Elementary


Middle Creek Montessori offers a unique educational opportunity for elementary children based on the dynamic learning principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Our Montessori elementary program is a rich blend of hands-on educational experiences designed to nurture and enhance the natural unfolding of your child as a whole, unique person.

Montessori Elementary Curriculum
Through careful observation and sensitivity to individual learning styles and internal timelines of development, we offer each child a stimulating academic program in an integrated course of study that includes literature, creative writing, mathematics, geometry, history, geography, botany, zoology, chemistry, art, music and physical education.
 
Language
The Montessori Language Arts curriculum includes a strong empahsis on reading, writing and spelling with: phonogram study, reading, creative writing, novel reading, spelling, penmanship, dictionary skills, poetry and grammar.
 
Mathematics
Building on skills learned in preschool, the elementary curriculum teaches the four operations, geometry, fractions, time, money, and measurement.
 
Cosmic Education
The Montessori approach to history, geography, botany, zoology, and chemistry includes an integrated study of the earth, its formation and history, the plant and animal kingdom, geography and earth sciences. Lessons and activities are designed to teach fundamental concepts as the children discover the wonder and scope of the universe and our place in it.
History includes the study of time, the time line of life, the fundamental needs of people and how they are met in various cultures.
 
Geography includes detailed study of the continents and oceans, earth science and the study of countries and capitals.
 
Botany includes the understanding of plants as one of the key components that sustain life on earth. Studies include the five kingdoms of classification for living organisms, plant anatomy and physiology, gardening, and plant industries.
 
Zoology includes an overview of the animal kingdom, exploring animal needs and how they are met.
 
Chemistry includes an introduction to basic atomic and molecular theory, elements, compounds and mixtures, and states of matter presented in an easy to understand manner.
Health, Nutrition and Physical Education
  • Lessons on the human body, its systems, and how to keep healthy.
  • Participation in team and individual sports.

 

Enrichment Activities

  • Exploring drawing, color, sculpture, perspective and cultural art history.
  • Foreign language: Spanish
  • Singing, rhythm activities, creating instruments for a classroom orchestra, studying composers and their music.
 
At Middle Creek Montessori, our students find great joy in the learning experience and learn to love to learn.