The materials and lessons are categorized under the following areas, which are all interrelated to help children achieve maximum success.
The exercise of Practical Life are those activities that helps the child acquire independence, concentrations, coordination of movement and grace and courtesy. Activities such as cooking, pouring, sweeping and buttoning, which promote self-care, environmental awareness and social relations.
Sensorial education is central to the “Montessori Method”. In all areas of the curriculum, the child learns concepts through a multi-sensory approach. Activities dealing with shape, size, color, weight, sound, etc., promote further development of the senses.
Language is crucial in a Montessori classroom. Story time and word games enhance the child’s language experience. Through a variety of concrete materials, such as sandpaper letters, objects and the moveable alphabet, phonics is being introduced to the child.
In a Montessori class, math is first presented to the child in a concrete form. Perception of similarities and differences, functioning of the decimal system, and the four mathematical operations are taught using concrete math materials.
The vocabulary and symbols are introduced as the child is ready for them at each stage of learning. Memorization of facts is done by manipulation of materials rather than by rote learning. As the child begins to understand a mathematical concept, they discard the materials and move into abstract work.
Activities include nature related lessons such as living and non-living, parts of a tree, weather, botany, zoology and the solar system.
We introduce famous artists and paintings to let the children explore their creativity.
Geography & Culture:
Continents are introduced to the child. They are able to explore the different countries with the use of puzzle maps and books that discuss different cultures and diversity. International snacks are also available for the children to experience.
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