Competencies of the Three-Year-Cycle in Upper Elementary
The following goals for completing the three-year cycle of our upper elementary classroom truly embraces the beauty of the Montessori classroom. We believe that you will come to fulfill these goals along different periods within the three years. You will reach these goals at your own pace. The teachers will support you to reach these goals whole sharing the excitement of learning.
End of Sixth Year Expectations:
Work neatly, forming numbers legibly in both print and cursive.
Write, in cursive, reports and stories in complete sentences with capitals and periods.
Write using the following forms: narrative essay, fiction, descriptive essay, persuasive essay, expository essay, a compare or contrast essay, poetry, and a research paper that is documented.
Spell words correctly.
Use punctuation correctly.
Read chapter books and non-fiction books and write complete book reports.
Understand US and NH history and government.
Understand the ancient civilizations.
Understand economic geography.
Understand 5 Kingdoms and biology and zoology classification systems
Understand the periodic table, atoms and molecules
Understand science of light, sound, weather, magnetism, electricity
Memorize math procedures like PMDAS, equation rules, formulas for area and volume of different geometric shapes and forms.
Understand the 5 Great Lessons
Understand how to solve word problems in math.
Understand how to find the LCM and GCF.
Know how convert measurements between metric and customary.
Locate continents, many countries, capitals, rivers, and mountains.
Know the advanced geography nomenclature in Imaginary Island.
Know advanced land and water forms and be able to use an atlas.
Know how to research a topic independently.
Know the parts of speech.
Know the advanced rules of punctuation - independent and dependent clauses, appositive, prepositional phrase, use of the colon, semicolon, comma, dash, punctuating a person speaking, direct object, indirect object, etc.
Know verbals, mood, tone, and voice.
Know how to independently find new classroom when required classroom work is completed.
Express yourself verbally to teachers, peers, and whole groups.
Show a positive attitude toward school work and learning.
Be a kind and helpful member of the community.
You bring your own unique set of gifts and challenges to the class. We look forward to the journey with humor, warmth, and appreciation of their differences.
End of Sixth Year Math Competencies
Familiarities with place values from millionths to millions
Familiarity with standard and expanded form of a number
Familiarity with operations using exponents and exponential notation
Familiarity with all operations (+ - x divide, exponents) using fractions
Abstraction to pencil and paper for complex computations
Fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division tables of facts when solving large number problems
Familiarity with PMDAS and pre algebra equation rules
Familiarity with conversion between basic units of metric and standard measurement
Familiarity graphing and coordinate plane
Familiar with to the concepts of interest, percentage, ratio, probability
Familiar with geometric nomenclature of the line, triangle, circle, polynomial, geometric solids and hedrons
Familiarity with concepts of congruent, similar, and equivalent
Familiarity with binomial/trinomial squaring and cubing
Familiarity with decanomial process, change of colors, squaring, and cubing
Familiarity with going from a square to a successive square and non-successive square
Familiarity with going from a cube to a successive cube and non-successive cube