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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Primary School Students

When your young learner heads off to his or her Montessori school each day, he or she will soon be busy exploring, developing social skills, and growing in self-confidence. It takes a lot of energy to work on academic and other skills each day. Give your Primary School student the nutrition he or she needs to maintain focus and overall wellness.

Salads

Salads provide excellent nutrition for young learners at a Montessori school, but not all children enjoy the concept of having multiple foods mixed in together. Experiment with different formats until you find a few that your child does enjoy. Children often prefer to dip carrot sticks and broccoli florets into dip. You might also try placing a pepper strip or other long vegetable onto a large leaf of kale. Roll it up to create a fun “salad” stick for your child to dip.

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple for Primary School children, but your young learner may quickly become bored with the usual nut butter and jelly. Instead, try slicing a square of focaccia in half and spreading it with nut butter. Add a thin layer of apple slices and some thin slices of cheddar cheese, and top with the other half of the square. Young children may also enjoy rolled sandwiches. Spread hummus on a whole wheat tortilla. Add some turkey slices and baby spinach, and then roll it up and slice it into sections.

Kebabs

Kebabs are another fun way to serve nutritious foods to young children. Always use child-safe, blunt kebab sticks. Create kebabs of sliced vegetables and fruit cubes. Or, create a “cheeseburger” kebab by adding fully cooked turkey meatballs, cheese cubes, halved cherry tomatoes, pickle slices, and cubed whole grain bread. Ketchup or mustard can serve as a dipping sauce.

The Montessori School offers a stimulating Primary Curriculum for children ages three through six. Browse our website to find out more about our dynamic learning community. When you’re ready to speak with us, call our Montessori school in Allen at (972) 727-2800 or in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844.

Enriching Your Child's Education with Music

Enrichment programs are an integral component of Montessori education. Elementary school children and learners of all ages can benefit from ongoing exposure to quality music. At a Montessori school, your child will be encouraged to grow in music literacy by participating in a variety of ways. Listening to music allows your child to develop keen auditory discrimination. Montessori school students have ongoing opportunities to embrace the joy of singing, composing their own music, and performing for others.

With these activities, children naturally build an abiding understanding of rhythm, harmony, and tonal relationships. They can take joy in the creative process and they grow in self-confidence as they perform for others.

The Montessori School offers an inspiring curriculum that includes regular enrichment opportunities such as music literacy, fine arts, and others. If you would like information about enrollment in The Montessori School in Allen, call (972) 727-2800. Contact our North Dallas location at (972) 985-8844.

Listening to Children

One of the cornerstones of Maria Montessori’s Method is to follow or listen to the child. In other words, in a Montessori school, the teacher is not the main focus of attention. Montessori schools recognize that child-led educational initiatives are much more meaningful.

When you watch this video, you’ll see a demonstration of this principle. It features John Hunter, a teacher and the creator of the World Peace Game. He developed the World Peace Game to teach children about peace and compassion, but he came to realize that the children who participated were actually the teachers. Within the prepared environment of a Montessori school, the lessons of compassion arise organically.

The Montessori School nurtures young learners in a supportive and carefully designed environment to allow them to reach their full potential. For more information, call The Montessori School in Allen at (972) 727-2800 or in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844.

Exploring the Philosophy at The Montessori School at StarCreek

At The Montessori School, our goal is to help each child reach his or her potential by actualizing his or her own self-expectations. Our individualized Montessori school classrooms encourage students to be independent learners as they explore and thrive in our nurturing environment. From six weeks of age to sixth grade, we instill confidence, independence, and a love of learning in each child.

We believe that every child who enters our Montessori schools has an innate ability to learn and achieve. We focus on helping each child reach that potential by building a healthy attitude about learning, build his or her confidence in achievement, and providing a safe place for exploration, curiosity, and self-expression. The skills we develop in Montessori school are designed to help each student conquer their continued education with confidence.

Could The Montessori School be right for your child? Find out more about our schools in Dallas and Allen by calling (972) 727-2800. We can answer all of your questions about our curriculum, Montessori school enrollment in Dallas and Allen, and arrange a visit to one of our campuses.‚Äč

A Parent's Role in Toddler Education

The Toddler program at The Montessori School is open to children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. We provide a nurturing educational environment in which children can thrive during this important developmental period in which children build 80% of their personalities while making drastic strides in mobility and gross and fine motor skills. In the classrooms in our Montessori schools, we encourage children to work independently and explore in a safe environment by respecting their natural curiosity, so that students grow to love learning. Parents also play a crucial role during this period. Here are some of the ways that you can support your toddler’s education outside of Montessori school.

Be a Role Model

If you want your child to love to learn, show him or her that you think learning is important to yourself as well. Take time to learn things together by exploring nature, cooking new recipes, and reading together. Let your child see you doing things that expand your knowledge as well, such as reading the newspaper. When learning is a central part of your family life, you can show your child by example how important it is—and how fun it can be.

Make Learning Connections

When your child learns new things, help him or her connect them to the rest of the word. For instance, when your child learns numbers, ask him or her to count cars, stoplights, or license plates for practice when you drive. Help your child spot words he or she knows on signs, or involve him or her in counting forks for setting the table. When your child sees how the things he or she is learning apply to life, it reinforces his or her knowledge.

Avoid Overscheduling

There is so much pressure to have kids involved in activities that even toddlers can sometimes hardly get a break. Running from activity to activity negates the benefits of each individual pursuit because the stress of being overly busy takes the joy out of learning. Only take part in activities that truly engage your toddler instead of checking off a list of supposed must-do classes and camps.

The Montessori School is invested in developing strong and curious young learners from an early age. Find out more about our approach to education and our Montessori school in Dallas by calling (972) 727-2800.

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