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

The Pink Tower

This is the first entry in our new segment “Did you know?”, highlighting 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?

The Pink Tower

Did you know…… Montessori sensorial materials are designed to prepare a child’s understanding of math concepts with concrete materials.  Sensorial materials are indirect preparation for math materials.

What it is:  A Montessori material introduced in the Early Childhood years (Primary Program), the Pink Tower consists of ten wooden cubes painted pink differing in length, breadth and height, increasing increments from 1 cm to 10 cm. The sizes grow progressively in the algebraic series of the third power.

How it works:  This series of cubes are introduced to students individually by demonstration.  The child may then chose the work and manipulate the cubes by stacking them in order from largest to smallest. Most Montessori materials are self-correcting, as is The Pink Tower.

Why it matters: Exploration with The Pink Tower develops a mathematical mind related to ratios and our base ten system while directly developing and refining the visual sense, their ability to discriminate size, and their muscular control of the hand.  This material also enriches vocabulary.  Children learn terms like biggest, big, smallest, small by comparing the cubes. It gives a concrete introduction to concepts a child draws on later from memory when introduced explicitly to the areas of mathematics.

About PMonts

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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