Curriculum Overview

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Practical Life

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Practical life lays the foundation for all other work to be done in the classroom. The activities are everyday tasks that a child learns, to master the care of self and the care of the environment. This helps the child in such away that concentration, coordination, independence and order are developed.

Examples: punch outs (pre-writing exercise), pouring, tracing, sorting, sewing, and many more motor activities.

Sensorial

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The goal is to educate a child’s senses. These materials help the child refine sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. In addition, these materials are modeled on scientifically based concepts such as the metric system, dimensions and algebraic formulas.

Examples: cylinder box, sound cylinders, baric tablets, tactile boards, smelling bottles, geometric cabinet, constructive triangles, geometric solids, binomial cube, trinomial cube.

Math

Math

Math is separated into major categories: beginning counting, advanced counting, the decimal system, rational numbers (fractions) and the operation of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.

The central purpose of the math materials in the early years is to lay a foundation for later cognitive development and to prepare for the gradual transition from the concrete to the abstract.

Examples: spindle box (counting numbers 1 to 10), teen board, ten board, decimal system, forty five layout, hundred board, addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, fractions.

Language

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Montessori curriculum is an integrated approach that combines phonetics and whole language (high frequency words). Language is taught through a variety of multi-sensory activities: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic. The child learns the sound individually with “Three period lessons”. When he recognizes all the sounds, he begins the process of blending and building words and starts reading. Language Materials consists of the pink, blue and green materials. three letter short vowels words. (cat, sun, pet)

Blue: Basic blends
Green: Homograms and long vowels.
Think Fort bake cube.

Examples: sandpaper letters, moveable alphabet, grammar, mechanics.

Cultural Enrichment

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In addition to the core curriculum your child will be engaged in delightful activities that instill a lifelong love of science, history, culture, art, music and movement.

Examples:
Geography: Children learn to recognize the seven continents, planets, and land forms by color and shape.

History: Children explore the basic history, famous people, presidents and holidays around the world.

Enrichment

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Music

Our Music program at the Academy of Montessori International introduces musical experiences through rhythm, songs, instrumentation, music notation, dance and drama.  Students will be exposed to various genres of music while constructing a strong foundation for their musical future.
We understand that through music, the student’s cognitive abilities are fine tuned allowing them to embrace their academic experiences with enjoyment and productivity.

Stretch-n-Grow

Stretch-n-Grow, the world’s largest network of children’s fitness professionals is your school’s choice for fitness & nutrition education. Our objective is to improve the level of fitness in your children and teach them the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and the consequence of inactivity. Each class is designed to help children gain strength, cardiovascular wellness, improved motor development, spatial awareness and cognitive ability.

Spanish

Maria Montessori believed that the best time in a child’s life to learn a second, third, or fourth language is in the preschool and kindergarten years, “the absorbent mind” stage of human development.

At the Academy of Montessori International, Spanish is taught as an immersion program. Spanish is not only learned in Spanish class, but throughout the day as well. We sing, hold  classroom conversations, and give classroom directives in Spanish.