Agenda | Next 7 Days

June 19, 2019
  • Summer Orientation: Toddler New to School-child with parent-8:30-9:30 AM

    June 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 8:30 am

    1 hr w/ parent; Toddler New to School (FD, M-F AM, MTW AM) - child without parent

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  • SummerQuest Camp Begins

    June 19, 2019

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  • Orientation: Toddler New to School - One hour with parent

    June 19, 2019

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June 20, 2019
  • SummerQuest Parent Coffee - All Summer Parents Invited!

    June 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    R Rambusch Library

    Please join us for a parent coffee/tea hour for all parents whose children are enrolled in SummerQuest!

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  • Orientation: Toddler-New to School-child without parent-8:30-9:30 AM

    June 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 8:30 am

    1 hr w/ parent; Toddler New to School (FD, M-F AM, MTW AM) - child without parent

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  • Orientation: Toddler New to School - One hour without parent in classroom

    June 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am

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June 21, 2019
  • Art Intensive Showcase

    June 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Art Intensive students will hold an exhibition to showcase their work. Parents and friends are invited to come in and see their child's work!

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  • Orientation: Toddlers New to School, regular schedule

    June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am

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June 24, 2019
  • SQ- Primary Swim

    June 24, 2019

    1:00-2:00 pm

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  • SQ- Elem- Science Seeds with Mrs. Hammer

    June 24, 2019

    12:30 - 2:00 pm in Imaginarium

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  • Summer Music Lessons Start

    June 24, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am

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Did you know?

Understanding Montessori Education

Multiage Classrooms

This segment “Did you know?”, highlights facts about the Montessori philosophy, Montessori materials or curriculum, and Princeton Montessori School.  These short entries in the online newsletter are meant to give insight into components of your child’s experience that you otherwise would not know.

 

Did you Know?

Multiage classrooms enhance learning

 

Did you know… Multiage classrooms of children sharing a developmental stage of childhood enhance learning.

What it is: Dr. Montessori designed her schools to have learning environments for three year age spans that share a developmental stage of childhood so that children would have immediate social and academic role models, and to reflect a more natural learning setting, where children move at their own pace and not lock step with others their age.  

How it works:  Children new to a program enter the environment needing assurance and support.  They learn partially by watching older children use materials, work independently, care for the environment, and use language to express their ideas, needs, and grace and courtesy. Older children serve as teachers, role models, and helpers, gaining leadership skills and solidifying their own understanding.  As the adage goes, “The highest form of learning is teaching.” When we teach what we know, we reinforce our own knowledge.

Why it matters: Research shows that multi age classrooms increase harmony and nurturing among students, that children develop a stronger vocabulary more rapidly, and fewer children are isolated socially. We know teaching is the highest form of learning, so peer to peer teaching and coaching solidifies knowledge for the child instructing.  Interest in learning is peaked in younger children when they see older children modeling learning and class work.

Resource:  http://sites.psu.edu/jrre/wp-content/uploads/sites/6347/2014/02/3-3_3.pdf

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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.

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