By the time the children enter the yellow class, they have already learned the basics of reading, writing, math and language.
Through the Montessori Method we have these four overall goals:
Here we do activities that are a basic part of the child’s everyday life. We want to assist the child to gain an independence and adapt to their society. We will refine the childs senses even more using materials that emphasize size and shape, textures, sounds (soft & loud), matching and colors and weights.
By the end of the academic year the children should be reading three letter words and able to take simple dictation.
In regards to math, the children can count up to 100 forward and backwards as well as simple addition and subtraction.
In this area, exercises are designed to help the child develop his/her skills in health and hygiene, coordination movement, self confidence and discipline. The children are exposed to such activities as:
The Sensorial material allows the child to understand his environment through his senses. Each piece of material has one isolating quality such as color, weight, size, shape, texture, sound and smell. The exercises include:
The child is introduced to Math through the use of concrete to abstract. The following are the exercises in which the child learns the quantities and matching abstract symbols:
Many activities are designed to proceed naturally towards the development of skills for reading and writing. The child first learns the phonetic sounds of the letters which leads to building short phonetic words. The following exercises are included in language:
The children are introduced to cultural subjects which includes history, science, music and arts.