Early Elementary (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

Early Elementary

In the FCMA Early Elementary (K-1) program 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 Early Elementary program work towards developing.

Female student working on a work mat

Early Elementary Curriculum

PRACTICAL LIFE
Care of OneselfCare of the EnvironmentGrace & CourtesySkills 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
SENSORAL
LANGUAGE
MATHEMATICS & GEOMETRY
SCIENCE
Physical ScienceLife ScienceEarth 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 AnatomyEcology Astronomy Aviation Scientific Process
  • Parts of the Body
  • Internal Organs
  • Five Senses
  • Nutrition
  • Recycling
HISTORY
GEOGRAPHY
ART & MUSIC APPRECIATION