Pre-Primary/Early Elementary

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Pre-Primary/Early Elementary2018-08-30T09:24:03+00:00

In the FCMA Pre-primary and Early Elementary programs students enjoy exploring in beautifully prepared Montessori environments.  Our classes are designed to offer individualized learning and provide the necessary Montessori materials to help each student develop skills essential for these age groups.  Each classroom offers the children experiences in the practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural (geography, history, science, music and art) areas.  The materials in these curriculum areas are self-correcting.  This enables each child to gain greater confidence and perfection through his choice and repetition.  Children gain a sense of independence as they take an active role in the Montessori environment.  Below is a list of skills students in the Pre-primary and Early Elementary programs work towards developing.

A young girl cleaning the back of a wooden chair
Care of Oneself
Care of the Environment
Grace & Courtesy
Skills Developing
  • Dressing/Undressing
  • Hand Washing
  • Food Preparation
  • Sewing
  • Dusting
  • Plant Care
  • Table Scrubbing
  • Flower Arranging
  • Dish Washing
  • Greeting Others
  • Asking for Help
  • How to Problem-Solve
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Coordination
  • Independence
  • Sense of Order
  • Concentration
Visual Sense
Tactile Sense
Auditory Sense
  • Dimension
  • Form
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Temperature
  • Weight
  • Volume
  • Pitch
Gustatory Perception
Olfactory Perception
Skills Developing
  • Discrimination of Tastes
  • Discrimination of Smells
  • Comparisons
  • Decision Making
  • Spatial Reasoning/Awareness
Receptive & Expressive Language
Pre-Reading/Reading Skills
Composition/Creative Writing
Skills Developing
  • Enrichment of Vocabulary
  • Stories, Songs & Poems
  • Retell & Describe Stories
  • Ask/Answer Questions
  • Oral Sound Games
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Sound Manipulation
  • Sequencing
  • Rhyming
  • Sound Segmentation
  • Decoding
  • Phonograms
  • Sight Word Vocabulary
  • Word Study
  • Sentence Analysis
  • Moveable Alphabet
  • Greeting Others
  • Asking for Help
  • How to Problem-Solve
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Coordination
  • Independence
  • Sense of Order
  • Concentration
Numbers 1-10
The Decimal System
Operations & Math Facts
Linear & Skip Counting
Supplemental Math
  • One to One Correspondence
  • Numerical Names
  • Quantity to Symbol
  • Sequencing
  • Writing Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Using 0 as a Place Holder
  • Exchanging
  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Subtraction
  • Place Value
  • Tens
  • Teens
  • Greater Than/Less Than
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Money
  • Graphing
Physical Science
Life Science
Earth Science
  • States of Mater
    • Solids
    • Liquids-Water
    • Gas-Air
  • Magnetism
  • Sound
  • Light/Shadow
  • Electricity
  • Motion/Friction
  • Simple Machines
  • Inertia
  • Heat
  • Chemistry
  • Living/Non-Living
  • Plant/Animal
  • Botany
  • Seeds
  • Plants
  • Tree
  • Leaf
  • Roots
  • Fruit
  • Flower
  • Gardening/Harvesting
  • Zoology
  • Vertebrate/Invertebrate
  • Migration/Hibernation
  • Herbivore/Carnivore/Omnivore
  • Fish
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Mammals
  • Predator/Prey
  • Energy
  • Air Cycle
  • Weather/Climate
  • Seasons
  • Rocks/Minerals
  • Parts of Earth
  • Volcanoes
Human Anatomy
Ecology
Astronomy Aviation Scientific Process
  • Parts of the Body
  • Internal Organs
  • Five Senses
  • Nutrition
  • Recycling
Time
Three Fundamental Tenses
Personal History
  • Calendar
  • Days of the Week
  • Months of the Year
  • Seasons
  • Clock Study
  • Timeline of Life
  • Earth History
  • Past
  • Present
  • Future
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Personal Timelines
Physical Geography
Exploration of Globes & Maps
Cultural Geography
  • Land & Water Forms
  • Continents
  • Countries
  • States
  • Oceans
  • Mapping Skills
  • Continent Studies
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Flags
Exploring & Creating
Appreciation
Music
Appreciation
  • Coloring
  • Drawing
  • Painting at an Easel
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Clay/Sculpture
  • Collage
  • Printmaking
  • Weaving
  • Individual Artist Studies
  • Matching Pitch
  • Identifying Patterns, Beats & Vocal Timbres
  • Rhythm
  • Music From Around the World
  • Individual Composer Studies