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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...
An Insight into Dr. Montessori’s Materials and the Brilliance of Their Design

An Insight into Dr. Montessori’s Materials and the Brilliance of Their Design

Dr. Montessori gave special care and thought into the design of her materials. She used the observation skills honed through her education and many degrees to design her materials to meet both the educational needs of the children and to allow for independent correction and success in the child’s pursuit of knowledge. She had each material handmade and then tried them out with her students making adjustments as her observations yielded the feedback necessary for improvement. Three main principles guided her craftsmanship; these were The Control of Error, The Direct Aim (or purpose) and the Indirect Aim of each material. Here we have given the explanations of these principles and how they apply to the Sensorial curriculum area of the classroom.   The Main Control of Error within the Sensorial materials is the use of the child’s own senses. Control of error may be in the materials, such as the geometric cabinet where each inset will only properly fit into its proper frame. In Sensorial one example of the Control of Error is through visual discrimination and the tactile senses, which is seen and felt by the child’s own observations. For example, some of the knobbed cylinders can be placed into the wrong hole but the child will notice with their sight and hands that the cylinder does not fit tightly into the hole and look to find a hole that is a better fit. A Control of Error may be seeing something out of place or seeing a necessary piece of equipment missing. The Control of Error helps lead the child toward auto-education. Sight and Tactile sense are the...

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...