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The Lower Elementary classroom
After completing the Montessori Preschool Program, the child moves on to the Lower Elementary class. In the Pre-school class, the child has learned focus and concentration, and this has prepared him or her to fully engage in everything the Lower Elementary Program provides. The Lower Elementary Classroom is scientifically designed to sustain the independence the children have gained in the Pre-school Program, and to foster exploration of Montessori’s expansive curriculum.
New ways of using
The Lower Elementary Curriculum builds on the lessons learned in the Preschool Program. That is why you will find many of the Preschool materials in the Lower Elementary Classroom, where the children learn to use them in new ways. But also many new materials are introduced, which cause the child to experience variety, to discover new things and to understand more deeply the abstract concepts in math; language; and cultural studies that include biology, botany, zoology, geography, history, earth science, life sciences, physical sciences, and ecology.
Understanding the abstract concepts of
The educator, who is aware of language as a vital human expression, knows that language is not something taught by another, but something created by the children themselves.
Our Math Materials are the most glamorous. They are beautiful, showy, and in their simplicity, supremely intelligent. They give children a sensorial experience of the abstraction called mathematics.
The Montessori Biology Material sstimulate the children’s interest in nature.
They provide them with the names of the animals and their parts, the basic leaf shapes, parts of the leaves, parts of the plants, parts of the flower and so on.
With the Geography Materials the child is given the facts of his physical world.The facts learned and absorbed through this sensorial exploration provide a solid foundation to understand the characteristics of the land and the water.
The classroom is filled with exuberant activity. Because children in the age of 6 to 9 become more socially aware, they develop the drive to do things together. They exchange ideas with each other, work on projects together, and pose big questions to each other. Knowing what things are and how to do things no longer satisfies these 6 to 9 year olds; they want to understand why, what for and how things come to be the way they are.