Our Curriculum

Basic Montessori Curriculum

8-12A good Montessori school provides a solid balanced program for age 3 – 6. Subject areas typically include:

  • Practical Life
    • care of self
    • care of the environment
    • grace and courtesy
  • Sensorial
  • Math
  • Language/Preparation for Reading
  • Science
    • botany
    • zoology
  • Art
  • Physical Geography
  • Cultural Geography
    • music
    • cooking
    • crafts

Extra subjects that are often included:

  • Foreign Language
  • Music
  • Movement

Below is a detailed listing of our more detailed curriculum (specifically Geography and Science):


 

CK Montessori’s Detailed Monthly Curriculum

At CK Montessori we have a few subject areas that change every month.  We have a 2 year science curriculum that we rotate.  Every other year we either teach about Plants and Insects or Animals.  See the details of the science curriculum below.  We have also laid out our geography curriculum in more detail in addition to the sign language words that we teach each month.

(You can look up the sign language words on this online ASL dictionary.)

*2017-2018* School Year

Animal Curriculum

  • September: 
    • Geography – Land / Air / Water
    • Science
      • Animal Habitats
      • Living / Non-Living
      • Plant / Animal
    • Sign Language Words – please, thank you, excuse me, manners, nice, work, sit, walk, listen
  • October:
    • Geography – Land Forms (island, lake, bay, peninsula, strait, isthmus)
    • Science
      • Skeletons
      • Bats
    • Sign Language Words – weather, today, sunny, windy, rainy, cold, cloudy, foggy, I, my, wait, patience, turn, bathroom, hungry, thirsty, again, clean
  • November:
    • Geography – Names of the Continents
    • Science – Salmon
    • Sign Language Words – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, white, grey, gold, circle, square, triangle
  • December:
    • Geography – Europe
    • Science – Animal Classifications
    • Sign Language Words – bear, bird, duck, horse, frog, cat, dog, sheep, fish, children, teacher
  • January: 
    • Geography
      • Australia
      • Antarctica
    • Science
      • Fish & Sea Life
      • Four Seasons
    • Sign Language Words – finished, yes, no, help, like, don’t like, want, don’t want, good, bad, with, without
  • February:
    • Geography – North America
    • Science
      • Reptiles
      • Amphibians
    • Sign Language Words – feel, how, happy, sad, love, I love you, heart, valentine, sorry, grumpy, excited, scared, eager, lonely, ashamed, proud
  • March:
    • Geography – Africa
    • Science
      • Mammals
      • Elephants
    • Sign Language Words – shirt, pants, dress, skirt, shorts, shoes, socks, jacket, hat, flowers, hearts, stripes, polka dots
  • April:     
    • Geography – South America
    • Science
      • Birds
      • Rainforest
    • Sign Language Words – boy, girl, brother, sister, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, cousin, family, firefighter, police, artist, doctor
  • May:
    • Geography – Asia
    • Science
      • Pandas
      • Extinction
    • Sign Language Words – eat/food, drink, water, pizza, fruit, apple, banana, orange, grapes, milk, beard, cheese, popcorn, breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • June:
    • Geography – Mapping
    • Science
      • Volcanoes
      • Dinosaurs
    • Sign Language – review and practicing sentences
  • July & August (Summer School):
    • Geography – United States of America
    • Science
      • Gardening
      • Magnets
      • Taking Care of Me – Health / Fitness
      • Taking Care of the Earth / Recycling

*2018-2019 School Year*

Plants & Insects Curriculum

  • September: 
    • Geography
      • Land / Air / Water
      • Transportation
    • Science
      • Plant Introduction
      • Fruits,
      • Living / Non-Living
      • Plant / Animal
    • Sign Language Words – please, thank you, excuse me, manners, nice, work, sit, walk, listen
  • October: 
    • Geography – Land Forms (island, lake, bay, peninsula, strait, isthmus)
    • Science
      • Leaves
      • Spiders
    • Sign Language Words – weather, today, sunny, windy, rainy, cold, cloudy, foggy, I, my, wait, patience, turn, bathroom, hungry, thirsty, again, clean
  • November: 
    • Geography -Names of the Continents
    • Science – Deciduous Trees
    • Sign Language Words – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, white, grey, gold, circle, square, triangle
  • December: 
    • Geography – Europe
    • Science – Evergreen Trees
    • Sign Language Words – bear, bird, duck, horse, frog, cat, dog, sheep, fish, children, teacher
  • January: 
    • Geography – Asia
    • Science
      • Stems & Vegetables
      • Insect Intro / Ants
    • Sign Language Words – finished, yes, no, help, like, don’t like, want, don’t want, good, bad, with, without
  • February: 
    • Geography – Africa
    • Science
      • Worms
      • Roots
      • Root vegetables
    • Sign Language Words – feel, how, happy, sad, love, I love you, heart, valentine, sorry, grumpy, excited, scared, eager, lonely, ashamed, proud
  • March: 
    • Geography – South America
    • Science
      • Seeds
      • Ladybugs
    • Sign Language Words – shirt, pants, dress, skirt, shorts, shoes, socks, jacket, hat, flowers, hearts, stripes, polka dots
  • April: 
    • Geography
      • Australia
      • Antarctica
    • Science
      • Bees
      • Flowers
    • Sign Language Words – boy, girl, brother, sister, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, cousin, family, firefighter, police, artist, doctor
  • May: 
    • Geography -North America
    • Science
      • Butterflies
      • Flowers
    • Sign Language Words – eat/food, drink, water, pizza, fruit, apple, banana, orange, grapes, milk, beard, cheese, popcorn, breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • June: 
    • Geography
      • Mapping
      • Solar System
    • Science – Weather / Clouds
    • Sign Language – review and practicing sentences
  • July & August (Summer School): 
    • Geography – United States of America
    • Science
      • Gardening
      • Magnets
      • Taking Care of Me – Health / Fitness
      • Taking Care of the Earth / Recycling