On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Primary children will visit the Princeton Art Museum. The purpose of the trip is three-fold: to expose the children to real art, to teach them art museum etiquette, and to inspire their creativity.
On this day, students will depart from school at 9:30 am and arrive back to school at 11:15 am. They will have lunch upon their return.
We will not be visiting the gift shop. Please do not send money with your child. The trip will take place rain or shine. If it is raining, the children will need raincoats; please do not bring umbrellas.
What to bring/wear:
- Wear comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops)
- Wear raincoats as needed (no umbrellas)
Please submit your permission by Monday, July 23rd.
The Lower Elementary years see the development of social awareness, language transition, and collaborative learning. Each day is a new adventure!
The Lower Elementary program supports this new developmental phase filled with wonder, interest, and active enthusiasm. By sparking imagination and following a student’s passion, teachers create an environment that allows children to thrive academically as well as develop a sense of belonging in the classroom and school community.
Recently the Primary 3rd year students visited the classroom to attend a Solar System Exhibition. The LE students each chose a part of the solar system to research and create a display about. When the Primary students visited, they enjoyed the chance to be the teachers and to share what they had learned.
A favorite activity in Lower Elementary is “playing store.” Children receive lessons about money – who is on the bills and coins, how to add money, how to make change – and then they create their own stores with goods for sale. When the stores are all ready, they have a wonderful time using play money to go “shopping.”
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.