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How Do I Implement the Early Childhood Preschool Spiral Curriculum?

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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.

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How Do I Use Card-Placement Works in my Preschool?

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How Do I Use the Montessori Spanish Three-Part Card Work in my Preschool?

The Montessori Spanish Three-Part Cards are used with children who have mastered the matching work. This work enhances reading and speaking skills by connecting written words to pictures. The following are detailed instructions on how to use Three-Part Cards effectively:Set up: Place each control card in a horizontal row at the top of the rug. [...]

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Montessori Spanish Will Donate Money To Your School!

Simply go to www.montessorispanish.com, register, and enter your school's address information. There are no fees or charges to do this. Once your school is registered, we will email you a coupon and newsletter that you may distribute to parents. Parents can then visit www.montessorispanish.com and 5% of their purchases will be donated to your school!It’s [...]

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Montessori Spanish Latest Addition - The Listening Library!

The new Listening Library is a wonderful way to set up a Spanish Listening Station in your classroom or home. Each CD has between one and four tracks related to a specific theme. The bright and colorful pictures on the CD cover help the child identify the topic of the content. This [...]

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Montessori Spanish Releases New Theme – Los Vehículos

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