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Summer Camp, Here We Go~! June 30, 2014

Filed under: Montessori Work,Projects — dayspringmontessori @ 4:29 pm

Dayspring Montessori’s Summer Camp has officially begun, and all children are super excited to have fun the Montessori way!

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The children get ready for summer camp by…

creating a welcome poster on the wall!

creating a welcome poster on the wall~

"Welcome summer camp!"

“Wow Summer Camp 2014!”

First, let’s see what type of special activities and projects have been going on at Dayspring this month!

An alumni comes to read special books to children.

An alumni comes to read special books to children.

A parent comes in to do a puppet show, too!

A parent comes in to do a puppet show, too!

Children jump up as a frog would do~

Children jump up as a frog would do~

They also go outdoors and draw on tile.

For projects, children draw and messages on tile.

Or use paint to create cool lines and shapes.

Or use paint to create cool lines and shapes!

How about learning of the needs of living things...i.e. Sun!

How about learning of the needs of living things…i.e. the Sun!

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This projects portrays how the Sun helps create life on Earth.

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Also, each child creates a volcano to take home…

And also do bead work to create unique necklaces.

and also do bead work to create unique necklaces~

Dayspring Montessori aids in not only fine motor work but also in gross motor skills!

Let's ride our bicycles!

Let’s ride our bicycles!

This child uses all of her coordination and concentration to master riding her bicycle.

This child uses all of her coordination and concentration to master riding her bicycle.

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How fun! Both are riding at fast speed!

In between, children get to have snack under the cool shade.

In between, children get to have snack under the cool shade.

Stretching is very important before going in the water.

Stretching is very important before going in the water.

Run around the circle a few times and then...

Run around the circle a few times and then…

jump in the pool! Here's to a fun swimming time~~

jump in the pool! Here’s to a fun swimming time~

Children love to go swimming, especially on a hot day like this!

Children love to go swimming, especially on a hot day like this!

Balloons!! This activity is a fun way to increase hand-eye coordination skills!

And balloons!! This activity is a fun way to increase hand-eye coordination skills!

And never forget that Dayspring always incorporates Montessori Method in the morning period.  This is so that children continue to develop order, coordination, concentration, and independence in their learning!

Two children work on teen board.

Two children work on teen board.

A young 3-year-old learns to sort by number of holes on circle.

A young 3-year-old learns to sort by number of holes on circle.

In Sensorial Area, a young child learns differing quad. shapes through Rectangle Box  I

In Sensorial area, a young child internalizes different triangular and quad. shapes through Rectangle Box I.

Children also trace and punch to enhance wrist muscles and pincer grip (for future writing development).

Children also trace and punch to enhance wrist and pincer grip (for future writing development).

Learning the decimal system

Learning the decimal system

Creating a booklet of Parts of Earth

Creating a booklet of Parts of Earth

An older student finishes up her Africa map.

An older student finishes up her Africa map.

And some begin to write journals using the Movable Alphabet Box.

And some begin to write journals using the Movable Alphabet Box.

When ready, children are able to do linear counting...up to even 10 cube!

When ready, children are able to do linear counting…even up to 10 cube chain!

With flowers blooming all around, learning is endless. Let us continue to create an environment where children can grow to their fullest potential!

With flowers blooming all around, let us continue to create an environment where children can grow to their fullest potential!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revisiting End of School Year 2013-14 June 5, 2014

Filed under: News,Projects,Snapshots — dayspringmontessori @ 3:39 pm

Near the end of the school year in June, the children become more connected with nature and with one another as they are ready to finish their school year strong.  And throughout this past year, teachers have assisted children in their physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development.

First, let’s see how they maximize their learning through Olympics Day Competition!

It is a nice weather to do our Olympics Day competition.

It is a nice weather to do our Olympics Day competition. Parents join us for this special event!

We line up and head to the fields.

We line up and head to the fields!

Children get pumped up as they get ready to begin the games.

Children get pumped up as they get ready to begin the games.

First, let's run to the tree and come back!

First, let’s run to the tree and come back!

The toddlers join us for the race, too!

The toddlers join for the race, too!

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Going through the rainbow tunnel~

A. uses a lot of coordination as she jumps in the sack.

A. uses a lot of coordination as she jumps and moves forward in the sack.

A team cheers for their teammate!

A. team cheers for their teammate!

B team claps and cheers for their teammate!

B. team claps and cheers for their teammate!

Jumping 10 times on the trampoline before running to the cone and back

Jump 10 times on the trampoline before running to the cone and back.

Grab a number and collect the specified amount of potatoes in bucket!

Grab a number and collect the specified amount of potatoes in bucket!

Group snack time with peers and adults

Group snack time with peers and adults

The watermelon tastes so good on a hot summer day like this~

The watermelon tastes so good on a hot summer day like this~

Older children uses Botany Cabinet to do race.

Older children use Botany Cabinet to do a race.

Match the puzzle piece before the other team does!

Match the puzzle piece before the other team does!

This team wins the Olympics! However, everyone is a winner, so we all get prizes!

This team wins the Olympics! However, everyone is a winner, so we all get prizes!

Fun prizes for everyone~

Do you like my cool shades?

Dayspring children also get to spend a lot of time in nature, being connected with the earth, air, and water.

Gardening is a great way for children to learn how to sow and reap fruits and plants.

Gardening is a great way for children to learn how to sow and reap fruits and plants.

We rake all the old plants and weeds away.

We rake all the old plants and weeds away.

We work together to prepare the grounds.

We work together to prepare the grounds.

Children plant flowers.

Children learn to plant flowers.

Even the youngest join in on the gardening.

Even the youngest join in on the gardening.

And they learn to water them right away after planting.

And they learn to water them right away after planting.

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Children love to water their plants.

Everyone is a part of this Earth. We are all responsible in caring for our environment.

Everyone is a part of this earth. So, we are all responsible in caring for our environment.

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!  Dayspring children get to blow bubbles in fields and play in the playground to increase their concentration and coordination skills.

Find your own special bubble maker, and place it in the bubble soap.

Find your own special bubble maker, and place it in the bubble soap.

Blow gently but with good force!

Blow gently but with good force!

W. focuses intensely to create beautiful bubbles.

W. focuses intensely to create beautiful bubbles.

Walking forward!

Walking forward!

Some of the children line up to pose for a picture.

Some of the children line up to pose for a picture.

Hanging by the tree? How creative!

Hanging by the tree? How creative!

We play in the playground in the afternoon.

Children play in the playground in the afternoon.

And go down slides~

And go down slides~

Dayspring children continually experience creating new projects as the school year ends.  Here is one of the project highlights:

Focus and concentrate as you do the beading work!

Focus and concentrate as you do the beading work!

and you will create fun key chains and paper flowers~

and you will create fun key chains and paper flowers~

Before school year is officially over, Dayspring children learn how to properly say good bye to their classmates.

In line time, Directress and children talk about the importance of going through beginning, middle, and end.  They do a song with a triangle to emphasize the concepts.

In line time, Directress and children talk about the importance of going through beginning, middle, and end. They do a song with a triangle to emphasize the concepts.

Then, we go around and say good bye to each classmate, ending with a hug.

Then, we go around and say good bye to each classmate, ending with a hug.

Good bye, and best wishes!

Good bye, and best wishes!

Good bye, school year 2013-14!!

Good bye to school year 2013-14!!