 2020

January 17, 2020

January 13, 2020

Please reload

Recent Posts

The Road to Discipline

November 16, 2015

Please reload

Featured Posts

Jr/Sr Kindergarten: The Benefits of a Multiage Classroom

October 10, 2019

      One child, a senior kindergartner, chooses a reading work, The Command Cards. He invites a younger child, four years old, to do the work with him. She accepts and they set up a work mat together and place the work on the mat. The five-year old chooses a card and reads aloud the command written on it: clap your hands. The four-year old happily obliges, giggling as she claps a few times. They proceed to go through most of the cards together, the older child practicing reading skills, the younger child working on her listening skills, both practicing cooperation.

      In a traditional school, with all kids the same age, a moment like this would not occur. The dynamic between older and younger students can create a positive, nurturing learning environment for everyone.

"The goal of early childhood education should be to advocate the child's own natural desire to learn"

-Maria Montessori 


Please reload

Follow Us
Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square