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This overview outlines the rich Montessori curriculum that is presented during this three-year learning cycle. Students advance according to their developmental readiness which is the premise of the Montessori philosophy including quality and level of work completed. Gifted Students thrive in our Montessori classrooms where accelerated learning is encouraged. Teachers utilize a multi-sensory approach, which addresses all learning styles and creates the optimal learning environment. Montessori offers a unique learning environment and specialized materials for students to accomplish these goals. The exit requirements are mastery of these concepts.

Life Skills/Development

  • Grace and courtesy: manners, proper introductions, how to properly interrupt, co-operative, patience, listening skills learning to speak softly and quietly

  • Lengthening attention span

  • Ease of transition from one activity to another

  • Observe others or a lesson

  • Completion for materials and environment

  • Care of self

  • Gross motor control

  • Fine Motor control

  • Care of environment

  • Food Preparation

Literature & writing

  • Reading readiness: letter/sound recognition, rhyming, sequencing and classifying, auditory and visual discrimination, vocabulary.

  • Reading: letter sounds/sandpaper letter, objects with sounds, movable alphabet with objects, words and sentences

  • Pink Phonetic Group: two and three letter words with objects, picture cards, flashcard booklets and word list

  • Blue Phonetic Group: four or more letters with objects, picture matching cards, flashcard booklets, word lists, sentences with object, sentences with picture and books

  • Green Phonetic Group: Phonograms, digraphs and exceptions

  • Sight words are integrated throughout the reading program

  • Grammar

  • Preparation for writing is developed through working in the Practical Life and Sensorial areas

  • Tracing Metal Insets with colored pencil and creating Metal Inset design booklets

  • Tracing Sandpaper Letters and Sandpaper Numerals with fingers

  • Tracing picture with pencil

  • Writing manuscript letter and numerals using dots, writing on lined paper

  • Writing words, sentence and stories

  • Cursive introduced to Kindergarteners in the Spring


Preparation for math begins in the Practical Life and Sensorial area

  • Number Recognition: Number Rods with Numerals, Sandpaper Numerals, Table Top Road with Numerals, Spindle Box, Cards and Counters, Odd and even

  • Decimal System: Introduction, Quantity and symbol, Layout of symbols(1-9000), Nine Tray with symbols, Ten Tray (Comparison), Thousand Game, Exchange Game, Bank, Ten Board, 1-100 board

  • Addition: addition with Tabletop Rods, addition with color Brad stair, Addition strip Board with booklets, Operations (+,-) with Golden Bead Materials

  • Bead Cabinet:  Chains(1-1000) Linear Counting and skip counting(ex. 3,6,9)

  • Time, calendar, money and measurement

History/Cultural Studies/Geography

  • History: clock, time and calendar

  • Holidays and famous Americans

  • Cultural Studies: overview of continents, cultural diversity, study of U.S., study of Tennessee

  • Geography: study of air , land and water

  • Directions N,S,E,W

  • Sandpaper Globe with Continents

  • Color Continent Globe

  • Continent Maps with control boards, tracing of the continent maps

  • Land Forms

Life Science/Physical Science/Earth Science/Health

  • Botany: Parts of a plant, a tree and a flower

  • Leaves

  • Seeds

  • Care of plants

  • Zoology: living and non-living

  • Classification and Life Cycles-fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal

  • Vertebrates and invertebrates

  • Astronomy: solar system

  • Science: sink and float, magnets

  • Earth Science: rocks, layers of the earth, volcanoes

  • Seasons and weather

  • Anatomy: skeleton cards, parts of the human body, organs of the human body

  • Health: nutrition and food groups

Art & Music

  • Media and techniques: Push pinning, cutting strips, gluing, tempera paints, clay, felt markers, colored pencils, crayons, collage, origami, color and color mixing

  • Art Appreciation

  • Art is integrated into the classroom on a daily basis

  • Kindergarten Art

  • Learn to use media in a safe and creative way

  • Learn that everyone is capable of creating works of art

  • Instrument matching cards

  • Movement

Other languages 

  • color names

  • Animal names

  • Introductions

  • Body parts

  • Clothing

  • Food

  • Weather

  • Basic question and phrases

Play Time

  • Perceptual/Gross Motor Skills: bouncing, tossing, catching balls, running, climbing bars

  • Bike paddling equipment

  • Walking on a line

  • Balance beams

  • Muscular Coordination

  • Social Skills

Computer: Keyboarding  and basic skills

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