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How Do I Implement the Early Childhood Preschool Spiral Curriculum?


The Montessori Spanish Early Childhood Curriculum is designed to spiral across three years. The Lesson Manual is made up of 30 lessons organized under 13 themes. The most effective way to present the curriculum is to introduce a new lesson once a week to the entire class. The lesson will be new for the ‘first-year’ children and a review for the ‘second’ and ‘third-year’ children.

At another time during the day or week, give a lesson to the ‘second’ and ‘third-year’ children using the work appropriate for each group. To find out what those works are, refer to the Advanced Enrichment section after each theme in the Lesson Manual.

For example, in the Food theme of the Lesson Manual you will deliver a lesson to the entire group introducing “La Fruta Family” song and the Fruit Matching Work. Later that day or week, you can introduce the Food Three-Part Cards to the ‘second-year’ children. Then, you can give the ‘third-year’ children a lesson on using the action verb “come” (to eat) in a simple sentence.

All children are still working under the same theme but using varying levels of vocabulary and grammar skills.

The Montessori Spanish Early Childhood Complete Classroom Package includes all the materials for ‘first’, ‘second’, and ‘third-year’ children. This means the teacher can put out all three levels of work on her classroom shelves without having to share cards or objects between material sets.

The teacher should review daily using the works, cards, and songs the children have been introduced to. Daily reinforcement is imperative in helping the children retain what they have learned.

How Do I Use the Sentence Work in my Elementary School?

The Montessori Spanish Sentence Work is used with children who have mastered Three-Part Cards. This work enhances listening, speaking, and reading skills by moving isolated words into complete sentences. It is not necessary for the children to know parts of speech to do this work. However, if a child notices the symbols on the Sentence [...]

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How Do I Use Matching Works in my Preschool?

The Montessori Spanish Matching Works are used with children who are at a beginner level. This work engages three senses: hearing, sight, and touch. As the child hears a word, she sees and touches the concrete object. When the child hears the word a second time, she sees a picture of the object. When the [...]

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Can the Montessori Spanish Curriculum be used in my Bilingual Preschool and Elementary School?

Absolutely! Depending on what your vision is for your bilingual school. Are you trying to teach a “parallel curriculum” in Spanish? In other words, do you want to introduce each aspect of the Montessori curriculum in English and Spanish? For example, you introduce a geography lesson in English one day, and [...]

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Grammar Concepts Covered in Montessori Spanish Elementary Habla Sentence Work

A brief description of each of the following grammar concept is provided in the Elementary Habla Sentence Work Teacher Manual.1. Nouns2. Verbs in the present third-person singular tense3. Joining nouns and verbs to create simple sentences4. Third-Person Singular Prounouns (él, ella)5. Conjunction (y)6. Prepositions (con, de)7. Adjectives8. Second-Person Singular (tú)9. First-Person Singular (yo)10. Reflexive Verbs [...]

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MontessoriSpanish New Website!!!

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How Can Parents Reinforce the Spanish Language at Home?

Parents often want to know how they can reinforce the Spanish education their child is receiving. Reinforcement at home is an excellent way to ensure your child becomes fluent in Spanish. The more she hears and speaks the language, the easier it will be for her to become proficient. Two very important [...]

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How to Use Montessori Spanish Materials in your Preschool and Elementary Classrooms

All of our materials are high quality, full color, and ready to use. The cultural materials are handmade in their respective countries.All the materials are based on two fundamental principles:Repetition aids memory.Children learn from concrete to abstract.The five categories of materials are Matching, Card-Placement, Three-Part Card, Sentence, and Culture.Matching Works:Matching is used with children [...]

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How Do I Use the Montessori Spanish Lesson Manual in my Preschool?

The lesson manual is made up of 30 lessons organized under 13 themes. Each theme and lesson builds upon the previous one, so the most effective way to present the curriculum is sequentially. The lessons include an abstract and a detailed plan. The detailed plan explains what to say and how to [...]

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A Sample Lesson from the Early Childhood Preschool Lesson Manual

Theme: Food1. Holaa. Sing and act out the song Hola (B-02).b. Ask the children, “¿Qué día es hoy? What day is today? ¿Qué día es hoy?” Sing and act out the song Los días (B-02) placing special emphasis on today. Again ask the children, “¿Qué día es hoy?” Help the children determine the correct day [...]

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