Bilingual Primary Curriculum

Joyful, Hands-On Learning

Young children soak up the world through their five senses. A calm, spacious, beautiful, and ordered classroom reflects the natural order of the universe. Montessori tactile materials invite the joy of hands-on learning.

At Spring Hill, children are free to choose projects, work at their own pace, become absorbed in learning, concentrate without interruption, and find joy and serenity in their discoveries. Qualified Montessori credentialed teachers prepare the environment, respectfully observe, and offer guidance when needed. Teachers are mentors, supporting and encouraging children to advance in the areas of their strength while supporting them in areas of challenge. Spanish is reinforced and expanded by daily conversion and instructions, cultural activities and vocabulary games and songs.

Classrooms Designed for the Child

Spring Hill classroom environments facilitate learning and match children’s developmental interests and needs. Classroom design provides consistency, structure, freedom of movement, exploration, and observation. Children are given lessons using materials they can use to freely explore and observe. Emphasis is on process rather than product, and the goal is to develop a love of work and joy in learning.

Curriculum

SpanishLanguage ArtsMusic & ArtWorld Cultures + HistoryScience
Full-time Spanish-speaking teachers in all classroomsOral and auditory language development, visual discrimination, handwriting, phonemic awarenessMulti-media self-expression and appreciation Land, air, water, continent studiesClassification of living+ nonliving things
Language is introduced naturally, through daily activities, building foundation over timeElements of grammar, poetry and literature developed in all classroom areasMusic theory: pitch, tone, rhythm, composition, performanceMap making and flagsHabitats, nature walks, care of environment, gardening, composting
Library: care of books, beginning researchTeach-a-Song: a multi-cultural music program supporting language skills, music education, movement, confidence in social interaction, and creative expressionCultural studies, passage of time, calendar, seasonsSound, light, states of matter

MathSensory MaterialsPractical Life ActivitiesWellness + PE
Numeration, decimals and operationsOrdering, classification, and description of sensory experiences: dimension, color, texture, sound, sightEnhance development of control, movement, sequencing & concentration via purposeful workSelf-care
Number, symbol, sequence, exploration, math factsSensorial concepts build foundation for mathBody managementNutrition
Sensorial foundations of mathematicsVisual, sound, tactile discrimination, gustatory and olfactory sense developmentMovements of the handBody systems
Sorting, comparison, classification and relationshipsGrace & courtesySafety
2D + 3D geometryFood preparationCoordination, cooperation and fair play, motor skills

Schedule

The Primary Program offers half- and full-day programs for preschool-aged children and a full-day kindergarten program. Early care and an excellent bilingual after school program are available for all Primary children.

7:30–8:30 Before School Care
8:30–9:00 Arrival & Playground Time
9:00–9:15 Circle Time: Music, Songs, Stories, Sharing, New Lessons, Spanish
9:15–11:15 Montessori Work Period & Small Group Lessons (snack available throughout)
11:15–11:30 Circle Time: Letter/Sound of the Week, Calendar, Weather, Songs, New Lessons, Spanish
11:30–12:15 Lunch (12:15 nappers transition to nap room)
12:30–1:00 Playground Time
1:00–2:20 Montessori Work Period
2:20–2:30 Goodbye Circle
2:30–6:00 Aftercare Program

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