Lower Elementary : Get on Waitlist

Ms. Ruchika John

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

Meet Miss John!

  • Has over 16 years of teaching experience as a Montessori teacher.
  • NAMC Certified.
  • She has earned a Masters degree in Psychology.
  • Focus:
    • Academically challenging students for the advancement beyond their potential.
    • Educating students with a firm foundation to later on become confident individuals with higher self-esteem.
    • Create a fun filled and understandable learning experience for every child.
  • Proud to be Montessori certified

Get on our waiting list for the 2021-22 school year by filling out our MRA Contact Form. Our administration team will be in contact with you shortly.

Lower Elementary at Montessori Reggio Academy (Grades 1-3)

Admission into the elementary program requires that children are 6 years old on or before September 1st.

In an exciting research style of learning, elementary children work in small groups on a variety of projects, which spark the imagination and engage the intellect.  Lessons by trained Montessori teachers direct children toward activities which help them to develop reasoning abilities and life skills.  At this age, the appetite of children to understand the universe and their place in it directs the elementary work toward all aspects of culture.

Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, science, music, and art.  Exploration of each area is encouraged through trips outside the classroom to community resources, such as a library, planetarium, botanical garden, science center, factory or hospital.  This inclusive approach to education fosters a feeling of connectedness to all humanity and encourages their natural desire to make contributions to the world.

The most alluring bit of leeway of the idealized multi-age classroom to teachers might be that it is lined up with the conviction that children should learn at an individual speed to arrive at their maximum capacity.

Since confident children learn quicker, or more slowly, keeping offspring of a similar age, learning similar ideas will wind up giving up a few, pulling others back and many other benefits. Learning has little to do with age, and significantly more to do with how well they ingest and decipher data, just as their learning style. Presenting children to a blended age bunch climate helps support their learning experience and their advancement in various manners. While nobody appears to know why the vast majority of our schools are isolated by age, at Montessori Reggio Academy, we understand why we don’t follow the standard. Montessori Reggio Academy frees each class up to various kids, uncovering potential in different children that are further along in their improvement cycle, and a couple of steps behind too like, in actuality.

Benefits of Elementary Montessori Classroom

Classrooms of Montessori private schools are relatively famous for their magnificence. Loads of normal light and space are basic needs in the classroom plan. This is wholly accomplished on purpose. “Establishing an excellent and open climate is of fundamental significance, as kids direct their learning with the assistance of carefully planned learning helps.

Self-amendment & self-examination are essential sections of the Montessori classroom approach.  Most of the Montessori homerooms are mixed-age and also expected to make allies to the companion gathering. The mixed developed social affairs affirm adolescents to acquire from one another, talk with one another, and improve essential capacities like affirmation and fuse.

The multi-age learning climate is exceptional and a critical factor to this instructive strategy. More children have an incredible chance to build up their social, correspondence, initiative, and passionate abilities by working with more established kids. More established children likewise profited by this methodology.

 Sense of community

There is an incredible feeling of community inside the classroom of Montessori schools. There is regard for the environment and the people inside it.

As parents or  guardians, we can improve our child’s feeling of having a place by searching for ways to contribute and feel essential and critical. In classrooms, the Montessori “Elegance and Courtesy” exercises give children thoughtful approaches to acquire a positive feeling of importance and have a place by building their social sense of local area and social abilities competency. This desires students to work helpfully and share to examine the different stations in the Montessori classroom of private schools. Children in Montessori classrooms, with an actual impression of the environment, check out how to regard each other and fabricate a feeling of the local area.

In Montessori schools, there is a solid spotlight on regard for companions, educators, and even the classroom materials to construct a community’s social feeling. This regard is purposefully established through the first set up of the environment and afterwards setting aside some effort to show concern in “Effortlessness and Courtesy” exercises. These viewpoints, alongside other Montessori standards, establish an environment where youngsters can flourish.

Over the long run, and with intermittent reminding prompts from the classroom environment, the kid will turn out to be more talented in communicating their requirements, and likely decline any control given that could somehow, or another emerges in such a second. Whether in the classroom or at home, training elegance and kindness abilities will benefit your child’s conduct and take into account a more wonderful classroom just as a more charming environment any place the kid may go.

Here at Montessori Reggio Academy we deliberately instruct our students  to be caring and serene. Montessori classrooms are brilliant and energizing conditions for learning. Montessori classes unite kids in multi-age gatherings, as opposed to types involving only one evaluation level. This permits teachers to grow close, long haul associations with their students, realize every child’s learning style well, and empowers a definite feeling of the local area among the students.

Montessori teaching method and Classroom Curriculum Expectations

There are five primary standards of encouraging techniques in private Montessori schools

  • Regard and honor for the Child.
  • The Permeable Mind.
  • Sensitive Periods.
  • An Organized, Calm and Supportive Environment.

Math – Master all operations abstractly and apply them throughout the curriculum

Language – Identify, construct and analyze nine parts of speech and sentence elements.  Write creative stories.

Cultural – Able to select a topic, use various resources, analyze data, write a paragraph on that topic and present it.

