My Montessori Curriculum for ages 3 through 6

twitter_follow.jpgHere you will find my Montessori based curriculum for ages 3 through 6 (2 1/2 if the child is ready). I have tried to explain everything as much as possible, and will include photographs in the classroom or of materials as I can. Many materials, if not found here as links or downloads, can be found elsewhere on the Internet. If in question, I suggest doing a search for the keywords of the items I talk about. There are many Montessori resources available, and I feel that, along with my website, you will have the availability of everything you need. I suggest going in order by week. You can start anywhere if you are just looking for information, keeping in mind that previous lessons may be referred to as they do build on one another. Week 1 and 2 can be combined. Because of the overlapping of weeks into months, it is hard to break the curriculum up into exact monthly lessons. The only 'months' that will have an overlapping extra week, is going to be 'Month 1' and 'Month 2'.  Each will have 5 weeks whereas the remaining will have 4. This curriculum can be used as a weekly guide as it builds on previous lessons. As you follow it, it is most important to follow the child. If you are a homeschooler and your child is wanting to continue on a subject, take it to different levels!  Even in the classroom it is important to observe if the children are interested and learning the things you are discussing. One time in the classroom, the children were always wanting to make paper airplanes, and so we decided to expand on this and learn about planes for the next few days. Enjoy!

Montessori Classroom Pictures


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Week 1 Lessons

During the first week of school we get familiar with teachers, students, the classroom and each other.

Week 2 Lessons

During this week I will talk about character education as well as feelings. They are not organized by particular days as the remainder of the curriculum is, so choose when you would like to implement these ideas during the week.

Week 3 Day 1

Today Geography lesson will be about globes, land, air, and water. In Science we talk about living/non-living and plants/animals.

Week 3 Day 2

In Botany we will talk about the importance of plants and what kinds of things we get from them. We will be discussing how we began to grow and make self-portraits of how we look now.

Week 3 Day 3

Today's lessons include Botany and Geography. We look at the inside of seeds to discover parts of the seed: seed coat, embryo, baby plant. We also consider Globes - Identifying continents, oceans, and the equator.

Week 3 Day 4

Today we learn about the classes of vertebrates in Zoology and parts of the body in Science.

Week 3 Day 5

Today in Geography we will review the continents and also introduce the Hemisphere Map.

Week 4 Day 1

The vertebrate group of Mammals will be our focus today in Zoology. We will be learning about the parts of a seed in our Botany lesson.

Week 4 Day 2

The five senses will be talked about in Science today and in Geography we will have a review of the continents, hemisphere, cardinal directions, etc.

Week 4 Day 3

We focus on one the five senses today, sight. In Zoology we learn about herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.

Week 4 Day 4

Today we focus on the sense of smell in Science and talk about water mammals in Zoology.

Week 4 Day 5

In Science we will talk about the sense of hearing and learn some words in sign-language. We will read about marsupial mammals in Zoology.

Week 5 Day 1

We will focus on sunflowers in Botany today and talk about the sense of touch in Science.

Week 5 Day 2

The apple harvest will be our focus today in Botany. We then get to learn about our sense of taste and do apple tasting for our Science lesson.

Week 5 Day 3

Music lessons will begin today. An introduction to different kinds of instruments will be highlighted.

Week 5 Day 4

Science lesson on Autumn and Botany lesson on bulbs.

Week 5 Day 5

In Zoology we will talk about bats, the flying mammal. Spanish is introduced with Spanish colors.

Week 6 Day 1

In Geography we will discover passports and travel to North America. We will look at the harvest and scarecrows in Botany.

Week 6 Day 2

In Science we will talk about our skeletons. Travel and transportation will be discussed in Geography.

Week 6 Day3

Vertebrates continue with the fish group. Parts of the flag and flags of North America will be discussed in Geography.

Week 6 Day 4

We will talk about the different parts of a plant in Botany and focus on the roots. In Science we will talk about our muscles.

Week 6 Day 5

We will review the fish group and talk about cold-blooded in Zoology today. In Botany we will look at stems.

Week 7 Day 1

Today we look at animals, places, and plants of North America in Geography. We will add the brain to our body outline in Science.

Week 7 Day 2

We are going to talk about hot air balloons today in Science.

Week 7 Day 3

In Geography we will look at North America and where we live. In Science we will talk about the heart and lungs and add them to our body outline.

Week 7 Day 4

In Science we will be talking about our blood and review Spanish colors

Week 7 Day 5

We will learn about the artist Georgia O'Keefe today and finish the body outline with the digestive system.

Week 8 Day 1

We will visit Hawaii today and talk about air and bubbles in Science.

