Pre-Primary/Early Elementary

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Pre-Primary/Early Elementary 2017-05-25T13:04:41+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

Practical Life

Care of Oneself
  • Dressing/Undressing
  • Hand Washing
  • Food Preparation
  • Sewing
Care of the Environment
  • Dusting
  • Plant Care
  • Table Scrubbing
  • Flower Arranging
  • Dish Washing
 Grace & Courtesy
  • Greeting Others
  • Asking for Help
  • How to Problem-Solve
 Skills  Developing
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Coordination
  • Independence
  • Sense of Order
  • Concentration

Sensorial

Visual Sense
  • Dimension
  • Form
  • Color
Tactile Sense
  • Texture
  • Temperature
  • Weight
Auditory Sense
  • Volume
  • Pitch
Gustatory Perception
  • Discrimination of Tastes
Olfactory Perception
  • Discrimination of Smells
Skills Developing
  • Comparisons
  • Decision Making
  • Spatial Reasoning/Awareness

Language

Receptive & Expressive Language
  • Enrichment of Vocabulary
  • Stories, Songs & Poems
  • Retell & Describe Stories
  • Ask/Answer Questions
  • Oral Sound Games
Pre-Reading/Reading Skills
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Sound Manipulation
  • Sequencing
  • Rhyming
  • Sound Segmentation
  • Decoding
  • Phonograms
  • Sight Word Vocabulary
  • Word Study
  • Sentence Analysis
Composition/Creative Writing
  • Moveable Alphabet
  • Greeting Others
  • Asking for Help
  • How to Problem-Solve
 Skills  Developing
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Coordination
  • Independence
  • Sense of Order
  • Concentration

Mathematics & Geometry

Numbers 1-10
  • One to One Correspondence
  • Numerical Names
  • Quantity to Symbol
  • Sequencing
  • Writing Numbers
The Decimal System
  • Place Value
  • Using 0 as a Place Holder
  • Exchanging
Operations and Math Facts
  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Subtraction
Linear & Skip Counting
  • Place Value
  • Tens
  • Teens
  • Greater Than/Less Than
Supplemental Math
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Money
  • Graphing

Science

Physical Science
  • States of Mater
    • Solids
    • Liquids-Water
    • Gas-Air
  • Magnetism
  • Sound
  • Light/Shadow
  • Electricity
  • Motion/Friction
  • Simple Machines
  • Inertia
  • Heat
  • Chemistry
Life Science
  • 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
Earth Science
  • Energy
  • Air Cycle
  • Weather/Climate
  • Seasons
  • Rocks/Minerals
  • Parts of Earth
  • Volcanoes
Human Anatomy
  • Parts of the Body
  • Internal Organs
  • Five Senses
  • Nutrition
Ecology
  • Recycling
Astronomy
Aviation
Scientific Process

History

Time
  • Calendar
  • Days of the Week
  • Months of the Year
  • Seasons
  • Clock Study
  • Timeline of Life
  • Earth History
Three Fundamental Tenses
  • Past
  • Present
  • Future
Personal History
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Personal Timelines

Geography

Physical Geography
  • Land & Water Forms
Exploration of Globes & Maps
  • Continents
  • Countries
  • States
  • Oceans
  • Mapping Skills
Cultural Geography
  • Continent Studies
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Flags

Art & Music Appreciation

Art 
Exploring & Creating
  • Coloring
  • Drawing
  • Painting at an Easel
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Clay/Sculpture
  • Collage
  • Printmaking
  • Weaving
Appreciation
  • Individual Artist Studies
Music
  • Matching Pitch
  • Identifying Patterns, Beats & Vocal Timbres
  • Rhythm
  • Music From Around the World
Appreciation
  • Individual Composer Studies