Summer Fun 2017

Rising Star Montessori has offered a quality educational program in Alameda for thirty three years. We combine the best of Montessori with traditional curriculum to provide your children with a challenging and compre-
hensive program. We offer full day classes with extended care integrated into the total program for Preschoolers through the 5th graders. Starting at age 2 years 4 months at the Cottage Campus and 2 years 9 months at the High Street Campus, children are in mixed age classes with a full array of learning materials and activi-

We have a solid school community consisting of a diverse staff, student and parent body. Our Parent Involvement Program has served to grow long lasting relationships and pride in our school.

During the summer we offer enriched science and cultural themes with a continuing extended care program to help working families give their children a fun time and a safe after school experience.

We invite families to use our Summer Program “Summer Fun 2017” as a way to become familiar with our school and transition into the Fall Program.

Come join us for a Summer of Fun!

The students will have a great time over the summer learning about:

What are the planets of our solar system?

What lives in the ocean?

What comes out at night?

What fun filled activities can be done during their spare time?

Join us for any or all of the weeks of the summer program!

June 19 – August 11

High Street Campus

Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Ages 2 years 9 months- 10 years (potty trained)

Cottage Campus


Starting age 2 years 4 months

Astronomy at the High Street Campus

Come along as Junior Astronauts or Rising Stars to learn more about where we live in the Universe!!! Space is an exciting frontier. Children are fascinated by the idea of exploring the planets. We will present basic current information about the planets. We will learn about Pluto and Charon, the twin dwarf planets. We will learn about the lives of the astronauts. We will learn about the North Star, the bears and the other common constellations. Finally we will learn about the nearest star, our sun.

Our Family of Planets – Find out what a planet is and which one do we live on? A study will be done on the inner planets, our Moon, the Asteroids, comets and falling stars. After the inner planets come the outer planets and our mystery friend Pluto.

Living in Space – Learn about the International Space Station and the many satellites, telescopes and “junk” traveling around our earth. The Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes will be explained.

The Stars and Beyond! – What are those twinkling lights? Why do some lights travel across the sky? Other aspects of astronomy will be learned; The Big and Little Dipper, the Great Bears, the Sun – Are they all stars?


Creatures of the Night at the Cottage

Pre Kindergarten (2 years 4 months to 4 years)

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 summer, we will explore different habitats where animals and insects go about their night 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? What 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.


Summer Pastimes at the High Street Campus

Elementary (completed K-5th)

Pastime – something that amuses and serves to make time pass happily.

The summer will be filled with creative expressions and fun filled weeks as we embark to touch on 8 different pastimes out of the thousands that are available to choose from. Each week we will give a brief sampling of what the pastime entails, activities as a follow up, then the culmination of the week with how to display works for maximum effect to obtain the oohs and ahs.

What? The week begins with an introduction of how each pastime can be developed into a passion. What will pique your child’s hidden talent? Could it be Drawing, Painting, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Sewing or Sports Camp?

How? Children will have an opportunity to create their own aspects of a personal masterpiece.

Oohs and Ahs! Exhibits, Fairs, Shows, Performances, Displays, or Taste Tests will give the children a sense of excitement to see all of their talents and also an idea of what they may see in museums, at plays, or county fairs.

Oceans at the High Street Campus

Pre Kindergarten (start age 2 years 9 months)

Come and join us for an adventure in Oceanography! We will dive into the deep oceans and swim through the shallow creeks. Learn about the many kinds of life in the different bodies of water. We will journey through the oceans using models, activities, art projects, dioramas, videos and songs.

Oceans and Continents: We will begin by looking at the oceans and continents of the world with our hands on materials then proceed to the study of the fish.

Coral Reefs: We will look at the animals and plants that live in the coral reef. Of course, we will look at snorkeling as a way children can see into the clear warm water of the coral reef habitat.

Ponds and Creeks: We will end up our water adventure with learning about ponds and our local water habitats. Pond life is fascinating in a small, accessible way.