Lessons are primarily presented through the use of Montessori materials and exercises. The curriculum is inter-disciplinary; no subject is taught in isolation. Montessori materials provide sequential learning; the lessons and materials build in sequence to provide an extraordinary foundation. Learning is purposeful and joyful.
Practical Life: Independence, concentration,coordination and social skills are learned and refined through the exercises of Practical Life. Whether it is preparing snack or arranging flowers, children feel a sense of accomplishment and joy.
Sensorial: Primary age children are sensorial learners. Lessons in this area are designed to foster and support the refinement of the senses. Through exploration of the Sensorial materials, children categorize and organize the qualities of the world around them.
Language: The Language program focuses on spoken language, writing and reading. Starting with phonetic sounds and cursive sandpaper letters children experience a wide range of lessons that prepare them for creative writing and reading phonetically and in some cases fluently.
Mathematics: The decimal bead material gives children a strong foundation and a deep understanding of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are then presented with lessons that help them to memorize simple math facts. Children experience geometry through several Sensorial materials.
Cultural: The concepts of earth, water, continents and countries are explored in this area. Children learn an extensive vocabulary for botany, zoology and cultural concepts.
Montessori School of Cumming 4601 Post Road Cumming, GA 30040