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Language - Primary Curriculum

Our language program begins with enrichment of vocabulary. For example, it is not unusual for a child attending our school to understand such words as:

  • "curvilinear"
  • "parallelepiped"
  • "continent"
  • "obtuse"
  • "conjunction"

Children love beautiful language, and we give them exact terms like these to name their environment and convey their thoughts.

Natural Learning with Language Materials

Reading and writing come naturally to the children after they have worked for some time with two special materials:

  • sandpaper letters (which the children trace and sound phonetically)
  • the movable alphabet (the formation of words by combining phonetic sounds).

Further, the children work with materials to concretely learn the function of words. Finally, Montessori students experiment with reading analysis.