OUR 1st GRADE READINESS PROGRAM
Children's House provides 1st Grade Readiness options to meet your child's needs. The Children's House's fullday 1st Grade Readiness program is from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm.
During the morning session, the children are intermingled with 3, 4, and 5yearolds in the classrooms. In the afternoon, kindergartners work closely with the Directresses to explore more advanced concepts with the Montessori materials and prepare for a First Grade class structure.
As these advanced materials are in all the classrooms, another option is a halfday morning session with 3's, 4's, and 5's. Either placement is valid for entry into First Grade.
Enrollment into the Kindergarten program is based on a child meeting the age requirements of their respective school district and a recommendation from their Directress.
Using Montessori learning materials, Kindergarten students learn the following skills:
Linear Counting

Recognize factors of ten

Recognize numerals 11 to 19 and count from 11 to 19 by units

Count by tens to ninety and by units to one hundred

Linear count the squares of the numbers from one to ten and record them on number rolls

Skip count the squares of the numbers from one to ten (that is, count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's) and record them on number rolls

Linear count the cubes of the numbers from one to ten and record them on number rolls

Skip count the cubes of the numbers from one to ten (that is, count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's) and record them on number rolls

Name the squares and cubes of the numbers one through ten
Other Skills
Measurement

Read time on a clock, both regular and digital

Measure the physical properties of matter: length, weight, volume, temperature, and solve word problems involving these measurements and appropriate nomenclature
Money

Identify units of currency (coins and bills), count money, and make change
Geometry

Sensorial exploration of plane and solid geometric figures

Explore a variety of solid geometric shapes and plane figures.
Classified Nomenclature

Learn the nomenclature of a variety of plane and solid geometric figures

Learn the nomenclature and demonstrate line symmetry; bisection of a line segment; a line perpendicular to another line; a line parallel to another line; the difference between a line, segment, and ray

Learn the nomenclature and how to measure the types of angles used to form plane and solid geometric figures
The concepts of the four Operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Use concrete materials to explore the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Addition

Begin with concrete materials, then move to abstraction to learn the addition facts to ten and then to twenty. The communicative properties of addition will also be understood.

Add three vertical numbers and then many numbers.

Add two, three and fourdigit numerals (through 7 digit addends without regrouping)

Add two, three, and four through sevendigit addends with regrouping
Subtraction

Begin using concrete materials, moving to abstraction to learn the basic subtraction facts: relationships between the numbers one through eighteen.

Subtract two, three, and four through sevendigit numbers without regrouping.

Subtract two, three, and four through sevendigit numbers with regrouping
Addition and Subtraction

Missing Sign of the Operation Problems
Multiplication

Multiply two, three, and four sevendigit numbers by a onedigit number without regrouping.

Multiply two, three, and four sevendigit numbers by a onedigit number with regrouping.
Fractions

Become familiar with the use of fractions in everyday life.
Handwriting

Develop fine motor control in preparation for handwriting

Master the ability to write both lower and upper case letters in the manuscript with appropriate spacing within a word and between words.