Curriculum

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Educational Philosophy

The aim at All About Kids Montessori School is to educate the whole child. The excellence Montessori Method of education is coupled with a focus on freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. In an environment carefully prepared to stimulate development, ourprograms2children are respectfully given the freedom to be themselves to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.

The child’s natural sense of wonder, exploration, discovery, independence and concentration are nurtured in the classroom. The teacher acts to help the child discover the prepared environment by observing a child’s interest, introducing appropriate self-teaching materials, and allowing space and time for discovery. Children receive

Instruction individually or in small groups and may choose to work along or with other children. There is freedom to move around the room, to socialize and to work.


The child enters a prepared environment. The Montessori aspects of the classroom include:

Practical Life Exercises for promoting large and small muscle coordination, concentration and persistence to complete a work cycle. Activities include sweeping the floor, scrubbing bright tropical shells, pouring colored water, from pitcher and tightening screws into a wooden blocks, etc

Sensorial Exercises for refining sense perceptions and relating basic space and dimensional relationships. Thisourprograms2colorful series of materials includes graduated color tablets for refining color perception and movable triangles used to build basic geometrical shapes.

Language Exercises for vocabulary development, phonetics leading to reading, prewriting and writing skills, and basic grammar. Children begin with a visual/tactile/auditory experience of tracing sandpaper letters and later may learn grammar skills with the aid of miniature farm.

 

 

Mathematics Exercises for concrete representations of quantity and operational functions. By picking up and moving around color coded beads, number symbol card, spindles, discs, etc……., and by performing mathematical exercises, the children develop a solid base for later understanding of abstract mathematics.

Science Exercises for introducing basic scientific procedures in problem solving, and hands-on contactsourprograms2with the processes and materials in nature.

Geography Exercises for presenting land forms and countries using clay, Water, and puzzles maps, etc., Cultural awareness is celebrated with food, dance and song. A global view of people and their sameness is stressed.

 

 

Curriculum Goals for Children Attending AAK

Two and five year olds

Personal & Social Domains

Self Concept

Self Control

Approaches to learning

Interaction with others

Social problem-solving

 

Language and literacy

 

Speaking ourprograms2

 

Reading

 

Writing

Represents ideas and stories through pictures, dictation, and play uses scribbles and unconventional shapes to write (3 yrs olds: uses letter – like shapes, symbols, and letters to convey meaning) (3 yrs olds: understanding purposes for writing)                                  ourprograms2

 

Mathematical Thinking

Mathematical processes

 

Number and operations

 

Patterns, relationships, and functions

 

Geometry and spatial relations ourprograms2

 

Measurements

 

Scientific Thinking

Inquiry

Social Studies ourprograms2

People, past and present

Human Interdependence

 

Citizenship and government

 

People and where they live

 

The Arts

Expression and representation

 

Understanding and appreciation ourprograms2

 

Physical Development and Domain

Gross motor development

 

Fine motor development

 

Personal health and safety