Primary Classroom
Primary Classroom

“As I have so often said, it is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to each individual the chance to fulfill his potential possibilities. “
Dr. Maria Montessori

Harbour Oaks provides a prepared environment to meet the needs of the child. Children work individually and cooperatively with materials that engage their curiosity through the senses. Each child has freedom to explore and to observe. The materials are scientifically designed to engage the child with math and language, writing and reading, art and music – the tools of abstract reasoning and communication, and the basis of creative imagination and self-directed learning.

Curriculum

Practical Life
Lessons in Grace and Courtesy
Dressing Frames (button, zip, snap, buckle, tie)
Fine and Gross Motor Control
Care of Self and Others
Care of Environment
Polishing (wood, silver, brass, glass)
Sewing
Gardening
Sorting Exercises
Food Preparation/Nutrition
Sensorial
Names of Shapes
(2 Dimensional)
Geometric Solids
(3 Dimensional)
Discriminate Size, Shape. Color, Texture, Sound, Weight, and Taste
Color Gradation
Thermic Exercises
Constructing Shapes
Polygons
Matching Exercises
Language
Classification Cards
Letter/Sound Recognition
Word Building/Sentence Building
Phonetic Reading Books
Sight Words
Handwriting (cursive and Print)
Story Writing
Grammar
Phonograms
Poetry/Drama
Vocabulary
Math
Number Recognition
1 to 1 Correspondence
Counting 1 -1000
Number Writing
Skip Counting
Decimal System
Operations (+ , x , – , รท)
Fractions
Money
Clock/Time
Squaring/Cubing
Weight/Measurements
Exchanging
Calendar (Days, Months, Year)
Geography
Maps/Continents/States/Countries
Land Forms
The Earth
Cultural Studies
Map Making/Flags
Science
Physical Science
Zoology
Botany
Dinosaurs
Marine Life
The Five Senses
Planets
Human Body
Biology
Earth Science
Weather
Seasons
History
Historic Events
Presidents
Famous People
Timelines
Art
Music
Optional Afterschool Classes
Playball
Ballet/Tap
Music