CLAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL - 463 E. Main Street      Carmel, Indiana 46032   (317) 580-1850
          Montessori Curriculum - Preschool/Kindergarten
 
Full Member Schools of the American Montessori Society
 
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Respecting rights and property of others
Expressing feelings verbally
Initiating interaction with peers
Communicating freely with peers
Social grace and manners
Relating well with peers and adults
 
WORK HABITS
Initiating own work
Respecting materials
Expressing joy in discovery
Observing carefully
Welcoming new lessons
Exhibiting good concentration
Memory retention improved
Attention span increased
Persistence at a task
Decision making
Choosing challenging work
completing work cycle
Work without disturbing others
 
SENSORIAL
Visual discrimination
Tactile discrimination
Olfactory discrimination
Gustatory discrimination
 
MATH
Understands quantity
Recognize numerals 0-9
Counts objects to 9
Teen work
Linear counting to 100, 1,000
Skip counting
Decimal system - understanding place
    value
Addition, Subtraction
Multiplication, Division
Fractions, Exchanging
 
SCIENCE
STUDY OF:
    living, non-living
    animals, zoology
    plants, botany
    health
    food groups
    solar system
    magnets
    experiments
 
GEOGRAPHY
Geography of the body
Left, Right
Globe
World map - Continents
Recognize land forms
Recognize water forms
Oceans
North America
United States
Foreign maps
Flags/ U.S. and Foreign
Direction
Days of the week
Months of the year
Awareness of self and others
Calendar
Clock
 
MUSIC
Group singing
Rhythm
Walking on the line
Silence
Instruments
Appreciation
Study of classical music and
    composers
 
 
EMOTIONAL GROWTH
Accepting new situations
Exhibiting self-control
Cooperation
Welcoming challenges
Handling stressful situations
Developing positive self image,
    self confidence
Independence
Inner maturation
Positive and happy attitude encouraged
 
PRACTICAL LIFE
Control of movement
Recognize and respond to orderliness
Independently care for environment, self
Improve hand-eye coordination
Correctly use manipulative tools
Large and small muscle growth
 
LANGUAGE
Nomenclature
Readiness
Expression of thoughts
Group discussion
Interest in books and stories
Correct pronunciation
Phonetic alphabet and sounds
Initial and final consonants
Vowels
Reading words, sentences, readers,
    phonograms
Writing:
    - pencil grip
    - control of pencil
    - forms letters correctly
    - writes first and last name
    - writes phonetic words
    - writes sentences and stories
Rhyming, opposites
Spelling with moveable alphabet
Metal inset work
 
ART
Appreciation
Drawing
Painting
Clay
Collage
Cutting
Tracing
Creativity/Imagination
Joy in art expression
Study of classical art and artists
 
CULTURAL
History
Poetry
Playlets
Stories
Good manners
Poise and grace
Foreign languages
Respect for all living things
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
Calisthenics
Balance
Balls/Bean bags
Organized games
Free play
Good sportsmanship
 
 
 
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