Who they are...

  • Imaginative, deep thinkers.
  • Industrious.
  • Developing organization strategies.
  • Compassionate and fair-minded.
  • Class community minded.

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  • LE Social-Emotional Learning

    Lower Elementary classes at LMS are conscious communities where children learn to support each other’s academic and social-emotional growth. 

    They learn to make wise choices that meet goals and expectations. Elders facilitate meeting circles to celebrate the community, to solve problems and to resolve conflicts. In this way, children learn about their responsibilities as individuals within a group.

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  • LE Language

    Lower Elementary children use language as a vehicle to explore their imaginations, to aid their research about the natural world, and to develop communication skills with friends and teachers. The curriculum offers a balanced approach to literacy.
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  • LE Math

    Lower Elementary students construct math concepts and practice procedures using the extraordinary Montessori math materials.
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  • LE History/Geography

    The Montessori “cosmic curriculum” for Lower Elementary students focuses on the common bonds among humans, and it offers an optimistic, forward-looking approach to global solutions.
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  • LE Science

    Lower Elementary children's questions lead naturally to studies of how the world was formed, its physical laws, and the origins and evolution of life.
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  • LE Spanish

    The Lower Elementary Spanish Program uses songs, games, projects, readings, rhymes and tongue twisters to help children develop Spanish language skills in a fun atmosphere.
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  • LE Anti-Bias

    Through literature, discussions and in-class visits, LE children learn about diversity, identity and the problem of bias.

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  • LE Physical Education

    Lower Elementary students receive a basic introduction to the components of health-related fitness.
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  • LE Music

    In the Lower Elementary music program children expand their repertoire of songs and movement games in number and complexity.
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  • LE Practical Life

    Practical Life activities in Lower Elementary revolve around the child’s natural interest in peer relationships and in the world around him.
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  • LE Visual Art

    In the Lower Elementary Art program children learn to think creatively, to use their “right brains,” and to take risks with ideas and materials.They realize that mistakes are opportunities to try something different!
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