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Curriculum

The environment  carefully designed for children to "learn by doing". In our carefully designed environment there are a variety of activities. It is a calm, structured space constructed to meet a child’s individual needs. Here, the child experiences a blend of freedom and discipline in a space especially designed for his or her optimal development.

 
  The Montessori preschool curriculum is interdisciplinary and interactive. It encompasses five broad areas:
   

PRACTICAL LIFE exercises instill care for self, for others, and for the environment. Activities include many of the tasks children see as part of their daily routine in the home such as preparing food. The exercises of Practical Life allow the children to learn to function independently by caring for their own needs and the needs of the class environment. They learn to complete such tasks by developing their powers of control and concentration. One distinct group of Practical Life exercises is referred to as "Grace and Courtesy" which aids the development of social relations (greeting, serving, accepting, apologizing, thanking, etc.)

     
SENSORIAL AREA focuses on the development of sensory perception. All five senses are engaged as children learn to differentiate among sizes, colors, weights, forms, textures, scents, tastes, and musical sounds. Aristotle said, "There is nothing in the intellect which was not first in the senses."
   

LANGUAGE AREA offers the young child the opportunity to develop oral language through discussions, storytelling, poetry, vocabulary lessons, etc. A phonics approach to reading is incorporated. The "Sandpaper Letters" help children link sound and symbol effortlessly, through a sight-sound-touch presentation of the alphabet. Numerous studies have found that explicit and direct phonics instruction offers significant benefits to children learning to read. The earlier children receive phonics instruction, the better. Many reading experts and the National Reading Panel stress that phonics instruction must be individualized for every child. One-size-fits-all phonics instruction doesn’t always work. A Montessori classroom offers just that: individualized phonics instruction starting in the class. Writing and reading skills are generally developed consecutively. To further enhance reading development, children are taught grammar

     

MATHEMATICS activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. Various activities allow the child to internalize concepts of quantity, sequence, decimal system, place value and to explore the processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division Roman number, before and after, pattern and mazes etc.,. This work gives children a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, prepares them for later abstract reasoning, and helps develop problem-solving capabilities.

   

GEOGRAPHY, BIOLOGY, BOTANY, ZOOLOGY, ART and MUSIC are integrated in the Class curriculum. Children learn about people and cultures. Art programs give children every opportunity to enjoy a variety of creative activities and gain knowledge of the great masters. Children should be exposed to this type of training early so we start it in the class.  Our children are very interested in science as we have science everywhere around us. While doing cooking activities kids are learning about science and math.

   
In our curriculum we have monthly theme and daily theme. Every Monday we have show and tell, all the kids are speaking confidently during line time. We do yoga daily. At least twice in a year we go for the field trips.

 Music and dance is also a part of our curriculum. We feel in this age children can learn any language easily so we are helping them to explore Hindi and Kannada also.

   
 
 

   

 
 

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