Week 8 Day 2

We will be looking at why leaves change color in Botany.

Week 8 Day 3

We will talk about fish in Zoology and review transportation in Geography.

Week 8 Day 4

We will talk about parts of the plant and pumpkins today in Botany.

Week 8 Day 5

We talk about sharks in Zoology today and review pumpkins and parts of the plant in Botany

Week 9 Day 1

We will be looking at primary and secondary colors in Science today. Vertebrates continue with the amphibians.

Week 9 Day 2

We will be visiting Mexico in Geography. In Science we continue with colors.

Week 9 Day 3

We will be talking about Frida Kahlo in Geography today. In Science we will have fun with dyeing foods.

Week 9 Day 4

We will discuss a little bit more about amphibians in Zoology and to continue with Mexico we will learn some of our numbers in Spanish today.

Week 9 Day 5

We will review Mexico and for an art activity, we will make "plato de colores"

Week 10 Day 1

We will talk about lily pads in Botany and review our bodies in Science.

Week 10 Day 2

We are going to visit Canada in Geography.

Week 10 Day 3

We will be looking at our globe and talking about the Arctic Circle area today.

Week 10 Day 4

In Science today we will make color spinners and have a review in Botany.

Week 10 Day 5

A review of vertebrates; mammals, fish, and amphibians.

Week 11 Day 1

We start talking about Nutrition today in Science and South America in Geography.

Week 11 Day 2

We will be looking at birds in Zoology today.

Week 11 Day 3

In Botany we will look at parts of a tree and in Geography we visit Chile.

Week 11 Day 4

We are going to talk about fruits in Science today and will learn the Spanish name of some fruits.

Week 11 Day 5

Toady we will look at bird feathers in Zoology. In Science we talk about some tricky fruits in Science.

Week 12 Day 1

Today we look at vegetables in Science, which relates to parts of a plant in Botany.

Week 12 Day 2

We will talk about bird nests and eggs in Zoology today. In Science we learn about seed and tuber vegetables.

Week 12 Day 3

We look at some land forms in Geography today and for a Science Extra we will make 'dancing raisins'.

Week 12 Day 4

We talk about bird beaks and songs in Zoology. The Artist we will talk about today is Paul Cezanne.

Week 12 Day 5

Today in Zoology we talk about owls and have a review of the Vegetable-Fruit food group in Science.

Week 13 Day 1

We talk about rivers, lakes, and streams in Geography today. In Science we discuss the water cycle.

Week 13 Day 2

In Zoology today we begin reptiles and in Botany we review trees.

Week 13 Day 3

We begin to talk about the Dairy group in Science and in Geography we learn more about land forms.

Week 13 Day 4

Today we continue with reptiles in Zoology and review land forms in Geography.

Week 13 Day 5

We will continue with the dairy group today and make 'purple cows' for a snack. We will also talk about why things float in Science.

Week 14 Day 1

South America plants, animals, and places are discussed in Geography. We begin talking about the grains in Science.

Week 14 Day 2

Today we talk about crocodilians in Zoolgy and review grains in Science.

Week 14 Day 3

Today we look at lizards in Zoology and talk about three famous Renaissance artist.

Week 14 Day 4

In Science we talk about the protein food group and lizards continue in Zoology.

Week 14 Day 5

Today in Science we review the four food groups and will begin talking about dinosaurs in Zoology.

Week 15 Day 1

In Geography we will be talking about the Amazon Rainforest and dinosaurs continue in Zoology.

Week 15 Day 2

We continue with the rainforest and experiment with hydrated and dehydrated in Science today.

Week 15 Day 3

We are going to be visiting Africa in Geography and discuss hibernation in Zoology.

Week 15 Day 4

Today we will talk about different animal habitats in Zoology. We will also learn some animal names in Spanish.

Week 15 Day 5

In Botany we will be talking about evergreen trees and experimenting with water and wax in Science.

Week 16 Day 1

In Science today we will talk about pond habitats and make pictures using candles.

Week 16 Day 2

We will be looking at different plants, animals, and places in Africa. We will also talk about Impressionism Art today.

Week 16 Day 3

We will be talking about Africa today in Geography.

Week 16 Day 4

Today we will be talking about patterns and lines. A review of pond habitats will also be discussed.

Week 16 Day 5

Today we will talk about lines and symmetry.

Week 17 Day 1

We will be talking about desert habitats today in Science and have a review of all colors, numbers, and animals for Spanish.

Week 17 Day 2

Today in Geography we will talk about Egypt. We also learn about Claude Monet.

Week 17 Day 3

Today we will be talking about forest habitats.

