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Welcome to an exciting new year at Arbor View Montessori School. A special welcome to all the new students and their families that are joining us! We are very happy to have you with us. During the month of September, the staff and I will be informally assisting new students and kindergartners in order to determine how we can encourage and assist each one in his or her individual learning process.
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Choosing a Montessori Preschool
Parents that decided they like Montessori for their children must think carefully about how to select Montessori school if they are to ensure that their children receive the actual the education they want. Some Montessori preschools do not actually follow true Montessori principles or structure. Parents can ask three important questions to help ascertain whether the school is truly Montessori.
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Preparing for the Preschool Year
The new school year begins soon, so now is the time to prepare your child for preschool, especially if this is the first time your child will attend preschool. Arbor View Montessori School recommends that you transition from summertime mode to routines and preparations that will help your child make a smooth and happy transition to preschool. A good way to start is to get back into school time routines to help avoid abrupt changes. Some things you can do to support you child in the transition to preschool are: Start going to bed earlier and waking up on a school time schedule. During the summer, we may get off our school time sleep schedule. Getting back into a school time sleeping pattern will make the transition easier for your child.
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Why Choose Montessori
At Arbor View Montessori, we believe every child deserves the chance to reach his or her intellectual and social potential. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori Education, understood how a good education unlocks and realizes children's potential. In a traditional preschool or daycare, the needs of children and their particular learning needs can be put aside as teachers work to maintain control and discipline. The difference between Montessori Education and traditional child care, daycare or preschools is that Arbor View Montessori School focuses on providing an environment where children can learn self-care, self-control and self-discipline.
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How Montessori Kids Learn
Children up to six years old see the world in very concrete ways. They learn about their environment through what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell. In a Montessori education children work with learning materials that can be experienced through the senses.
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Math and Montessori
Children learn basic concepts of mathematics in either of two ways; By using concrete materials during the years when they enjoy manipulating equipment; or by abstract materials when they are in the elementary grades. At Arbor View Montessori, your child will learn the basic concepts of mathematics by using concrete materials during the preschool years when he or she enjoys manipulating material. Dr. Montessori demonstrated that if a child has access to mathematical activities in the early years, the child can easily and joyfully assimilate many facts and skills of arithmetic. This helps children more readily grasp abstract concepts they will encounter mathematics in the elementary grades.
Her Live and Work
Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and the founder of the Montessori method, which is the teaching method used at Arbor View Montessori School here in Roseville California. She was born in Chiaravalle, northern Italy in 1870, the only child of middle class parents. Maria wanted to become a physician, and she was accepted as the first female to attend Rome University. She graduated with honors, and she was the first Italian, female graduate in 1890. She returned to the University to do post-graduate research work in biology, anthropology and psychology, and she became a lecturing professor of anthropology at the University of Rome.
Having fun with food can be very healthy too
Food Fun
At Arbor View Montessori School, we Integrate botany curriculum lessons about edible seeds, roots, stems, fruits and vegetables. Montessori teaches with a hands-on sensorial method, different from traditional preschool and day care programs. Our Fun Food & Botany curriculum begins with activities that teach your child how food grows, from seed to stem, leaf, fruit or vegetable. Our curriculum includes gardening which begins with children bringing their own seeds or young plants to garden and watch grow. In the classroom, work includes puzzles and coloring activities that teach and illustrate the different parts of the plant.
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We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.” – Maria Montessori At Arbor View Montessori School, science is introduced to children at a young age with subjects like botany and zoology. Children have a natural desire to explore what they see. We provide various opportunities for the child to study and observe their environment, through gardening, nature walks, and care of animals.
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Summer Themes & Activities
Learning doesn’t need to stop in the summer. At Arbor View Montessori, we have lots of summer inspired themes and activities for your child. Our summer program includes themes and activities from around the globe and right here in our backyard. Your child will enjoy summer themes and activities and also do fun work that builds on themes we learned during the school year. Children will travel to other continents and discover interesting animals: This is a fun way of teaching geography and zoology together. We present 7 different continent maps that highlight unique animals from each continent. Students will be doing interesting activities that teach new animals, the seven continents and the globe.