Elementary Program

Elementary Program (Grades 1-6)

 

Lectura Montessori School takes pride in offering students a quality education.  We offer lower (1 - 3 grades) and upper (4 - 6 grades) elementary programs that follow and exceeds state standards through using Montessori educational principles. 

 

We encourage every child in our program to strive to achieve their very best in class. Each child  takes ownership of their learning by completing their individual daily work plans. 

 

The students work in both English and Spanish. We invite you to view and schedule a tour of our program.

 

Elementary Curriculum

Frida Kahlo Community

 

We offer Lower Elementary (grades 1 – 3) and Upper Elementary (grades 4 – 6) programs that follow and exceed state standards implementing Montessori educational principles.  Students work in the areas of Montessori in both Spanish and English.  Our students have individualized work plans to allow them to use time effectively and to make appropriate choices.  Students conduct research within the content of the curriculum.  Areas of study include:  Language Arts, Mathematics, Geometry, Physical Science, Biological Science, Geography, History, Fine Arts, and Physical Education.

 

Language Arts

The Montessori Language Arts curriculum is designed to enhance the students’ skills in reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, grammar, communication skills through presentations, and provide connections with literature, history, math, geography, and science.

 

Spanish/English

Students work with nomenclature, pictures and word labels, read books, research and present projects in both Spanish and English.

Reading:  Students increase reading and comprehension skills through various reading activities.  Students practice reading silently and aloud to teachers and peers and participate in home reading. 

 

Handwriting 

Print and cursive skills are reinforced through practice, journal writing, and classwork.

 

Writing

Students begin to write simple sentences using graphic organizers to organize thoughts.  As students skills progress, sentence structure becomes more complex, spelling improves, and students began to form structured paragraphs.  Students write book reports, journal writing, poetry, and develop research skills.

 

Spelling

Students learn word families, create spelling lists from readings, study word origins and definitions, and test spelling skills.  Picture and word labels, sight words, and nomenclature are practiced.

Grammar:  Students study the parts of speech and their functions using Montessori materials.

 

Mathematics

Elementary Montessori materials allow students to develop math concepts and memorization of facts.  Students receive presentations at an individualized pace.

 

Areas include:  Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Skip Counting, Memorization of Math Facts, Fractions, Common Multiples and Divisors, Greatesst Common Divisor, Squaring, Prime Factorization, Ratio/Proportions, Decimals, Percentages, Base Systems, Integers, Square Roots, Cube Roots, Estimation, Word Problems, and Math History.

 

Geometry

Identifying lines and its parts through studying Angles, Polygons, Triangles,Quadrilaterals, Circles, Area, and Volume.

 

Physical Science

Students engage in projects, lectures, discussions, and experiments.  Projects and research help students to understand abstract concepts.

 

Botany

Students study botany nomenclature and definitions, plant classification, biomes and ecosystems.

 

Zoology

Students study the animal kingdom, cells, internal and external body parts, and independent research.

 

Geography

Students learn about many different cultures as they learn about countries around the world.  Students also study the evolution of geography since the formation of the earth.

 

History

Students study the concept of the passage of time, geologic time and the study of civilizations throughout history.

 

Physical Education

Students participate in activities that allow them to engage in conditioning, strengthing, and rules. Cooperation and sportmanship are taught through structured  and informal sports activities and games.

 

Why Spanish and English?  We follow the Montessori philosophy and curriculum in a billingual environment.  We believe that children should engage in both Spanish and English languages once they enter preschool so that they master efficient reading skills in English to ease the transition into a non-Montessori environment.

 

Elementary Tuition

In an effort to maintain a quality eductional program and the financial stability of Lectura Montessori School, we require all enrolling families to complete the entire ten (10) month school year per our Parent Contract Agreement. Families that enroll mid-year are required to complete the duration of the academic school year. 

 

Tuition payments are assessed as one annual fee or ten monthly installments.

 

All tution payments are due the first day of every month. Late payments will be assessed a fee.

 

Please click the links below for our Elementary Tuition Scale and Enrollment Packet.

Lectura Montessori School

6823 Roosevelt Road 
Berwyn , IL 60402
United States

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