Lower Elementary 1st - 3rd Grade

Young elementary 孩子们 ages 6-9 are fascinated by stories: stories of animals; stories of the origins of things; stories of heroic accomplishments. 他们喜欢问大问题. Much of the lower elementary curriculum is designed to help 孩子们 explore their natural questions about their place in the world. 这个故事, 地理位置, biology and physical science curricula examine broad concepts and provide a framework for more abstract and in-depth study in later years.


Our Lower Elementary language curriculum offers a balanced approach to literacy. Children develop their reading by writing poems, stories and reports; they improve their composition skills by reading and appreciating literature. 老师, 孩子们, and peer reviewers work collaboratively on the student’s own written piece to compose, 编辑, 修改, 完善, and share in the creative process. In the Lower Elementary Program, 孩子们 continue to develop both encoding and decoding skills through the use of Montessori materials and a classroom environment rich in reading materials.


的 Montessori 数学 materials offer a tangible foundation upon which 数学ematical thinking can grow. 在此期间, 孩子们 develop greater ease with number operations and properties and more experience with the application of 数学ematical knowledge in problem solving. Our students explore concepts integral to arithmetic operations and plane geometry. 的y also memorize basic 数学 facts and solve problems. Eventually, the concrete materials give way to abstract calculations.


的 地理位置 curriculum includes physical, political, economic and human 地理位置. 的 Elementary curriculum begins with the first of five Great Lessons. This lesson is the Story of the Beginning of the Universe, and introduces students to the wonders of all sciences, 最具体的地理位置.


的 Story of the Coming of Life, the second of the five Great Lessons, 介绍植物学的研究, 动物学与生态学. Lessons in 植物学 include study of the parts of the plant – leaf, 根, 阀杆, 花, fruit and seed – as well as plant classification. Lessons in 动物学 include the study of vertebrates and invertebrates, 动物的分类, 身体系统和等级.

Lessons in human anatomy begin with the importance of the flow of blood in our bodies. Lessons in ecology introduce students to the interconnectedness of all living things and the part they play in the preservation of the planet and its species. An introduction to chemistry and physics prepare the students for the challenges of the Junior High science curriculum.


的 Great Story of Human Beings, the third of the five Great Lessons, introduces the development of humans throughout 历史. Lessons in 历史 include the study of natural 历史, human 历史 and the study of civilizations. Students learn about human inventions for the recording of time.


的 Elementary child is ready for a formalized study in a foreign language, as he or she has had sensorial experiences in many languages, reads and writes in a native language, and is using abstraction as a common exercise in learning. Spanish is the chosen language of 皇冠足球注册 curriculum.

Spanish in the Elementary class is taught as an integrated part of the curriculum. 的 孩子们 learn the Spanish language in relation to the study of language, 数学, 历史, 动物学, 植物学, 几何与地理. Spanish in the Elementary classroom is approached through the study of grammar, sentence analysis and word study in language. History includes further study of the fundamental needs of humans as well as the 历史 of language itself.

植物学, 动物学 and geometry are explored through the addition of Spanish names to the existing nomenclature. Political and physical 地理位置 easily lend themselves to the study of Spanish-speaking countries and cultures. Studying the 历史 of communication in numbers and famous Spanish-speaking 数学ematicians is part of the integration of Spanish into the 数学 area.


Physical Education program offers many avenues for the mental and physical energies of our students. Activities for all 孩子们 include body awareness, 健身, 伸展运动, 合作游戏, 轮流, listening skills and sportsmanship.

Activities from team games to 健身 regimes invite 孩子们 to test their own potentials and to challenge themselves to reach continually for higher objectives. Those same activities invite creative thinking and social awareness as well as cooperation and awareness of good team behavior.

的 Physical Education program maintains emphasis on independence, 自由和纪律, and respectful interactions with the 孩子们. 的 孩子们 enjoy a consistency in the approach to class management and in the approach to their individual development.

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