Some of you have asked us about the power of the Montessori Kindergarten Year. This is one of our most powerful leadership programs for our 5yr old students in our school. Children who are lucky enough, whose parents can afford to send them to a private school for one more year, (so the child can finish the kindergarten year in the same school) develop amazing leaderships skills. These leadership skills serve as the foundation for the rest of their lives.
According to the Sammamish Montessori School, of Seattle, Washington, “Your child has been unconsciously looking forward to being one of the “big kids” in the classroom so when he/she is put into a school where the kindergartners are looked down upon as being in the “baby class” his/her cycle of maturing is interrupted. It is especially unfortunate for a child who is a younger sibling at home to miss this opportunity to shine. This year of leadership gives a child immeasurable self-esteem and intellectual confidence.”
Please take a minute and review the article that may help clear many misunderstandings and gossips regarding the kindergarten year at our Montessori school.
Please feel free to setup a time to have coffee with the director and discuss why your child should stay at the Montessori Ivy League for the kindergarten year.
Looking forward to seeing you.
This level broadens the subject matter even more; from biology to music to mathematics. The children now are closer to mastering Practical Life exercises. Subjects include:
- Science and Nature
- Music and Movement
- Cooking and Nutrition
- Cultural Understanding
- Language Arts
Children are also introduced to:
- Care of Personality
- Care of Environment
- Social Graces
|TIME||A TYPICAL ADVANCED PRIMARY DAY AT MONTESSORI IVY|
|7:00 AM - 8:00 AM||Early Arrival (early care begins at 7:30 AM)|
|8:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Montessori Time (3 hours uninterrupted learning time)
Language, Math, Science, Art, Practical Life, Sensorial, Music and Geography
|9:15 AM – 11:00 AM||Snack Time
During this time, children may choose to eat a healthy snack when they are hungry
|11:00 AM – 11:30 AM||Playground (large motor activities)|
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Line Time
Greeting, Pledge of Allegiance, Calendar, Oral Learning, Story Time, Music, Movement Activity, Foreign language, and Art
|12:00 AM – 12:30 PM||Lunch Time
Grace & Courtesy, Table Manners, and Social Emotional
|12:00 PM – 12:30 PM||Half Day Dismissal|
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM|| Nap Time
Work time for students who don’t nap (4 years and up)
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM||Independent Montessori work
Children continue their work from morning time and teacher has the opportunity to work one-on-one with children.
|2:00 PM – 2:45 PM||Writing Lab and Computer Lab|
|2:45 PM – 3:00 PM||Music, Spanish, Art|
|3:00 PM – 7:00 PM||Full Day Dismissal/Extended Day/Aftercare|