Elementary Suggested Scope and Sequence
This is a starting point – to help the adult feel a structure in which to follow the child. Follow your child’s needs and interests – interest trumps age and prerequisites every time!
Some tips:
 First mention of a topic/thread: that area CAN be introduced in the year listed.
 Final mention of the topic/thread: the topic is ideally being reviewed, recapped and any final mastery happening.
Points for Emphasis:
1) Follow the child's needs and interests. I can't tell you each day or even which year what your child will be interested in. I can only provide you with the guidelines given by Maria Montessori based on universal development. There is universal development, then there is individual need.
2) This is a PLANNING GUIDE  not set in stone, or even hardly in playdough It should serve as a starting guide for what is likely to happen first  then build from there. You can see areas that typically don't come until later. Your child might want those sooner, but when you realize that, you'll have already prepared and laid a foundation for the current year, so you'll be able to be more flexible.
3) As a planning guide, use it to focus in on certain areas to prep. Consider in each area listed "what does my child need in this area right now?" and prep for that.
Music and History are not necessarily yearspecific at all  introduce some concepts each year!
Art: Provide for art skills as needed for your child. Provide key
art experiences very early on, with personal work including continued art
exploration and application. To reiterate  children need to know basic art skills (not projects), how to use art tools and media  and from there, they can be exploring art based on the subject matter they research from below:
Year 1


Math: Numeration


Math: Operations


Math: Squares and Cubes


Math: Fractions


Math: Associated Word Problems


Biology: Botany 
Plant Parts 
Biology: Zoology

Discussions and Story Material

Biology: Ecology


Language: History


Language: Word Study


Language: Parts of Speech (Grammar)


Language: Logical Analysis

Begin with similar to primary

Language: Written


Language: Spoken


Language: Literature


Language: Style


History 

Geometry: Congruency, Similarity, Equivalency I 

Geometry: Polygons


Geometry: Angles I


Geometry: Lines


Geometry: Angles II


Geometry: Circle I

When interested

Music 

Geography: Universe 
Story, followups, Composition 
Geography: Nature of Elements


Geography: Sun and Earth

2 options:
1) Introductory
work in each chapter
2) Children
select one based on interest each year

Geography: Work of Air


Geography: Work of Water


Geography: Human Geography Cards

Year 2


Math: Numeration

Review and fill in

Math: Operations


Math: Squares and Cubes


Math: Fractions


Math: Decimal Fractions


Math: Squaring & Cubing


Math: Associated Word Problems


Biology: Botany 
Plant Parts, continue 
Biology: Zoology

Dissection and Body Function

Biology: Ecology


Language: History 

Language: Word Study


Language: Parts of Speech (Grammar)


Language: Logical Analysis


Language: Written


Language: Spoken


Language: Literature


Language: Style


History 

Geometry: Angles II 
Review and fill in 
Geometry: Equivalency II

(only time this is listed)

Geometry: Polygons II

(only time this is listed)

Geometry: Equivalency III


Geometry: Circle I

When interested

Music 

Geography: Universe 
Review, go deeper per interest 
Geography: Nature of Elements


Geography: Sun and Earth

2 options:
1) Some
work in each chapter
2) Children
select one based on interest each year

Geography: Work of Air


Geography: Work of Water


Geography: Human Geography Cards

Year 3


Math: Operations

Review and fill in

Math: Decimal Fractions


Math: Fractions

Review and fill in

Math: Squares and Cubes

Review and fill in

Math: Squaring & Cubing


Math: Signed Numbers


Math: Associated Word Problems


Math: Word Problems


Biology: Botany 
Plant Parts, continue 
Biology: Zoology

Dissection and Body Function

Biology: Ecology

Review and fill in

Language: History 

Language: Word Study


Language: Parts of Speech (Grammar)


Language: Logical Analysis


Language: Written


Language: Spoken


Language: Literature


Language: Style


History 

Geometry: Equivalency III 

Geometry: Area


Geometry: Circle I

Review and fill in

Geometry: Circle II


Geometry: Solid


Music 

Geography: Universe 
Further details, Formation of Mountains 
Geography: Nature of Elements


Geography: Sun and Earth

2 options:
1) Some
work in each chapter
2) Children
select one based on interest each year

Geography: Work of Air


Geography: Work of Water


Geography: Human Geography – Taxes/Government

Year 4


Math: Decimal Fractions


Math: Squaring & Cubing


Math: Signed Numbers


Math: Powers


Math: Word Problems


Math: Number Bases


Math: Algebra


Math: Ratio & Proportion


Geography: Human Geography other areas 

Biology: Botany 
Fill in nomenclature 
Biology: Zoology

Dissection and Body Function

Biology: Classification


Language: History 

Language: Word Study

Last bits; Review and fill in

Language: Parts of Speech (Grammar)

Finish verb; Review and fill in

Language: Logical Analysis


Language: Written


Language: Spoken


Language: Literature


Language: Style


History 

Geometry: Equivalency III 
Review and fill in

Geometry: Area

Review and fill in

Geometry: Circle II


Geometry: Solid


Music 

Geography: Universe 
Further details, Formation of Mountains, additional Creation stories 
Geography: Nature of Elements

Finish up initial work – invite lots of followup ideas

Geography: Sun and Earth

Finish up followup presentations; continue personal work

Geography: Work of Air

Currents; Wind as Sculptor

Geography: Work of Water


Geography: Human Geography – Taxes/Government

Year 5


Math: Decimal Fractions

Review and fill in

Math: Squaring & Cubing


Math: Signed Numbers


Math: Powers


Math: Word Problems


Math: Number Bases


Math: Algebra


Math: Ratio & Proportion


Biology: Botany 
Personal experiments

Biology: Zoology

Dissections and Body Function

Biology: Classification


Language: History 

Language: Logical Analysis


Language: Written


Language: Spoken


Language: Literature


Language: Style


History 

Geometry: Circle II 
Review and fill in

Geometry: Solid


Music 

Geography: Universe 
Further details, Formation of Mountains, additional Creation stories 
Geography: Work of Air

Currents; Wind as Sculptor; Personal work

Geography: Work of Water


Geography: Human Geography other areas

Year 6


Math: Squaring & Cubing

Review and fill in

Math: Signed Numbers

Review and fill in

Math: Powers

Review and fill in

Math: Number Bases

Review and fill in

Math: Algebra

Review and fill in

Math: Ratio & Proportion

Review and fill in

Biology: Botany 
Finalize nomenclature
Continue experiments

Biology: Zoology

Dissections and Body Function

Biology: Classification

Review and fill in

Language: History 
Review and fill in 
Language: Logical Analysis

Review and fill in

Language: Written

Review and fill in

Language: Spoken

Review and fill in

Language: Literature

Review and fill in

Language: Style

Review and fill in

History 
Review and fill in 
Geometry: Solid 
Review and fill in 
Music 
Review and fill in 
Geography: Universe 
Further details, Formation of Mountains, additional Creation stories

Geography: Work of Water

Review and fill in

Geography: Human Geography

Review and fill in – other areas in this topic

How did I miss this post?! Very useful for my beginning of the year planning.
ReplyDeleteI am happy to hear that is useful :) Please let me know how it goes for you! :)
DeleteExcellent site, still missing History and Music. When will be updated? Thanks.
ReplyDeleteThank you!
DeleteAnd thank you for the reminder about history and music. They are not really yearspecific or have just too much specific order, so I added a note above about that :) The table of contents for each one can be found in other posts on this site ;)