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©2018 by The Grove

Lower Elementary 

Grades 1-3

Our Lower Elementary classroom is a warm, multi-age, stimulating environment with highly trained teachers and materials that invite exploration and research. Children learn to face challenges with confidence and begin to find their own place in the world around them.

 

The carefully-developed elementary curriculum guides the child through identifying, classifying, and researching all of the fascinating concepts in each chosen field of study. The areas of practical life, language, math, geometry, botany, zoology, geography, and history are all represented in the classroom, with materials that lead the child to abstraction of the fundamental concepts in each area.

 

It is now the job of the elementary teacher to provide the child with the materials and information to discover the interconnectedness of the universe.

"There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community."

- Dr. Maria Montessori

Daily Schedule

 

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:15: Arrival

8:15 - 8:30: Daily Oral Language (DOL) or Silent Reading, and Calendar

8:30 - 12:00: Lessons and Independent Work

12:00 - 12:30: Lunch

12:30 - 1:30: Outdoor Play

1:30 - 3:15: Lessons and Independent Work

3:15 - 3:30: Class Meeting and Dismissal

 

Friday

8:00 - 8:15: Arrival

8:15 - 8:30: Journal

8:30 -10:45: Art and Music

10:45 - 11:45: Spanish

12:00 - 12:30: Lunch

12:30 - 1:30: Outside Play

1:30 -2:00: File and Plan

2:00 - 3:00: Presentations, Birthday Celebrations, Show and Tell, Classroom Deep Clean

3:00 - 3:20: Class Meeting

3:30: Dismissal