On Tuesday, July 16th, Primary SQ students will go to Terhune Orchards in support of our "In the Garden" theme. Students will participate in the Read-and-Pick program, where they will learn about blueberries and then pick their own 1/2 pint to take home. Students will also have time to feed the animals and enjoy apple cider and an apple from the farm!
On this day, the students will depart from school at 9:10 a.m. and travel to Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ. They will enjoy their activities and snack and return to school at 11:00 am. After they return, they will eat regular lunch at school.
What to bring/wear: - Wear weather-appropriate clothing - Apply and bring sunscreen - Lunch upon return to school. Bring regular lunch (or order SmartLunch as usual).
On Friday, July 19th, Elementary SummerQuest students will visit the Princeton University Art Museum to complement their summer theme of Cultures of the World. They will explore African and French art, and participate in related activities. Each child will receive a passport sticker depicting the visit.
On this day, the students will depart from school at 10:00 a.m. and travel to the Art Museum on the Princeton campus. After their visit, they will return to school at 12:00 p.m., and will eat lunch at school.
What to bring/wear: - Wear weather-appropriate clothing - Lunch upon return to school. Bring regular lunch (or order SmartLunch as usual).
Students of all ages are enjoying a summer of discovery!
Our infants and toddlers are discovering and experiencing who they are. Work and play go hand-in-hand, indoors and outdoors! The toddlers are learning about insects and happily collaborate with their friends creating art with new mediums. Students at all levels love Water Play days!
Primary students are learning about herbs and making fascinating discoveries in the garden. They planted an entirely new vegetable garden and also expanded their herb garden. In the greenhouse, they are enjoying seeing their green bean plants grow from seeds.
They also celebrated the Fourth of July with their annual parade.
The elementary summer students are exploring world cultures. They have investigated the unique animals and art of Australia, making aboriginal bark paintings and a watercolor coral reef. The next area of study was Ecuador. The students made a mural of the Galapagos that included the giant tortoise and marine iguanas. They also made paper mache tortoises and giant macaw birds.
The students participate in Spanish lessons each Thursday. Clara Soto visited the class to cook arepas, a traditional South American dish. They students created passports to record their “visits” to each country. They include the flag of Australia and Ecuador so far.
Besides travel, the summer schedule allows time for practical life activities like lemonade making, spice grinding and food preparation. Learning to sew is also a popular activity and every child had a chance to make a felt koala bear after we learned about Australian koalas.
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.