The 3-6 Curriculum
The 3-6 Curriculum Practical Life skills provide the foundation for all other activities in the Montessori classroom. Through exercises of his every day life, from pouring water or learning how to tie a shoelace, the child learns to properly take care of himself so that he may feel independent and does not have to rely on an adult for his basic needs. This purposeful work contributes to the development of concentration, coordination of movement, and mastery of the environment.
Sensorial activities allow the child to refine each of his senses. He will become a child who can appreciate color or texture diﬀerences, organize his thoughts and objects in his environment. Dr. Montessori believed “the human hand allows the mind to reveal itself.”
Creative Arts provide a means of self expression. Rather than completing a specific project, children are free to choose art materials to create with loose parts and a variety of high quality art mediums and techniques.
Geography & Culture
Geography & Culture are celebrated with traditions like music and stories as well as maps and flags. Children begin to see the uniqueness of other cultures.
Science gives children real, hands-on experiences with topics such as buoyancy and magnetics as well as exposure to the worlds of biology and botany.
Mathematics lessons lead the child through progressive hands-on activities, emphasizing concepts while preparing the child for abstractions supported by the math materials.
Language activities such as object matching, tracing sand paper letters, spelling with the moveable alphabet and cursive writing help the child explore the world around them through spoken and written word.