The Cultural Studies curriculum focuses on one continent each month and
it's specific "needs of humans". i.e. food, clothing, shelter, work,
music, art, cultural celebrations, and language including physical
geography, children of the world, and an introduction to the sciences
of botany(parts of a flower and tree) and zoology (classes of animals).
Curriculum in the Language Arts includes comparison, description,
rhyming, opposites, beginning sounds, story sequence, journals,
drawing, nomenclature (word matching) an introduction to letter sounds,
vowels, consonants, and reading.
Curriculum in Mathematics includes an introduction to the decimal
system, counting, estimating, sequencing, patterning, and addition and
subtraction focusing on concrete operations with objects.
The Sensorial materials isolate a defining quality, such as color,
size, sound, texture, or shape, giving concrete representation to an
abstract idea. They help the child to distinguish, to categorize,
and to relate new information to what s/he already knows.
Practical Life Exercises
Practical Life exercises, such as care of self and the environment,
mirror our culture and serve as a bridge between home and school.
These materials and activities encourage concentration, coordination,
attention to detail, good working habits, and independence.