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5 Enrichment Programs Available to Your Elementary Schooler at Montessori Schools

It seems like every year we hear about the removal of programs that encourage cultural education and creativity from children’s education, which begs the question, “is public schooling really the best choice?”

These hands-on, creative experiences are crucial to the development of your child. At Montessori private elementary schools, enrichment programs are offered to maintain the worldly education that your child needs.

1.      Outdoor Gardening

Montessori elementary schools offer programs that involve hands-on gardening experiences, allowing your child to learn more about the natural world. Having them raise their own plants enables them to appreciate nature and gives them a sense of responsibility to help take care of the world on which they live.

2.      Music

Montessori elementary schools recognize that music is essential to the mental development of your child. It evokes parts of the brain that deal with science, math, and language—and it’s just plain fun! Music also gives the children an opportunity to express themselves in the way that they see fit, a freedom that is fading in public elementary schools.

3.      Physical Education

Getting up, moving around, exercising, and interacting with peers helps students focus more on academics throughout the rest of the day. The goal is to improve the students’ individual motor performance through various sports and team games.

4.      Fine Arts

Art is a good way to get a child’s creativity flowing while developing analytical and thinking skills. Since the focus is on the process rather than the product, students are able to really take their time and think about what it is they wish to produce and gain something instead of worrying about its reception.

5.      Science

Science labs give students the opportunity to have fun and learn through hands on experiences while learning about how the world around them really works. This opens up their minds early on to natural processes that many take for granted.

If you are looking for the elementary school that would be best for your child, contact the Montessori School at Starcreek in Allen or a partner school for more information. Visit our website for an overview of the enrichment programs that we offer to students. (972) 727-2800

Planning Ahead: May Events at The Montessori School

May 1 – 7: Teacher Appreciation Week                                                      

May 4: Muffins For Moms Breakfast

  • 7:30 - 8:00 : Primary & Elementary Classes
  • 8:00 - 8:30 : Infant & Toddler Classes

May 26: Last Day of School Picnic and Field Day

  • Dismissal for All Students at 12:00 P.M.

May 30: Memorial Day - School closed for all services

 

Enjoying our recent blog topics? Check out these other links!

If any of our recent blog posts piqued your interest in Montessori schools and education, then be sure to check out the links we’ve listed below for more information.

  • This FAQ list provides short and simple answers to many Montessori questions.
  • Montessori.org is an organization dedicated to Montessori teaching methods.
  • This article from about.com discusses the ins and outs of Montessori schools.
  • Ehow.com gives brief summaries about different aspects of Montessori schools.
  • For more information about preparing your child for his or her first day of school, read this eHow.com article.

Whether you are looking for the best elementary school or a Montessori daycare for your child, our teachers provide the services for your child’s needs. For programs, locations, or to register for admission, give us a call today. (972) 727-2800

You may also receive more information and updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages! 

Earth Day Picnic Party: Friday, April 22

THIS Friday, April 22, at 11 am, The Montessori School will be having our Earth Day Picnic Party!

earth day

• Every student should bring a sandwich in a Ziploc bag that is labeled with their name and class.

• Sign up to bring other picnic items to share with the class.

• Half-day carpool will be at NOON.

• Children may wear their favorite sunglasses and hats to the party.  Please put names on both.

For any questions or more information, call (972) 727-2800.

A Brief Overview of the Mission of Montessori Schools

As we’ve mentioned before, we believe education is of the utmost importance in child development.  Too often, however, education is restricted to mean one specific type of learning, in one specific type of classroom, with one specific set of goals.  At Montessori schools, we try not to pigeonhole a child’s worth by the standards set by other learning institutions.

Montessori schools believe that education should not be limited to the standard classroom model largely adhered to in schools today.  By breaking the mold of what an education “should” look like and what school “should” feel like, we have been able to create a learning environment that has been proven to be effective time and time again.

Montessori schools will work with your child to not only teach him or her the curriculum, but to also teach enjoyment of the learning process. Your child will develop an appreciation for learning that will last a lifetime.  We will also encourage your child to consider how what he or she learns affects his or her life in all its facets.

Montessori schools find the irreplaceable value in a hands-on learning environment.  Not only will your child look forward to going to school, but he or she will also learn the importance of hands on experience in the real world.

Montessori schools are designed to work with your child on an individual basis to help him or her reach their greatest potential.  Teachers are specially trained to encourage your child to seek learning opportunities on their own time and desire to be the best he or she can be.  Montessori schools will work with your child, so that your child will want to be the best child—and adult—he or she can be.

Finally, Montessori schools will work to engage the entire family in your child’s learning experience.  Parent involvement in education is key, and we will work to involve you in every step of your child’s education.

If you think a Montessori school might be the right option for your child, then be sure to contact us today at The Montessori School.

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