Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival

Rising Star Montessori’s 34 th Annual Fall Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1421 High St. in Alameda, CA The Fall Harvest Festival has been bringing our school community together to socialize, have fun, and share our gratitude for nearly 35 years. Family participation includes volunteering for set-up, preparing food, activities during the Festival, and take-down. Help make this Festival a success: show your children the strength of community involvement and fulfill your parent work hours, volunteer...
Summer Fun 2015 Creatures of the Night

Summer Fun 2015 Creatures of the Night

Come and join us for an exciting venture. We will explore the “night-time world” of animals. In the light of our day, we will see what they experience while we are sleeping! Over the eight weeks, we will explore different habitats where animals, plants and insects go about their daily life. Each week a special animal will be featured. Day and Night all Around Us: We will present the concept of Day & Night, then move on to exploring what is light and what is a shadow, then into the night. The Forest at Night: What happens when the sun goes down at night in the forest? Who comes to life and how do they see? Owls, bats and crickets will be studied. The Desert at Night: Sometimes during the day there seem to be no animals, but wait until the night and the desert is teeming with lizards, snakes, turtles, amphibians and birds! To learn more about our Summer Fun program, and download the application, click...
Summer Fun 2015 Monet’s Garden

Summer Fun 2015 Monet’s Garden

Come and join us for gardening and art! This summer we will feature botany and planting activities with an artistic flair! The children will be in for an exciting discovery of life inside a garden. We will learn about how plants live and what they need to thrive. Children will take walking field trips to our parks in Alameda. Gardens and green thumbs: Germination and sprouting seeds will be studied. While making little gardens, students will learn about the roots, stems, leaves and plants that are edible. Appreciation of flowers and their beauty will be discovered through art activities. Students will create art from a floral bouquet. Bugs (the friends of gardens): Students will learn the beauty of bugs by observing butterflies, ladybugs and beetles in their natural habitat. Come and learn about ants and bees, the workers of the garden. The Art of Gardening, Linnea in Monet’s Garden: Come and hear about the popular storybook character Linnea. Students will create a journal of garden drawings that they have seen or imagined. The students will become Jr. Monet artists. To learn more about our Summer Fun program, and download the application, click...
Summer Fun 2015 All About Me

Summer Fun 2015 All About Me

The Five Senses Come join us as we learn more about each of the five senses. During each week of summer we will present experiences with one of our senses. Through activities and creative projects, children will increase their understanding and enjoyment of seeing, touching, hearing, smelling and listening. We have many hands-on materials in our repertoire that will make this subject come alive for children at this age. Healthy Food – Healthy Body Take a journey through the digestive system and discover how the teeth, tongue, esophagus, stomach, and intestines are involved in the process of turning food into energy. We will present the basic body systems including the skeletal, muscular and digestive. Learn about health and nutrition and how eating healthy produces a healthy body with the food pyramid. Children will become involved in cooking projects and menu planning. To learn more about our Summer Fun program, and download the application, click...