Primary Age 3 to 6
The Primary Age 3 to 6 year old classroom at Montessori Academy is designed to connect children with a wide variety of experiences. Each of these opportunities fosters critical thinking, confidence, understanding and love of learning. Special efforts are made by the teachers each day to integrate the school experience with life outside school including the changing seasons, the natural environment of the campus and current events.
In addition to experiencing our outdoor environments for natural play and exercise, Primary students work in these six areas:
Practical Life: Independent practical works help foster a sense of order and an understanding of a child’s role in the classroom community. Each work helps develop the motor skills necessary to move forward in many other subjects.
Sensorial: Works that focus on colors, shapes and patterns help the child to acquire clear, conscious, information and to be able to then make classifications. Through the senses, the child begins to understand the environment. To Montessori, a child is a “sensorial explorer."
Mathematics: Montessori works in mathematics tangibly illustrate math concepts to bridge the gap between what children can hold in their hands and the abstract world of numbers.
Language: Oral language, pre-reading, reading readiness, and pre-writing works help prepare children in becoming successful readers and writers. Children who read are encouraged to work to their potential.
Science: Detailed Montessori science works allow children to build on and label elements that are tied to their natural interests. Also, science specimens are continually brought into the classroom from our riverfront campus.
Geography and Cultural Studies: Integrated geography, history and culture works delight students and open their minds to broad concepts.