Our classrooms are well-stocked with a variety of Montessori materials, which appeal to our young, hands-on learners. Our enriched Music Program helps students identify different tones, volumes, rhythms, etc.
We teach basic life skills like washing hands and sitting at the table to eat, changing between indoor and outdoor clothes independently, and using the washroom when required. Our students also learn social skills, such as good manners, cooperation, and responsibility.
Learning how to communicate through different means is important to us. Our students in the Montessori program learn English, French, and Chinese. They learn how to speak, write, and read in all three languages, which helps them communicate with others in different settings.
Teaching the students science, geography, history, and arts is part of our curriculum. The students use these subjects to better understand the world they live in and how they can influence it. They explore different cultures and learn the differences and similarities, which helps them respect others.
The Montessori education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, whose approach is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for the natural psychological, physical, and social development of a child.
AT MMPS, the students, are the natural learners who explore and learn through experience with the teachers. Not only do the teachers teach typical academic classes (literacy, math, science, etc.) and the arts, but they also teach skills that students need to better understand the world they live in independently.
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Our literacy program focuses on reading, writing and oral communication. At an earlier age, students are taught phonics and letter recognition and formation. As a student progresses through the literacy program, reading material and writing exercises will be matched to their level. Our staff generates great lesson plans to effectively teach the students the foundation skills of literacy to prepare them for higher order learning.
Students learn how to read, write and speak French, with an emphasis on dialogue and conversation techniques. Students learn a variety of different French songs and participate in many different activities that help them practice and remember themes taught in class.
At MMPS, students use a wide variety of materials that help to develop their abilities in the following five areas:
Our math program includes both teacher directed learning and inquiry learning. Our math curriculum includes all the strands of mathematics: number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. The basic math skills that students learn are used to help students solve and understand more complex questions.
We believe that students learn more about the world they live in by learning how things work in nature and society. We encourage students to imagine and inquire about the space around them. Some of our Science units include: seasons and the weather, the human body, food & nutrition, life cycles in nature and magnetism.
In social science, we enhance their understanding of society, the relationship between nature & humans, and how to be responsible citizens.
Physical education encompasses physical development, and learning about healthy living. We teach the students through many different organized activities & sports to work on their motor skills, fitness, and spatial awareness. We also focus on teamwork & leadership. Our indoors Physical Education curriculum includes team-building activities and Yoga. For health, we teach the students how the body works and how to take care of it through healthy eating, physical activities and germ prevention.
In addition to sports, our students have at least an hour each day to spend time outdoors engaged in free play. We have a variety of fun play sets for our students, including a slide, swings, and a merry-go-round. Indoors, our Physical Education curriculum includes team-building activities and Yoga.
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