Social/Emotional – Functioning member of a class meeting, able to identify problems, contribute solutions, and negotiate a resolution that is practical, respectful, reasonable, responsible and relevant.

Reading – On level or above, with comprehension and understanding of sequencing and predicting

Problem Solving – Ignore it, Talk it over respectfully with the other person, Work together on a win/win solution, Write it in the concern book


Practical Life

Practical life activities are essential in developing concentration, large and fine motor coordination, following a process, and positive self-esteem. Children learn the language and social skills necessary for positive, peaceful interactions with their classmates and teachers. Activities include essential skills, pouring, table scrubbing, sweeping, and many grace and etiquette lessons.

Sensorial

Children search extensively with sensory materials designed by Montessori Reggio Academy. These materials intend to be crucial to the everyday world. Each material distinguishes a specific sensory input or experience. Visual, auditory, tactile, tactile, olfactory, and other senses are educated and refined through children’s work with these materials. Accurate language gives after the acquisition of sensory experience. The teacher, through observing the individual child and knowledge of the child’s developmental stages. They try to demonstrate the subject in the appropriate “sensitive period.” These activities also include several indirect preparations for further work in language and mathematics. Fingers, hands, and arms are preparing to write, and children are enjoying all kinds of groups, sets, scenes, and geometric patterns in a visual and tactile manner.

Cultural Studies

  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History

The Individualized Educational Plan

The IEP and Work Plan is utilized in different ways according to the individual needs of the child, as well as the child’s grade level.  It is important to note that teachers and parents have definite expectations for each child, but it is impossible to set a uniform goal for the number of pieces of work a  child should accomplish at a certain grade level.  The amount of work done in a day differs from student to student.  Once the student has made teachers and parents aware of certain capabilities, those capabilities are then used as a guideline for what our expectations of the child should be.  The IEP and work plan allows us, along with the student, to see what areas the student is focusing on the most, and what the student needs to do to create a balanced academic situation.

The important thing to keep in mind about the IEP and work plan is that the quality of a students work, along with the student’s  level of understanding of a piece of work, is far more important than the quantity of work that a child does on any given day. We make every effort to support the student while still challenging their academic mind.

Technology:

As a student enters their Montessori elementary years, they transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Students are exposed and learn to use a variety of print reference materials including dictionaries, and reference books and material to develop an understanding of how to conduct research and in some cases they will start the use of a computer. Students also begin typing some of their final research paragraphs although most work is still done by hand at this age but there is an introduction to technology that will include typing, practicing research and working online. Screen time is limited in a Montessori Setting.

Benefits of Private Lower Elementary at MRA 

A Montessori education system is an approach for schools that rely on self-coordinated motion, active knowledge-seeking, and collective production. In the Montessori classrooms, students settle on inventive choices in their education, while classes and profoundly prepared educators offer age suitable exercises to direct the cycle. In contrast to conventional schools, a Montessori environment offers a multi-age-level way to deal with learning. Students stay with a solitary teacher for a very long time. This permits solid bonds to frame between the teacher and student, between the teacher and the parents, and between students.

Montessori exercises emphasis on creating one expertise or idea by separating it into straightforward advances. Each progression should be finished before the result of the movement can be accomplished.

Montessori based schools urge students to be interested and autonomous while they partake in their learning cycle. Montessori teachers establish conditions where kids have the chance to draw in, experience, and investigate inestimable schooling through materials and involved learning.

Montessori training empowers great citizenship through elegance and graciousness exercises and an early spotlight on harmony instruction. Students in classrooms of Montessori schools, by the idea of the atmosphere, learn how to regard each other and construct a nearby, caring local area cultivating the advancement of good social abilities. The more younger children model the more older children’s conduct, while the more seasoned kids go about as tutors and now and then educators themselves. Maturing up in the study hall imparts every kid with a feeling of local area and obligation as they develop from the ones served to the actual assistants.

Multi-age classrooms remake a family group. Older students appreciate height as guides and good examples, while more younger students feel upheld and acquire certainty about difficulties ahead. Montessori educator’s model regard, cherishing benevolence, and faith in serene compromise. Since Montessori coaches are prepared to be facilitators as opposed to chiefs, it desires teens to share and work agreeably to figure out different stations in the classrooms of Montessori. Multi-age classrooms of Montessori urge additional reputable understudies to be good examples, while more young kids are propelled and taught by the work and activities around them. Everybody partakes in a study hall climate where we are each reminded that we generally have something to gain from each other.

Private Montessori schools help every child become free. Each child is allowed the chance to advance at their own speed and formative level. Everything about a Montessori study hall, ordinarily alluded to as ‘readied conditions’, are painstakingly planned with materials to help the kid’s arising freedom starting at an early age.

Montessori school’s teaching obliges distinctive learning styles and invites kids to advance at their own speed and Individualized Educational Plan, students are allowed to investigate the study hall climate and build up their own specific advantages inside every territory of the educational plan. The instructor controls the youngster through the educational program, supporting both the kid’s qualities and zones of need. The certified educators at Montessori Reggio Academy ensure that no child is left behind all while following a Individualized Educational Plan for each child and using an authentic Montessori education but still aligned with Fort Bend ISD.