Lower Elementary (Grades 1, 2, & 3)
Milwaukee Montessori School’s Lower Elementary (LE) curriculum is built around core academic subjects: Botany, Zoology, Geologic and Contemporary History, Mathematics, Geometry, and Language Arts. LE Students also receive lessons in Spanish, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Studio Art, and, depending on age, Technology.
Skills such as reading fluency and comprehension, writing, and math are routinely assessed by the LE teachers and through on-line adaptive technologies. The daily Lower Elementary homework assignment includes 20-minutes of reading aloud from an assigned non-fiction book and 10-minutes of math practice using the ordered triplets technique.
Lower Elementary students and teachers benefit from out-of-the classroom resources, such as field trips to theatrical performances, food gardens, and local cultural exhibits. A one-hour lunch period includes ample time for socializing and outdoor play.