Teacher assistant Carolyn Pope helps first-graders Jasmyn Charles, 6, bottom, and Lauren Holcombe, 7, center, with their multiplication in their Montessori class at Beaufort Elementary on Friday by working with a chain of beads. To the right, second-grader Caleb Ulmer, 7, learns about the different features of mountains. Montessori is a method that involves a hands-on 'discovery approach' to learning where classes are multi-aged and students work at their own pace, often independently.
Teacher assistant Carolyn Pope helps first-graders Jasmyn Charles, 6, bottom, and Lauren Holcombe, 7, center, with their multiplication in their Montessori class at Beaufort Elementary on Friday by working with a chain of beads. To the right, second-grader Caleb Ulmer, 7, learns about the different features of mountains. Montessori is a method that involves a hands-on 'discovery approach' to learning where classes are multi-aged and students work at their own pace, often independently. Staff photo
Teacher assistant Carolyn Pope helps first-graders Jasmyn Charles, 6, bottom, and Lauren Holcombe, 7, center, with their multiplication in their Montessori class at Beaufort Elementary on Friday by working with a chain of beads. To the right, second-grader Caleb Ulmer, 7, learns about the different features of mountains. Montessori is a method that involves a hands-on 'discovery approach' to learning where classes are multi-aged and students work at their own pace, often independently. Staff photo

Montessori program at Beaufort Elementary expanding

February 01, 2014 6:44 PM