6-9 years old

In contrast to a grade-level classroom where a child has one year to cover certain learning objectives, the Montessori elementary classroom provides flexibility over several years.

Our elementary classroom is divided into four areas: Mathematics, Language, Culture (which includes History, Geography, and Science), and Computers.

Each child is supplied with journals to record his daily work. These serve as organizational tools for the student, fostering his independent learning.

In addition to core subjects offered, our curriculum includes: Physical Education, Computer class, Spanish, Art, Music and Movement, Chorus, Pre-band, and Band instrument instruction.

 

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Culture

The Culture area is one of the favorites. There is always an air of excitement and anticipation. The children actually participate in their learning and link all cultural aspects together. They look at Earth in geography and link social and economic development with the physical geography that affects the planet.

Science may be enhanced by a specialist doing experiments with the children; again, hands-on involvement is used with the students.

The classroom may contain a wide variety of animals for the children to study and tend.

Art, Music, and Physical Education vitalize the already integrated Montessori elementary prepared environment. Art projects are natural extensions of classroom work. For example, a child may make a tapestry of geometric figures, a three-dimensional salt map of a continent, or a mural of Colonial life. All of these projects reinforce and expand academic skills and artistic sensitivities.

The schools may have annual art shows and musical performances.

Music activities complement the child's work. National anthems, folk songs, and historical ballads key into the Social Studies areas, for instance. Writing music and plays provides occasion for dramatic integration of the Arts: Drama, Speech, Painting, and Literature.

Language

Emphasis is put on

  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Correct grammar
  • Creative writing
  • Reference use in both the school and the community

The children write and perform plays for their own amusement. All of this is interrelated with the other "core" subjects.

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Mathematics

Continuing from the preschool foundation, all concepts are introduced with concrete materials from:

  • Basic operations
  • Squaring
  • Cubing
  • Prime factors
  • Square roots
  • Geometry
  • Algebra

All concepts are given when the child is ready and not at a given chronological age. Our students consistently work above expected grade level.

Lower Elementary Level: Ages 6-9 Curriculum

Practical Life
  • Care of indoor and outdoor environments
  • Grace and courtesy
  • Public (field trip) etiquette

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Preschool/Kindergarten and Elementary/Middle School, 236 N. Swoope Avenue, Maitland, Florida, 32751
 (407) 628-0019

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