A Montessori trained teacher will introduce your child to many activities and concepts each day based upon his or her unique development. The learning, however, is not so much taking place in the lesson as it is through independent activity when he or she comes back to explore it, repeat it and perfect it.
In the Primary classroom there are five main areas of the classroom:
· Practical life works help children develop skills in caring for one's self, others and the
environment. We prepare many materials that children see as part of their daily routine in their
home. The main purpose of these activities is to aid the child in developing coordination,
independence, concentration and order. Some examples are pouring, dusting, sweeping,
cutting with scissors, sewing, washing or scrubbing different objects, and food preparation.
· Sensorial promotes the development of the senses. Children develop cognitive skills by
learning to order and classify their impressions through activities involving the senses of touch,
sight, taste, smell, listening and by exploring properties of their environment.
· Language materials build skills in analyzing sounds in a word, preparing the hand for writing,
and laying a foundation in phonetic skills to prepare the child for reading.
· Mathematics materials help children learn and understand abstract mathematical concepts
through the use of concrete, manipulative materials, gaining a solid foundation in mathematical
principles, preparing them for abstract reasoning and enhancing their solving skills.
· Cultural introduces children to the world around us through sensorial, hands-on experiences
with the purpose of presenting various concepts and ways to explore them. The materials cover
subjects of Geography, History, Biology, Zoology and Physics experiments.