PRE-PRIMARY & PRIMARY CURRICULUM

French language immersion & Montessori preschool
Objective:
Pre-Primary
Primary

To allow the child to absorb impressions through his/her senses and to acquire basic everyday French.

To combine concrete material with activities to guide the child toward abstraction and to expand the child's French vocabulary to include concepts and ideas.

Math:
  • Introduction to the decimal system & preparation for its understanding

  • Shapes

  • Sorting

  • Grading

  • Linear counting 1-10

  • Addition/Subtraction (1-9)

  • Creation of complex numbers and matching the corresponding quantities

  • Skip counting

  • Introduction to geometric solids

  • Initiation to reading the clock

Language:
  • Linear acquisition: enrichment of vocabulary, matching, sequencing

  • Preparation for writing: finger tracing, fine motor skills, left to right

  • Fluent reading of phonetic words

  • Initiation to writing (spelling, pencil tracing, line drawing, name writing)

  • 3-finger grip of pencil

  • Initiation of sounds

  • Initiation to phonograms

  • Phonics

Sciences:
  • Gardening

  • Magnetic/non-magnetic

  • Sink/float

  • Botany (parts of the tree, parts of the flower, types of leaves, gardening)

  • Magnetic/non-magnetic

  • Sink/float

  • Classification (living/non-living, air/land/water, fish/bird/mammal, vertebrate/invertebrate)

  • Lifecycles

Culture:
  • Cultural celebrations throughout the year

  • Exploration of cultural artifacts

  • Cultural celebrations throughout the year

  • Lessons in history and sociology (cooking, costumes, basic human needs)

  • Passing of time (past/present/future, timelines, calendar)

Music/Art:
  • Singing/musical games

  • Painting (finger, easel, water color)

  • Work on texture

  • Singing/musical games

  • Painting (finger, easel, water color)

  • Collage & craft

Geography:
  • Introduction to continents

  • Puzzle maps

  • World, Texas, US, France maps

  • Land and water forms

Emotional/Social:
  • Identify and cope with emotions

  • Sharing, grace and courtesy

  • Physical readiness (potty training, balance)

  • Following directions

  • Self reliance

  • Critical thinking and decision making

  • Responsibility

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