RISING STARS MONTESSORISCHOOL“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and isnot acquired by listening to words but by experiences in theenvironment.” – Maria MontessoriOur Mission is to cultivate the natural desire to learn and tofoster a lifelong love of learning in every child.
WHAT IS MONTESSORI EDUCATION Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society
PRACTICAL LIFEDevelopment of everyday life skills through the use of reality based activities. The prepared environment is created to learn and enhance the skills.Aim Concentration Coordination Independence Order Preparation for math, reading and writing skills.Activities Hand and eye coordination Pincer grip Muscles development One to one correspondence
SENSORIALHands on activities for the child to tune into their five senses and enhance their intellectual abilities.Aim Enhance visual, tactile, auditory, smelling and tasting sense. Refinement of the senses Fine motor control Hand-eye coordination Preparation for math and writing activitiesActivities include Sound cylinders Color tablets Knobbed cylinders (Enhances Pincer Grip) Long rods, Broad Stair( sequencing from the longest to the shortest, broadest the narrowest). Smelling bottles
LANGUAGEThe sensitive period for language is up to seven years of age. To write, to read, to understand the function of language and to create an awe and appreciation of language.Aim Preparation of the hand Enrichment of vocabulary Phonetics Reading Classification Parts of speech Learn Nouns , pronouns, adjectives, Adverbs, Ver bs.
LANGUAGEActivities Metal insets Tracing sounds Using sandbox Using big moveable alphabet to make words Using objects to make words.
SCIENCEStudents gain the perspective of science through exploration and research in these areas. Different projects are done by weekly. Beginning science experiments Classifications of animals- (sink/float) picture/folder Under the ocean Classification of Vertebrates and Parts of Fish, Flamingo and Frog Invertebrates Parts of a Tree, Flowers Germination activities Food chain of Fish Living/nonliving exercises Solar system( includes a song Human Body and learning the details, making Land/water activities journal) Photosynthesis Lifecycle of butterfly(book reading, writing a journal)
MATHAim Concentration Logical thinking and problem solving skills learn addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Divisio n and Decimal systemMaterials used Spindle box( teaches activity 1-10) Sequin Board( learning 11-20) Hundred board ( 1-100) Addition and Subtraction boards Multiplication and Division Boards Using Bead material to learn calculation in thousands (eg 1200+ 2400)
GEOGRAPHYAimLearn about Globe,Continents, Countries, States, Oc eans, Earth, FlagsActivities Project Map Pin Hole Punching Songs Recognizing the places
CULTURE, MUSIC, ARTThe Montessori cultural curriculum is an integrated study of various subjectsAim Sharpen a childs power of observation Encourage love and respect for the environment Introduce the child to the world’s great diversity of people Emphasizing harmonious living on our planet
CULTURE, MUSIC, ART (CONTINUED)Activities Music time - learn songs, play instruments Celebrate holidays and events around the world Along with the Montessori materials, music, art, m ovement, and storytelling flourish in the classroom.
SOME FAMOUS MONTESSORI STUDENTS Google Founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin Amazon Founder: Jeff Bezos Wikipedia Founder: Jimmy Wales Former First Lady: Jacqueline Kennedy Actor: George Clooney Management guru: Peter Drucker Sims Designer: Will Wright
VALUE OF MONTESSORI EDUCATION IN THEWORDS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCAdXjlLBA http://youtu.be/cPIXzDRuEfo Article on Forbes - Is Montessori the Origin Of Google and Amazon
RISING STARS MONTESSORI VS TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS Children grouped chronologically Non-graded (2 or 3 year age span) Lot of activities designed to prepare a childs Limited opportunities for prewriting activities pincer grip Children pursue their own self-paced Class as a group - studies one subject at a curriculum, individually or in small groups, in time various parts of environment Postponement of cognitive development until Critical cognitive skills developed before age first grade six Phonetic-based, multi-sensorial, more Traditional way of learning to read. flexible writing and reading opportunities Multiage grouping for community Homogeneous grouping atmosphere Subjects are separated Subjects are intertwined