Les Pommes Curriculum

For Les Pommes, our expert team has put together a curriculum that encourages a child’s readiness to learn and link it to the freedom of discovery in a carefully created environment of fun, challenge, love and support. The curriculum is gently woven around:

 

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Montessori

Pre Kindergarden

Kindergarten

Montessori

Language and Literacy

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Speaking Skills
  • Understands and uses plurals
  • Asks “why” and “what” questions
  • Uses 100-300 words
  • Uses short sentences to convey a simple idea
  • Understands simple sequences
Listening Skills
  • Follows two-step directions
Literacy
  • Pretends to read a book
  • Connects events in story to own life
  • Tells a simple story from sequenced pictures
  • Begins to recognize the beginning and the end of a story
  • Provides missing information in familiar stories or rhymes
  • Listen to a story for an extended period of time

Mathematics

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Number and Number use
  • Repeats 1-20
  • Matches one to one
  • Tells which is one and which is many
  • Understands the number concept of one
  • Understands the number concept of two
  • Understands the number concept of three
  • Understands the number concept of four
  • Understands the number concept of five
Relationships
  • Points to and names simple shapes and common colors
  • Matches simple colors, shapes and objects
  • Sorts a few objects based on color, shape or size
  • Knows uses of familiar objects
  • Matches a picture of an object to a picture of an object
  • Matches a picture of an object to the object
  • Understands same and different
  • Feels and describes differences in texture, temperature
Reasoning
  • Shows or tells the use of an object
  • Remembers where items are kept
The world and me
  • Verbalizes wants and needs
  • Starts to talk about emotions
  • Transitions to new activity with assistance
  • Engages in parallel play
  • Plays easy circle games with adult
  • Takes turns
  • Remembers simple rules
  • Begins to share toys when asked
  • Helps clean up

Wellness

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Fine Motor Skills
  • Fits objects together and takes them apart
  • Pounds pegs
  • Complete 3-10 piece puzzles
  • Puts items into openings
  • Begins to cut with safety scissors
  • Dumps and pours
  • Uses a spoon to scoop materials
  • Firs lids on jars
  • Begins to use snaps, buttons and zippers
Mobility
  • Walks length of tape on floor
  • Tries to balance on one foot
  • Copies simple body movements
  • Jumps
  • Climbs over, under, in and out of things
  • Understand personal space
Ball Play
  • Throws a ball into a box
  • Tries to kick a large ball
  • Walk up to a kicks a ball
Music
  • Sings familiar songs
  • Identifies loud and soft noises
  • Moves to music
  • Plays simple musical instruments
Art
  • Begins to hold crayon appropriately
  • Scribbles with large crayons or watercolor markers
  • Draws horizontal and vertical lines
  • Uses a paintbrush
  • Draws a circular motion
  • Draws a picture that has a defined shape
  • Draws some shapes
  • Begins to use a glue stick

Pre-Kindergarten

Language and Literacy

Speaking Skills
  • Tells about a drawing when asked
  • Explains own ideas
  • Answers “ Who”, “When” and “If” question
  • Talks about character and events in more detail
  • Demonstrates a vocabulary of over 300 words
Listening Skills
  • Follows two-step directions
  • Recognizes some letter sounds in isolation
  • Whispers
Literacy
  • Recognizes first name in print
  • Recognizes some letter names
  • Retells a familiar story in their own words

Relationships
  • Sorts by size or color
  • Puts three objects in size order
  • Uses size to describe an object
  • Recalls and names primary and secondary colors
  • Recalls and names basic shapes
  • Repeats a pattern using up to three objects
Reasoning
  • Describes how he/she solved a problem in his/her own way
  • Begins to interpret graphs

My Community and Environment

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Science
  • Observes, explores or experiments with various materials
  • Asks questions about objects and events in the environment
  • Identifies daily weather
  • Begins to understand how weather affects our lives
  • Explores plants
Community Connections
  • Begins to recognize how families are alike and different
  • Identifies gender
  • Begins to understand the concept of yesterday, today and tomorrow
  • Recognizes the beginning and the end of an event
The World and Me
  • Starts to control own behavior
  • Initiates peer contact
  • Plays cooperatively with other children
  • Begins to wait for their turn to speak
  • Follows easy riles
  • Expresses feelings
  • Shares toys with assistance
  • Makes choices
  • Uses vocabulary to describe own behavior

