High Street Campus Open House

High Street Campus Open House

We welcome you to attend our High Street Campus Open House to learn more about Rising Star School. We will be giving tours between the hours of 9am to 11am. If you are unable to attend please give us a call and we would happen to arrange a tour for a more convenient day. When: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 9 AM to 11 AM PST Where: 1421 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501 More information can be found on our facebook...
Cottage Campus Open House

Cottage Campus Open House

We welcome you to attend our Cottage Campus Open House to learn more about Rising Star School. We will be giving tours between the hours of 9am to 11am. If you are unable to attend please give us a call and we would happen to arrange a tour for a more convenient day. When: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 from 9 AM to 11 AM PST Where: 770 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 More information can be found on our facebook page....
A Brief Introduction and Explanation of The Sensorial Curriculum and its Purpose in the Montessori Classroom

A Brief Introduction and Explanation of The Sensorial Curriculum and its Purpose in the Montessori Classroom

The Sensorial Curriculum is considered the second foundational pillar through which the child learns in the classroom, the first being the development of large and fine motor skills developed in the first pillar of Practical Life. The Sensorial materials were designed to develop and refine the child’s senses. The kinesthetic and vestibular senses are developed through the movement of carrying the materials within the classroom, along with the use of blindfolds, walking on tiptoe, and around and through both the rugs and materials. A great example of this is the use of the red rods placed on the floor in the shape of a maze. The child builds a square maze, removes their shoes and traverses into and out of it.   Throughout the materials in the full sequence of the Sensorial curriculum, there is a distinct purpose and method to its use to develop either a specific or combination of the child senses. The constants are exact size and dimension increasing at a constant rate, along with the foundation of base ten. The child develops their visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular, and auditory senses though their exploration of the materials. The refinements refer to the application of grading, matching, sorting, categorization, discrimination, and comparison. The materials are also the introduction to Geometry through the nomenclature of the geometric shapes and solids along with introduction to size, dimension and shape. Two and three-dimensional materials are utilized. The binomial and trinomial cubes are examined and may be defined later in the elementary classroom as the physical representation of (A2 + B2) and (A2 + B2 + C2). The power of...

PIE for Dec 19, 2018

Greetings All! January Newsletter is available. Re-Enrollment- applications for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year were sent home in last week’s PIE.  If you would like your child to attend Rising Star again, please complete the application and return with the app fee by January 15th.  Open enrollment is January 16th and new applicants will be placed in the open class spots. Just letting you know that I have a total of 83 new student apps so get the apps in. Winter Break starts Dec 24th and school resumes on Jan 7th. Holiday Daycare is offered on January 3rd and 4th. Sign up here. The link will be closed 9am tomorrow morning (Dec 20th). Scheduling of staff will depend on the sign-ups. Sing-A-Long Assembly, families are welcome to come and join in the singing. High Street, 9 am on Thursday, Dec 20th at the Altarena Interested? A suggestion to have a Parent to Parent Night with childcare so that discussions can be had about future school options for your children. If enough families respond, we will proceed with the organization. Let me...

School is OPEN for Monday, November 19th

Hello Rising Star families, The air quality index forecast for tomorrow will be in the red range as it was today. We will be open and will stay indoors. We will however cancel drive through for the morning and afternoon. We will check what the forecast for Tuesday is and will email everyone as soon as a decision has been made. Thank you all for understanding the decisions that are being made for the health of everyone involved. Sincerely, Rising Star Montessori...