Helping Them Discover the World Around Them
Our Kindergarten teacher also creates and implements Science and Social Studies to meet state standards. These lessons are hands-on and expose students to a wide array of topics to build background and schema to further their understanding of each topic. Each week you will receive an update on what students are diving into and exploring in these areas.
We are honored and humbled by the continued interest in our Private Kindergarten at Ivybrook. When this classroom began, it was to meet the needs of our community and students for in-person learning but has blossomed into a growing program that has enriched our schools.
Math & the Montessori Approach
When working in our math small groups, we implement the Montessori approach. Our classrooms each have diverse Montessori materials that are utilized to foster both independent and critical thinking skills. One of the reasons the Montessori approach to math is so successful is because it uses various materials that engage children's senses, allowing for learning to take place across multiple intelligences and domains. Mathematical awareness is assessed and taught across several foundational categories. The children engage in small group lessons focused on numerical awareness, measurement and data, geometry, patterning, and advanced skills that include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.