At Petite Maison, the Primary classrooms range in age from 3 to 6 years old. We offer half day or full day programs, 5 days a week. In our Primary Classrooms are divided into 5 areas practical life, sensorial, math, science, and language.
Language: Language emphasis on vocabulary building. It begins when the child enters the classroom for the first time. The phonetic reading and writing program uses sand paper letters to teach the basic phonetic sound and recognition of lower case letters. Having acquired a sound phonetic foundation, the montessori student is prepared for spelling and reading.
Math: Math principals are acquired through indirect preparation in the sensorial area and through manipulation exercises. These materials are concrete rather than abstract, they will be touched manipulated and counted. With this the child forms a solid foundation for understanding basic concept of our number system.
Science: Science stimulates curiosity, encourages active observation, and builds scientific vocabulary. At Casa Dei Bambini children will do simple science experiments for example mixing two primary colors resulting in to a secondary color, learning about magnets and non-magnetics, living and non-living etc. Science can be intimidating, but when children try different experiments it becomes easier to understand.
Sensorial: Sensorial area expands the child sensory perceptions and knowledge of the world. Maria Montessori called sensorial materials the “key to the universe” because they enable the child to perceive, identity, and classify what he/she sees, touches, smells, tastes and hears.