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Children's Experience

What Children Experience

Each day children are welcomed into Rising Star, ready for their adventure in learning. The classes are physically organized into the different subject areas so that children can easily work with Montessori materials and absorb concepts in a structured environment. As they go through the schedule of the day, from greeting, to circle, to independent activity time, snack, music, lunch/recess, nap and afternoon work time, all parts of the children are stimulated in turn. Ending the day in a calm, quiet time means that children are ready to go home, rest and come again tomorrow!

A Day in Our Pre-K Program

The children begin the day with a morning group meeting where the children are seated on the group line. During this time they are welcomed with an overview of the day’s announcements, assignments and activities, music and movement and songs, calendar and the weather report. This is followed by dismissal into the morning work period with special small group or individual lessons that are under the framework of our Montessori curriculum guide.

A morning recess is also provided for children needing a moment to stretch and take in some gross-motor activities of running and climbing. As the children return to class they resume their work period. Morning enrichment resources such as computer lab, library, and art take place on their scheduled day.

At mid-day children prepare for lunch to begin. They bring their own protein enriched lunch from home and once again practice their Practical Life skills along with more social development. A play time follows lunch which is followed by a 45 minute rest time.

The afternoon work period’s focus is on the Cultural studies of Zoology, Geography, Botany and History. At the end of the school day children are then released into our Extended Care Program, or picked up by their parent or caregiver on record.