15 mo - 2.5 yrs
2.5 - 4 yrs
4 - 6 yrs
The Butterfly Preschool and Kindergarten Class
Ages 4 - 6 years
Montessori Kindergarten: Empowering & Essential
© American Montessori Society
In this class, preschool and Kindergarten students learn together. The mixed ages creates a wonderful dynamic where the older ones have leadership opportunities, mentor younger students, and are grouped according to abilities rather than age. Younger children gain confidence by watching and learning directly from their older peers.
The Butterfly Class continues to build concentration, coordination, independence and a sense of order as they have long periods of uninterrupted work time. A few things you might see students doing:
Building words with the Movable Alphabet
Improving visual discrimination with the Brown Stair
Mastering odd and even with Numerals and Counters
Telling the story of the Good Shepherd.
In addition, grinding coffee, polishing, pouring, sweeping and mopping, serving snack, washing their own dishes, orange juicing, plant watering, and hammering are examples of daily Practical Life activities.
Our core focus is fostering a classroom community where kindergarten and preschool children care for themselves, for others and for the environment.
Look forward to your child coming home and talking about subjects such as:
Vincent Van Gogh
The miracles of Jesus
Counting by tens
Quatrefoils and trapezoids
Spanish and Sign Language.
Classes are held Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
We also have our optional Early Bird Session 7:30-8:15 a.m.
and Extended Session 3:30-5:30 p.m.
September – Cleanliness
September 17- S - triangle
Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the Earth. -Psalm 96:1
September 24– M - square
Those who show mercy to others are happy; mercy will be given to them. -Matthew 5:7
October – Obedience
October 1 – O - octagon
Children obey your parents in the Lord… that it may go well with you. -Ephesians 6:1, 2
October 8 – R - rectangle
Show respect for all people. -1 Peter 2:17
October 15– A - trapezoid
How awesome is the Lord most high. -Psalm 47:2
October 22 – P - pentagon
Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. -Ephesians 6:18
October 29– B - ellipse
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. -Psalm 63:6
November – Gratitude
November 5 – T - oval
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good.
-Psalm 136: 1
November 12 – L - quatrefoil
Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
mind, soul, and strength. -Luke 10:27
November 26– F - curvilinear triangle
For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
December - Service
December 3 – N - star
Love your neighbor as yourself. -Matthew 19:19
December 10– I - diamond/rhombus
With men it is impossible, but not with God, with God all things are possible. -Luke 18:27
January – Honesty
January 14 – K - parallelogram
Keep my commands and you will live.
January 21 – Z - hexagon
Zacchaeus, come down immediately. -Luke 19:5
January 28 – E - sphere
Everyone who calls on the name
of the Lord will be saved. -Romans 10:13
February – Love
February 4 – H - heart
The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.
February 11 – X - cone
If there is anything excellent, or
praiseworthy- think about such things.
February 18 – Y - cube
You are my hiding place; You will protect
me from trouble. -Psalm 32:7
February 25 – V - cylinder
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my
voice. -Psalm 5:3
March – Courage
March 4 – D - ellipsoid
Do to others what you would have
them do to you. -Matthew 7:12
March 11 – W - ovoid
I am the way and the truth and the
life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me. -John 14:5-6
March 18 – C - square based pyramid
God created the heavens and the
earth. -Genesis 1:1
April – Peace
April 2 – G - triangle based pyramid
A gentle answer turns away wrath.
April 8 – U - rectangular prism
Trust in the Lord with all your
heart and lean not on your own
understanding. -Proverbs 3:5
April 15– Q -
Everyone should be quick to
listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.
April 29 – J -
The joy of the Lord is my
strength. -Nehemiah 8:10
May - Friendship
~sound & shape of the week ends~