The Classroom environment is organized by areas of focus. These areas include Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Geography, Music, Art, and Movement.
Practical Life activities provide children with opportunities for strengthing their skills and developing their independence. Activities include pouring, spooning, folding cloths, polishing, cutting, pasting, dressing, washing, sweeping, etc.
Through the use of the Sensorial materials, which are of different sizes, shapes, color, texture, sound, smell, and taste, children learn to observe, make comparisons, form judgments, and to reason.
The day includes conversation, songs, and stories. Through the language materials, children will enjoy pre-reading work, writing, and reading, as their interest and readiness reveal themselves. Listening skills and vocabulary develop
The Montessori math materials help children learn and understand math concepts by manipulating concrete materials. The work helps children acquire a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, and prepares them for later abstract reasoning.
Children will have opportunities to sing songs every day and explore and play multiple instruments, including; keyboard, drums, tambourines, shakers, xylophone, rythm sticks, and more. They will also listen to music from other cultures and have plenty of room to dance!
A wide variety of art supplies and building materials will always be available. The children will use pencils, markers, crayons, chalk, watercolor and tempera paint, scissors, paste, clay, and other materials to make independent and group crafts
Geography, biology, botany, and zoology are integrated into the program. Children learn about our immediate environment, about people, customs in other countries, and to develop an attitude of respect and kindness towards others.
Children will have plenty of opportunities for dancing and free movement, stretching, yoga poses, and practicing a variety of fine and large motor skills. They will strengthen their balance and hand-eye coordination, among other skills.
Grace & Courtesy
Children will learn how to move with grace and act with courtesy through role-play and group lessons. These lessons include; how to greet others, how to sneeze and blow your nose, picking up after yourself, taking care of the classroom, respecting other children's work, saying excuse me, helping somenoe who is hurt, etc.