- How do we receive input from our environment?
- What do we learn through the use of our senses?
Dr. Montessori referred to our senses as the "doorway to the mind." In this section of the classroom, children exercise careful attention to distinguish between nuanced differences of color, texture, sound, temperature, length, weight, taste, smell, and so on. They order, compare and classify items and in doing so, they exercise and refine the growth of their developing organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin) all while exploring foundations of mathematical knowledge.