The concept of a 3-hour work cycle is something which can only truly be understood by being in the environment. Observation is something highly encouraged in the Montessori world. Parents are welcomed into the environment where children get to be themselves, explore their interests, and become a part of a bigger community. I was introduced to Montessori thru a course at UAF and once I was intrigued I began to do some additional research. The amazing video link below was something I found, have witnessed at other schools in Fairbanks, and have the privilege of experiencing on a daily basis in my own classroom. I invite you to take a look at the amazing morning of a young child to offer more clarity on the 3-hour work cycle.
I hope you enjoy!