Little Gems Montessori will be offering Virtual Montessori learning for children in the age group of 3-6 years.
Our aim is to create a Montessori based framework that helps our children to transition into this home based learning environment with ease. It is key to keep in mind, that the activities planned during this time are thought provoking, challenging, rewarding and enjoyable for the children. Our Administration and staff have put together a well-planned schedule that brings a close connection to the classroom experience. Replicating what the children do in the classroom is not practical but giving an experience that is close to their classroom would be the best that can be done under given circumstances. Our goal is to work closely with you, and continue to provide this unique Method of concrete learning, under these unusual circumstances.
Details on our Virtual Montessori
Our virtual learning curriculum will include lessons in: Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Science, Geography, Music, Art, Movement and Story time.
- Letter and sound recognition
- Sight words, blends, digraphs, foundation of reading elements, and writing
- Number and quantity recognition (1-99)
- Place value
- Concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Creative thinking and problem solving
- Spatial relationships
Culture (Science and Geography)
- 7 continents and 5 oceans
- Parts and characteristics of trees, leaves, flowers, animal classification, etc.
- Care of the person (buttoning a shirt, tying shoelaces etc.)
- Care of the environment (sweeping, dusting, using a sponge, etc.)
- Grace and courtesy
- Control of movement
Weekly Lesson Plan: Our Teachers will create lesson plans for each child and make sure the activities, work sheets and the Montessori materials match the developmental needs and characteristics of every child in our learning environment.
Lending of Montessori Materials: We will lend Montessori materials on a weekly basis. Child will have the whole week to work with the materials. Fridays will be the day of returning and picking up materials.
Weekly Packets: We will send weekly packets of worksheets and arts to supplement the hands-on learning based on child’s learning needs. Parents will pick up weekly packet on Fridays at 3 pm along with the materials.
Zoom Meeting: We will meet for our zoom meetings every morning from 9-12am for half day children and 9-3 pm for our full day and Kindergarten children. The meeting will have morning circle, movement, story time, individual and group, and art lessons. Children will be grouped as per their academic learning. One on one lesson will be scheduled during these times as per the requirement.
Sample Zoom Schedule
9:00-9:45 Morning Circle (Calendar, Weather, Days of the Week), movement break and group lesson on the theme planned
9:45 – 10:00 Group Snack (Children will eat snack. This will give them opportunity to socialize with their friends.)
10:00 – 10:15 Free Play (Children will have free play time.)
10:15 – 11:45 – Montessori work time. Kindergartens will meet in their assigned room to work with the teacher. We will divide other children as per their academic levels for group Montessori lessons or give individual lessons. (While the teacher is giving lessons the other children will enter the break-up room and work with another teacher on their worksheets, arts or show a lesson that they have been working on.)
11:45 – 12:00 – All children re-group for Story Time
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch Break
1:00 – 3:00 Afternoon Montessori work time. (same as morning)