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Montessori Curriculum

Practical Life - teaches a sense of pride in oneself, the environment, and the community
  • Care of Person: personal hygiene – the foundation of self-esteem 
  • Care of Environment: care of animals and plants, recycling, pride in their classroom and school 
  • Grace and Courtesy: manners, conflict resolution, making and keeping friends 
  • Coordination of Movement: eye-hand coordination, control of impulses 
Sensorial - development and refinement of the five senses
  • Sight – color, shape, size discrimination 
  • Hearing – sound discrimination 
  • Touch – texture, weight, temperature discrimination 
  • Smell – aroma discrimination 
  • Taste – food and drink exploration during snack time and lunch, and tasting exercises 
Language - exposure to the verbal world of the child
  • Vocabulary enrichment – use of proper names of objects in their world 
  • Grammar and Speech enrichment – correct speech patterns, pronunciation, and syntax 
  • Reading and Writing readiness – introduction to phonics, beginning and ending sounds, short vowel sounds, word building 
  • Letter and Sound recognition
  • Concepts of Print – prewriting exercises 
Mathematics - movement from concrete materials to abstract concepts. 
  • Understanding of numbers, beginning 1-10 
  • One-to-one correspondence 
  • Quantities 
  • Geometry – simple shapes 
Cultural Subjects
  • Geography - awareness of the outside world 
  • Role in the community – home, school, church, city, state, country 
  • Maps and globe – continents, oceans, countries 
  • Child’s world – their lives, families, friends, pets, heritage, and culture 
Science - opportunities using simple scientific methods to observe, examine, and predict the child’s world
  • Five senses 
  • Matter 
  • Solar System 
  • Animal classifications, parts of the animal 
Music/Art - expands the world through various mediums and tools in art and music
  • Singing in groups 
  • Instrument exploration 
  • Concert performances 
  • Drawing and painting 
  • Clay exploration 
Physical Activity
  • Group games 
  • Weather/seasons 
  • Botany 
  • Free play in fenced playground 
  • Safety 
  • Body awareness 
Spiritual Growth
  • Daily religious training using Bible stories and songs 
  • Weekly Mass participation 
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 
  • Pflaum Gospel Weeklies based on the Sunday readings 

Montessori Curriculum