The Montessori classroom is divided into five major areas.
This is direct preparation for geometry concepts. Students explore and learn the names of both two and three-dimensional shapes. They also explore the relationship between shapes (i.e. quadrilaterals are made up of two triangles). The other senses, namely hearing, smelling, tasting and touch are also refined. Developing auditory and visual discrimination skills prepare the student for learning to read.
In science the natural world is presented to the child as they learn the parts of various plants, animals and minerals. We explore in nature first hand as we plant gardens, take care of classroom pets and collect rocks. Children at this age are curious about the natural world around them and enjoy naming and classifying the elements.