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Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Math and Language: Materials and Methods for the Pre-School Montessori Classroom (260)
Various child care facilities associated with the Caritas Training Center.
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Math: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: introduce and present math manipulatives in a manner that best supports the development of age-appropriate concepts for preschool children; classify and sequence math skills presented in each area in order to build upon knowledge and strengths that children have already gained; present and adapt materials for children with disabilities; recognize and incorporate relevant ideas and applications for materials when they are created through discovery by children; observe and record children's outcomes in mastery of materials; individualize planning to meet the diverse levels of understanding within the class; create a supportive environment for the discovery and appreciation of mathematical ideas. Language: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: introduce and present language development materials in five areas of language: early writing development, language patterning skills, phonetic analysis, grammar development and age-appropriate literature/drama /poetry; create language materials for individual work in all five areas; develop resources of quality children's literature in both fiction and non-fiction areas; adapt materials to provide a print-rich age-appropriate environment for children with all levels of English language proficiency; involve children in grammar games that illustrate the structure of language; recognize the importance of self-expression in spoken and written language; and observe and record children's work mastery that is used in curriculum planning.
This course prepares students to teach preschool Math and Language using the Montessori method and materials. Students are introduced to math manipulatives and though practice and familiarity with the materials, students become increasingly aware of the value of math manipulatives in developing the age appropriate math foundation in young children. Emphasis is placed upon the sequence and order of materials and the importance of how different areas of math skills are integrated to build concepts. Language games introduce many of the concepts of grammar in a simple and age appropriate manner. Students experience work in five different areas of language: writing, language patterning, phonetic analysis, and literature/drama/poetry and grammar and demonstrate proficiency by presenting materials in math and language to the group and in creating classroom materials. Along with a written essay in each subject area, students create a drawing for each work that illustrates the manner in which it is presented. Emphasis is placed on student participation.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Montessori Education (8/06) (11/11 revalidation) (11/16 revalidation).