Primary 1/Private Kindergarten
Primary Classroom Ages 5-6 Years
Meet our Primary 1 Teacher!
Our primary program is available for children ages 3 through 6. Primary Montessori Day School is a private, non-sectarian, and co-educational school that uses the Montessori curriculum to educate your child and to teach independence. Your child will benefit from the multi-age classrooms that help students to learn and support each other. And, children learn at their own pace. This allows a child to find activities and areas that excite them. And, they’ll thrive as they learn and grow in activities that they enjoy
The Montessori Method, Reggio Emelia Approach, and STEAM
MRA’s primary educational program gives your child the keys to success throughout their education and lifetime. We strive to provide your child with the hands-on learning and support they need to have the very best opportunity to thrive. Our qualified staff provides a curriculum that’s individualized to meet your child’s needs while also focusing on providing opportunities for your child to develop his or her natural interests and abilities.
MRA also focuses on STEAM, a national initiative used in all public and most private schools, pushing students to be critical thinkers- able to apply all learning to real life situations. “STEAM stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math.’ It’s an approach to teaching and learning in which STEM education principles are taught through the arts. It is the intentional weaving of academic study with arts disciplines such as visual art, dance, music, and theater.
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, spoon, buttoning, table scrubbing, sweeping, sewing, polishing metal and wood, walking the line, and many grace and etiquette lessons.
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.
Montessori Reggio math is attractive to both children and adults. When they search using Montessori math, many adults find that they better understand the math they learned as children—a springboard for abstract work followed by a concrete approach to mathematics through various manipulations. The number of children starts with the basic concepts of 0–10 and increases the sense of value in space. Kindergarten students can add four digits, subtraction, multiplication, and division when they work for a three-year cycle with these excellent materials!
The official structured reading curriculum supports:
Joy and desire to understand the written word is thus fostered.
Classification and linguistic work in the cultural field will improve. Materials available to initiate scientific exploration are:
Our kindergarteners are independent readers, writers, and scientist. Our program complies with Fort Bend ISD’s standards and ensures a foundation of success for the grade levels to come. It consists of:
- Use self-help skills (i.e. feed themselves, bathroom independently, button, zip, buckle, etc.)
- Recognize their first name in print
- Listen and talk about stories that are read to them
- Share ideas in complete sentences
- Use tools to develop fine motor control skills (i.e. scissors, crayons, pencils, Shoe tying, etc.)
- Lanuage and reading: Reading is taught in small groups and tailored to a student’s individual needs. We will work on the strategies that create strong readers including phonological awareness, fluency and comprehension.
- Word Wall and Writing: Writing is taught from Day 1. Students will learn the basic concepts including correct punctuation and capital letters to expanding and elaborating their voice with verbs and onomatopoeias.
- Phonics: Phonics is taught with a daily program that incorporates hand-writing and correct letter formation. Phonics emphasizes correct letter-sound correlation, letter-sound blends and common spelling patterns.
- Math: Math focuses on composing and decomposing numbers 0-20. Students will visually recognize and perform mental math while creating word problems to the sum of 20. We will work with graphing, 3-D shapes and skip-counting to 100.
- Science: In science, children learn about different taxonomies of animals (birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, dinosaurs, etc.) and science experiments on botany (flowers, trees, leaves, plants, etc.). Through these hands, through interactive experiences, children can explore the world around them at their own pace.
- Social Studies and Geography