About Our Lower Elementary Curriculum (Ages 6-9)

At this stage of development, children have acquired the ability to reason in a conscious way, seeking relationships between facts and an explanation of "why". They begin to move from the concrete into abstraction, and they enjoy working in a group of their peers. The Montessori curriculum is designed to recognize this growth and change.

Mathematics - The foundations laid in the primary class lead the children to abstraction in the four basic functions of arithmetic, the study of fractions and decimals, and the extraction of square and cube roots.

Language - The early reading experiences of the primary level allow the children to develop a complete facility in reading, an increase of comprehension through the materials for the cultural subjects, the technical skills of spelling and grammar, and an introduction to creative writing.

Cultural Subjects - Children of this age become interested in society and how they relate to it. They have a natural interest in the subjects that open this world to them - History, Botany, Zoology, Geography, Geometry, Art and Music. Each of these subjects is offered to the children with materials which stimulate their natural curiosity.

Sparking Imagination for Elementary Students

We feel privileged, at CASA Montessori, to provide your child with opportunities which speak to the vastness of his developing mind and to his new-found keen interest in social interaction. Between the ages of 6-12, your child is now captivated with stories and is asking extensive questions about "why" and "how". Maria Montessori observed that hearing stories always caught this child's attention and interest. At the beginning of each school year our Elementary teachers spark the child's imagination with Five Great Lessons, in story format, to introduce the historical beginnings of a subject area and span through time to present day. The child is inspired by those who came before us and to find out "more" about something capturing his interest.

With delight, at Casa, we offer Montessori's curriculum of "Cosmic Education."
You might ask how could the word "cosmic" be applied to education?
Dr. Montessori deemed her elementary curriculum "Cosmic Education" because subject areas are integrated and overlap. History, as seen through the study of the Needs of Man from early times to present, is really the main vehicle that enables the child to see the "web" of life with its connections and relationships. The child seeing this interrelatedness is excited about learning. He speculates about what his contribution and purpose will be within this "web" of school community and beyond.

"The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination."
- Maria Montessori

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