Kindergarten Curriculum

Montessori School in East Toronto

Kindergarten Curriculum

Victoria Education Centre Montessori and Child Care is proud to present a blended philosophy of Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years and the Montessori methods, which includes an updated touch of the Ontario School Board expectations. Our children are being provided with a versatile opportunity to learn and explore with hands-on experiences. With our low teacher to student ratio, we are able to provide individual planning and attention with a very enriched program.

Our Kindergarten program is designed with the intention of readily merging children into any educational system. Also, we strive to promote a secure stimulating environment that supports the child’s self-confidence, and facilitates building a positive self-image. In addition, our biggest goal is to establish a very strong foundation for the child’s social-emotional, intellectual, and physical development.

Social and Emotional Goals

  • Enriched fun-filled circles where children actively participate.
  • Listening and responding to others in a variety of contexts (e.g. paying attention to the speaker, taking turns speaking in a group).
  • Responding appropriately to a variety of materials read aloud, and listening for enjoyment and information.
  • Demonstrating independence and a willingness to take responsibility in learning.
  • Describing personal experiences and retelling familiar stories, using appropriate vocabulary and knowing basic story structure.
  • Demonstrating self-control by following classroom rules and routines.
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude towards themselves and others.

Language Goals

  • Identifying most of the phonetic sounds of the alphabet.
  • Blending the phonetic sounds together to build words.
  • Recognizing that words often consist of a beginning, middle, and final sounds.
  • Utilizing language patterns and sound patterns to identify words, and to predict the next word.
  • The reading program will be introduced when the child is ready.
  • Constructing a sentence using the phonetic farm.
  • Writing short words, simple sentences, and short stories.
  • Learning about rhyming words, opposites, singular and plural, and masculine/feminine.
  • Writing upper/lower case and cursive

Math Goals

  • Sorting and classifying objects into sets according to specific characteristics (e.g. colour size, shape, etc.).
  • Estimating and counting to identify sets with more, fewer, or the same number of objects.
  • Learning about the decimal system.
  • Counting orally from 1-30 and above.
  • Being able to write and sequence numbers 1-20 and above.
  • Counting by tens and fives.
    Learning about odd and even numbers.
  • Using geometric shapes (cone, cylinder, sphere, etc.,)
  • Learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Knowing about units, tens, hundreds, and thousands.
  • Learning about time and money concepts.
  • Introduction to fractions

Cultural Subjects

  • Being introduced to flags of the provinces and different countries.
    Learning about land formations.
  • Naming different types of leaves.
    Describing some differences between living, non-living, and once living things.
  • Demonstrating an awareness of the need for recycling.
  • Describing and comparing solid, liquid, and gas.
  • Classifying vertebrate and invertebrate.
  • Being knowledgeable about parts of a tree, leaf, and flower using the scientific nomenclature cards.
  • Learning about different life cycles.

Health and Physical Education

  • Demonstrating balance, ease, and flexibility in movements (e.g. in walking, running, jumping, and hopping).
  • Using spatial awareness when riding toys and climbing stairs.
  • Using different types of equipment and materials with ease (e.g. slides, riding toys, balls, paintbrushes, and scissors).
  • Practicing appropriate personal hygiene (e.g. using proper hand washing procedure).
  • Identifying nutritious/healthy foods.
    Being able to follow the “play safe” and all “safety” rules.
  • Participating willingly in creative movement, dance, and other daily physical activities.
  • Knowing appropriate clothing for the weather (e.g. raincoat, boots, and winter jacket).

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