Elementary Class (Ages 6-12)

Areas of study will include:

  • Language

  • Math

  • Cultural

  • Science

  • Geography

  • History

 

Our Elementary classroom is an eclectic Montessori-inspired program. Currently our teacher volunteers have various backgrounds and each bring different passions and areas of expertise and are not Montessori accredited. Children will be guided by the teacher-volunteers utilizing Montessori materials that are created with an elementary student in mind. These materials build upon the Primary lessons and add a deeper understanding to the lesson at hand. It is recommended that Lower Elementary students (6-9) and Upper Elementary students (9-12) have some knowledge of a Montessori Classroom and/or previous experience in a Montessori learning environment. All students will be required to follow simple instructions, and work independently, as well as in a group setting. Upper Elementary students will also be required to be able to write legibly in complete sentences. Parents will also need to spend time understanding the Montessori philosophy and how to implement it at home in concert with the child's time at co-op. 

Due to the unique mixture of learning at home and in the classroom, we will utilize online platforms that you will access at home on days your child is not in the classroom. You are your child's teacher and ultimately in charge of their education. Parents of Elementary students will need to dedicate at least 3-4 hours of instruction on non co-op days. We evaluate our curriculum choices yearly to make sure we have the best resources for our purposes. Potentially, some curriculums we will utilize include Story of the World, All About Spelling, Shiller Math, and the Institute for Excellence in Writing.

 

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