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HEMC SUMMER CLASS PROGRAM 2012 (APRIL 16-MAY 18, 2012)

“Introduction to the Montessori Method”

Week 1 April 16-20 Orientation

Introduction of teachers and children, school rules and schedule

The first week will allow the children to get acquainted first with their new environment, settle in to the routine and get to know their teachers and new friends

Week 2 April 23-27 Practical Life Week-(Motor Skills)

Introduction to exercises on the care of the person, environment, grace and courtesy, control and coordination of movement. All these lead to independence, self-control and intellectual order essential for later learning.

Week 3 April 30-May 4 Sensorial Week ( Logical Thinking/Reasoning)

Introduction to exercises that help the child classify his past and continuing impressions gathered from his environment. Trains and refines the child’s 5 senses. All of the sensorial activities are sequential and self correcting, allowing the child to be competent through independent/group work.

Week 4 May 7-11 Language Week (Reading and Writing)

Introduction to vocabulary development, enhancement of verbal and written expression, introduction to letter sounds and function of words. Reading and writing are not the end goals but are roads to language development.

Week 5 May 14-18 Math Week (Number and Operational Concepts)

Introduction to exercises that form an excellent foundation for math concepts, as they always lead the child to the abstract through concrete materials and experiences. Montessori math materials offer sensorial and visual impressions of numbers from 1 to the millions. These materials lay the basis of algebra and geometry.

HEMC Summer Class Program 2012 Typical Schedule

APRIL 16-MAY 18, 2012

Mondays to Thursdays

First 1 hour and 30 minutes Montessori Materials

Introduction of Montessori materials, individual and group work.

Next 30 minutes Ellipse Time

Group activities such as introducing one’s self, singing, dancing to put children at ease and prepare them for individual work. The togetherness promotes friendship and peer relationships.

Last 30 minutes Physical Development and Grooming

Done at the indoor playground, through stretching exercises, organized and free play.

Children change after playing before being dismissed.

NOTE: Snacks are served an hour after class starts, in groups of 8-9 children at a time.

Friday

First 45 minutes Developmental Free Play with educational toys

This involves playing with molding clay, construction blocks, board games to develop creativity.

Next 30 minutes Group Snacks

Next 45 minutes Arts and Crafts/Cooking / Music and Movement

Activities involving special projects like crafts, painting, experiments, baking or cooking with ellipse time for music, movement and group interaction.

Last 30 minutes Physical Development and Grooming

Done at the indoor playground, through stretching exercises, organized and free play.

Children change after playing before being dismissed.

NOTE: Please let your child bring the following to school everyday:

  1. a complete set of clothes( dress/pants, shorts, shirt/blouse, underwear, socks) for changing after play time and emergencies (spillages, wetting, etc.)
  2. face towel or lampin
  3. basic toiletries like powder, cologne, comb/brush

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