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Language: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

At Shining Stars Montessori Academy, we are committed to fostering exceptional communication skills. Language rich Montessori classrooms incorporate study in all four areas of communication: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Pre-reading and pre-writing preparation in work of practical life and sensorial areas refine auditory, oral, visual, and sensory/motor skills. Language study spans every classroom areas as an integrated source of preparation for a well-planned approach to future learning.

Auditory Preparation

  •   Conversational Speech
  •   Identifying & Discriminating Sounds
  •   Storytelling
  •   Sequencing & Repetition
  •   Poetry, Rhymes, & Finger Plays
  •   Listening Skills & Comprehension

Visual Preparation

  • Pattern Recognition
  • Matching & Sorting

Motor Preparation

  •   Hand/Eye Coordination
  •   Hand Strengthening
  •   Handwriting

Reading: Sound, Word, & Sentence Analysis

  • Phonogram & Blends
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary & Expression of Objects, Attributes, and Actions
  • Beginning Writing
  • Sentence-Level Reading
  • Parts of Speech


Following a child's natural interest in all aspects of math, including geometry, weight, order, counting, and time, the aim of the math curriculum at the Primary level is to help students organize and categorize thought processes. Concrete learning is hands-on and promotes experimentation and invention. Studies of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with the decimal system (the Golden Bead material) prepares students for abstract study at the Lower Elementary level.

Numbers 0-10 - Goals: establish numbers one to ten; understand quantity and sequence of numbers using manipulatives; establish recognition of numerical symbols; learn relationships of quantity to symbol.

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