We have many areas of concentration that every child is exposed to.
Real life activities help to develop concentration, coordination, independence, and order
The five senses are stimulated through attractive didactic materials. Classification and comparisons are practiced.
The process of absorbing, experiencing, and expressing language gives the child experience in pre-writing, pre-reading, communication, and listening. Vocabulary, reading, and handwriting begin when the child is ready (usually around 3 years of age). The child proceeds at his/her own pace. Montessori uses a phonics based language program. EGMS is very excited to introduce “Handwriting without Tears”, as part of our curriculum.
Math materials enable the child to experience and understand concrete forms of numbers and concepts while preparing for an abstract understanding of higher math.
The Montessori music program consists of formal rhythm training plus rhythm instruments, singing, and dancing.
Art activities are encouraged and experienced daily on an individual basis as well as through more formal group projects. The primary classes also have weekly art class. Children are introduced to different artists and their artwork. Students than create their own understanding of the artwork. The main hall at EGMS, exhibit’s the primary student’s weekly artwork.
SOCIAL STUDIES /
Globes, maps, and cultural activities help the children to visualize and understand the world and its inhabitants. EGMS celebrates all local and foreign holidays. Parent-s are encouraged and invited to share their knowledge with our students.
Discovery, classification, and exploration are emphasized following the child’s spontaneous interest in nature and the physical sciences.
EGMS incorporates a weekly physical education program with our weekly yoga program working on students gross motor skills, balance and coordination.
Spanish is enhanced through formal group training and learning activities.
Soccer is offered on Monday afternoons in addition to the Montessori curriculum