Wellness

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Fine Motor Skills
  • Opens and closes containers
  • Uses lacing cards
  • Completes 10 – to 20 – piece puzzles
  • Cuts paper safely with scissors
  • Cuts along a line in a continuous motion
  • Folds paper in half
  • Begins to write some letters and numbers without space restraints
Mobility
  • Runs around corners
  • Jumps forward
Ball Play
  • Throws a ball overhand
  • Kicks a large ball
Balance
  • Jumps in place without falling down
Music
  • Sings simple songs
  • Moves in time to music
  • Claps hands
Art
  • Draws a circle and a plus sign
  • Makes prints using various materials
  • Explores color through finger paint
  • Holds writing instruments correctly
  • Draws a simple picture that has a defined shape

Kindergarten

Language and Literacy

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Speaking Skills
  • Counts syllables in heard words
  • Identifies a variety of literary pieces
  • Segments single – syllable words into beginning and ending sounds
  • Retells a story including main events and supporting detail
  • Uses emotion words to describe how characters feel in a story
Listening Skills
  • Answers questions about details in a story
  • Matches heard words that have a similar beginning or ending sound
  • Identifies letters and the letter/sound relationship in blends
  • Begins to independently sound out unknown words
  • Marches familiar spoken words to written words
Literacy
  • Identifies whether information in a story is real or pretend
  • Begins to read simple sentences
  • Reads/recognizes sight words
  • Tells how two stories are similar and different
  • Uses a journal to communicate using inventive spelling
  • Use picture reference books to obtain information

Mathematics

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Numbers and Number Sense
  • Counts from 1-100 independently
  • Composes number from 11-19 into tens and some further ones
  • Tells number stories about addition, subtraction and/or multiplication concepts
  • Represents addition and subtraction in a variety of ways
  • Counts by fives to 25
  • Counts by tens to 100
Relationships
  • Orders the days of the week and months of the year independently
  • Describes a five-step procedure in sequential order
Reasoning
  • Identifies whether the number of objects in a group is greater than, less than or equal to another group
  • Compares two numbers when written as numeral
  • Creates and interprets a pie chart

My Community and Environment

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Science
  • Graphs weather and is able to interpret data
  • Observes, explores or experiments with various materials
  • Explores the properties of Earth (land/water)
  • Draws conclusions based on observations
  • Expresses data in a variety of ways
  • Participates in experiments to answer questions
  • Makes predictions based on prior knowledge
Community Connections
  • Determines the relative location of places using terms near and far
  • Creates a simple map of school and house
  • Distinguishes between land and water on maps and globes
  • Understands that there are consequences for actions
  • Recognizes the need for different rules in different places
  • Participates in voting as a way of making choices
  • Develops an awareness that a person’s vote may change
The World and Me
  • Demonstrates control of emotion
  • Apologizes with understanding
  • Begins to develop the concept of fairness
  • Makes rules and follows them
  • Waits for turn to speak
  • Copes in an unfamiliar situation
Wellness
  • Writes first and last name with appropriate cases
  • Writes numerals 1 to 50
  • Bends pipe cleaners to form shapes
  • Reproduces a design using peg board
  • Creates shapes with play dough
  • Can fasten and unfasten buttons and snaps
  • Completes 25 piece (or more) puzzles
Mobility
  • Skips using alternating feet
  • Can jump from a crouched position
Music
  • Recites and sings
  • Identifies and recognizes the differences in types of tone quality
  • Moves rhythmically to music
  • Recognizes changes in pitch
  • Discriminates between fast and slow tempos
Ball Play
  • Throws a ball accurately at a target four feet away or farther
  • Bounces a ball and catches it
  • Moves body to anticipate a thrown ball
  • Catches a thrown ball from four feet
Music
  • Recognizes changes in pitch
  • Discriminates between fast and slow tempos
  • Moves rhythmically to music
  • Identifies and recognizes the differences in types of tone quality
  • Recites and sings
Art
  • Colors within a shape
  • Traces, copies and draws complex shapes

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