The exercises in Practical Life are the
heart of Montessori
children wash tables, pour liquids, polish
silver, sweep and
dust, they are developing
the inner aptitudes of calmness, order,
coordination, and fine motor
Also, through the process of learning to
own needs, to take care of the
classroom environment, and to
helping others, children in Montessori
programs begin to develop
self-confidence, and self-respect.
Children learn to assemble, disassemble,
and reassemble certain learning tools. This
gives them practice
in higher order thinking
skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
to mature questioning, research and
true creativity when they reassemble in new
ways. The youngest children in the environ-
ment catch the
enthusiasm of the older ones
as they make their discoveries and reach
for more sophisticated materials, all the while
enjoying their own pursuits and games.
The Montessori Language Arts curriculum is
designed to enhance
the students' skills in read-
ing, comprehension, writing and speaking and
provide connections with history, literature,
science, math, and
The Montessori Mathematics program consists of
sequential exercises beginning with more concrete
lessons and moving into the highly abstract.
One fundamental goal of Montessori education is to
stimulate the child's reasoning
ability by develop-
ing the mathematical mind. The math presentations
the use of concrete materials to be man-
ipulated and explored until the
child reaches the
point of understanding.
In addition to the core curriculum, your child will be
engaged in activities that instill a lifelong love of sciences,
history, cultures and the arts. Our school will be infused
with music of many varieties and peoples. Each year,
geography is studied in depth. Students learn about physical
and political geography, people and flags of distant countries,
and the cultural similarities that unite all people. Music, art,
architecture, and food are all part of the experience. Science
lessons allow children to explore the world around them.
They are taught the scientific method and explore questions
like Sink or Float? and Which liquid has greater density?
Students conduct experiments that put their learning into
practice, and help them answer their questions about the world
in which they live. They learn about astronomy, the class
-ification of animals, parts of plants, leaves, and flowers, and
the parts of the body.
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