Week 17 Day 4

Today we continue with Egypt in Geography and talk about foreground, middle ground, and back ground in art.

Week 17 Day 5

Today we will talk about the artist Renoir and Cassatt.

Week 18 Day 1

Today we will begin to talk about Winter.

Week 18 Day 2

We continue talking about Winter today.

Week 18 Day 3

Winter continues as we talk about snowflakes today.

Week 18 Day 4

Today as we continue with Winter and snowmen.

Week 18 Day 5

Today we look at animal tracks in the snow and have fun with mittens.

Week 19 Day 1

Today we will begin to look at the new year.

Week 19 Day 2

Today we will be talking about Antarctica in Geography.

Week 19 Day 3

In Science today we will start to talk about the four seasons.

Week 19 Day 4

We will be talking about Post-Impressionism artist and discuss more on Antarctica.

Week 19 Day 5

Today we look at what plants give us; wood, medicine, etc. in Botany and in Science we talk about reflections and have fun with mirrors.

Week 20 Day 1

We will focus on penguins today, as we talk about Antarctica in Geography. In Science we will review the seasons.

Week 20 Day 2

Today we will talk about the artist Van Gogh and look at shadows in Science.

Week 20 Day 3

In Science today we will begin to talk about weather and in Botany we will look at the cotton plant.

Week 20 Day 4

Today we will talk about wind in Science.

Week 20 Day 5

We are going to be making color dyes using plants and dye some fabric pieces.

Week 21 Day 1

In Botany today we will be talking about paper. We will also begin to look at the orchestra and composers.

Week 21 Day 2

Today we will be talking about animals in the winter and discuss the stringed instruments of the orchestra.

Week 21 Day 3

Today we look at clouds in Science and woodwind instruments of the orchestra.

Week 21 Day 4

We are going to talk about rain and rainbows today in Science and review Spanish weather words.

Week 21 Day 5

Today we look at the artist Paul Gauguin and learn the name of some kitchen things in Spanish.

Week 22 Day 1

In Botany we will talk about wood and other things we get from trees. In Music we will now discuss the brass section of the orchestra.

Week 22 Day 2

Today in Science we will talk about storms and continue with the orchestra in Music.

Week 22 Day 3-5

During the remainder of this week we are going to review some of the many lessons learned so far this school year. The Story of the Orchestra will continue in Music.

Week 23 Day 1

In Geography today we will begin our visit to Asia and we discuss our teeth in Science.

Week 23 Day 2

We talk about invertebrates today with focus on spiders.

Week 23 Day 3

In Geography today we will be talking about China and in Science we continue with teeth.

Week 23 Day 4

We will be looking at spices in Botany today and in Zoology continue with spiders.

Week 23 Day 5

Today we continue with China in Geography.

Week 24 Day 1

Today in Geography we talk about Japan and have a review of our teeth in Science.

Week 24 Day 2

We begin to look at simple machines in Science.

Week 24 Day 3

In Science today we will talk about levers and in Art we will talk about Pablo Picasso.

Week 24 Day 4

In Geography today we continue to talk about Japan and in Science we learn about the wheel and axle.

Week 24 Day 5

In Botany today we will talk about the Bonsai plant and discuss money and Presidents.

Week 25 Day 1

Today we will talk about pulleys in Science and learn some Japanese numbers in Geography.

Week 25 Day 2

In Botany today we are going to talk about tea and enjoy a Japanese food with some tea in Geography.

Week 25 Day 3

Today in Science we continue with simple machines; the wedge and an inclined plane. We will also talk about Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry.

Week 25 Day 4

In Geography today we will be talking about Japanese gardens and in Science simple machines continue with screws.

Week 25 Day 5

Today we will be talking about tarantulas in Zoology and have a review of simple machines in Science.

Week 26 Day 1

In Geography today we will talk about the country of India.

Week 26 Day 2

In Geography today we will continue with India and talk about motion in Science.

Week 26 Day 3

In Science today we continue with motion.

Week 26 Day 4 and 5

We are going to talk about pendulums in Science and have an Indian snack.

Week 27 Day 1

In Zoology we begin talking about the invertebrate group of insects and in Geography we begin our visit to Europe.

Week 27 Day 2

In Botany today we will be talking about parts of the flower. In Zoology we will continue with insects, focusing on ladybugs.

Week 27 Day 3

In Science today we are going to be talking about the layers of the Earth and continue with Europe in Geography.

Week 27 Day 4

In Botany today we will be talking about pollination and find out about bees in Zoology

Week 27 Day 5

We continue with Europe in Geography and have a review of flowers and bees.

Week 28 Day 1

Today we will be talking about Surrealism in Art and review the layers of the Earth.

Week 28 Day 2

In Zoology today we will talk about ants and in Geography we will be talking about Italy.

Week 28 Day 3

In Science we will be talking about the moon today.

Week 28 Day 4

Today we will be talking about grasshoppers and in Geography we continue with Europe.

Week 28 Day 5

In Botany today we are going to be talking about different kinds of flowers and do some planting.

Week 29 Day 1

We will be talking about the season of Spring.

Week 29 Day 2

Today we are going to have a review of Spring and flowers. We will be acting out a play called, "The Seed Story."

Week 29 Day 3

In Geography today we will be talking about France and parts of the Sun in Science.

Week 29 Day 4

In Science today we will be talking about gravity.

Week 29 Day 5

We will continue with France in Geography and gravity in Science today.

Week 30 Day 1

We will begin to talk about butterflies in Zoology today.

Week 30 Day 2

Today in Zoology we are going to be talking about the monarch butterfly and have a review of the Sun in Science.

Week 30 Day 3-5

Today in Zoology today we are going to be talking about baby animals that are born in the Spring.

Week 31 Day 1

Today we begin our visit to Australia and talk about herbs in Botany.

Week 31 Day 2

Today we are going to talk about snails in Zoology.

Week 31 Day 3

In Science today we are going to talk about rocks.

Week 31 Day 4

Today in Botany we are going to talk about different kinds of gardens and have a review of rock in Science.

Week 31 Day 5

Today we are going to talk about the artist, Piet Mondrian.

Week 32 Day 1

In Botany today we are going to talk about dandelion flowers and in Geography continue with Australia.

Week 32 Day 2

Today we are going to be planting seeds.

Week 32 Day 3

In Zoology today we will be talking about worms and in Science we will make a compost bin.

Week 32 Day 4

In Botany today we will be talking about farming.

Week 32 Day 5

In Science today we have fun with volcanoes.

Week 33 Day 1

Today we will talk about caring for the Earth and recycling.

Week 33 Day 2

Today we are going to learn about the artist Jackson Pollack and have a review of worms in Zoology.

Week 33 Day 3

Today we are going to make a terrarium.

Week 33 Day 4 and 5

In Science today we are going to talk about crystals.

Week 34 Day 1

Today we are going to be talking about desert plants in Botany and make a miniature desert garden.

Week 34 Day 2

In Botany today we are going to talk about carnivorous plants.

Week 34 Day 3

We will continue with the continent of Australia in Geography today.

Week 34 Day 4

Today we will be talking about silkworms on Zoology.

Week 34 Day 5

Today we will have a review of this pasts month unit studies and make crystal watercolor flowers in Art.

Week 35 Day 1

Today in Geography we are going to talk about oceans.

Week 35 Day 2

We will be talking about crustaceans today in Zoology.

Week 35 Day 3

Today in Botany we are going to find out about fungi.

Week 35 Day 4

We begin to talk about the Solar System today in Science and continue with oceans in Geography.

Week 35 Day 5

In Botany today we will learn about mushrooms and in Zoology we will talk about echinoderms.

Week 36 Day 1

We will talk about mollusks in Zoology and continue with the Solar System in Science.

Week 36 Day 2

Today we are going to talk about seashells and the beach.

Week 36 Day 3

We are going to talk about the artist Edouard Manet today.

Week 36 Day 4

Today we talk about coral reefs and continue with fungi in Botany.

Week 36 Day 5

Today in Zoology we will find out about sponges and have a coral reef review.

Week 37 Day 1

Today in Science we will talk about rockets.

Week 37 Day 2 - 5

We will be talking about community workers for the remainder of this week.

Week 38 Day 1

We begin to practice songs for an International Day Celebration.

Week 38 Day 2

We will begin to talk about pets today.

Week 38 Day 3

We continue to talk about pets today.

Week 38 Day 4

We continue with pets today

Week 38 Day 5

This is our last day to talk about pets. It may also be your last day to practice for International Children's Day.

Week 39 Day 1

We are going to discuss the scientist George Washington Carver today.

Week 39 Day 2

In Science today we will talk about Jane Goodall.

Week 39 Day 3

Today we will talk about the Wright brothers in Science.

Week 39 Day 4

Today we are going to talk about Melvil Dewey.

Week 39 Day 5

We will have a review of Melvil Dewey and talk more about the library.

Week 40 Day 1

We will be talking about the end of the school year and Summer.

Week 40 Day 2

Today we will continue to talk about Summer.

Week 40 Day 3

Today we will be talking about Summer activities with focus on camping.

Week 40 Day 4

We will be talking about Safety today.

Week 40 Day 5

We will be having a review on some past lessons.