The summer program at Angels Montessori combines the best of both worlds. An active program of intense fun and soft academic training.. Our experience has shown children who spend a lazy summer at home or in another country have difficulty adjusting back to the rigors of academic excellence when full school starts again in September.
So we designed a program that will educate, entertain and challenge your child while keeping one foot firmly on academic work. That means we might have water play but also do a little bit of math. It means we might have a crazy hat day but also learn the continents. It's fun to combine play and work by reading outside in the playground.
We bring in an animal farm and then do some classroom work to discuss what we learned. Sometimes we have a sack race that will that will totally exhaust your child and then throw them some math work to make them realize that keeping fit helps concentrate the mind. Most times they sit quietly and focus on the work at hand with total concentration.
Many of you have may heard the old adage " All work and no play makes Johnny a very sad boy ". This is definitely true. Children who play go on to achieve much higher levels of success. It is not enough to excel at academics. Play helps children make many friends. Friends help each other get jobs, friends will expand their knowledge, friends will help your child solve problems and so much more. They say a person with a thousand friends will never be unemployed.
Our summer program is also designed to enhance cooperative play and team work. It will challenge your child. It will force them to develop social skills. If your child is an introvert and very shy we will bring them out of their shell with the latest techniques and skills in child development.
RESPECT AND CIVIC DUTY
We also invite the local Police and Fire department to visit our school during summer. To demonstrate fire hazards and learn fire safety skills. They learn to respect the law and understand it. It also a way for the school to develop a good working relationship with emergency care workers. Sometimes summer should also be filled with lazy days. Without structure. With fewer rules or set times. Because only then will your child understand and appreciate why we need order in the chaos of life. For example we might ask each child to lead the class and supervise other children. As each child struggles with leading a whole class, they dig deeper into their powers of persuation and truly understand skills required to achieve that.
LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
How comfortable is our child singing in front of a crowd? We will give them a microphone and ask them to sing a song in front of their classmates. While terrified at first, the vast majority of children get comfortable with that idea. These skills will help them in high school or even much later in life when they have to make a presentation in front of hundreds of not thousands of people. Or perhaps your child will develop into a famous singer, because the school was able elicit your child's hidden talents. So there you have it. A truly innovative summer program where we can discover your child's talents, develop their social skills, improve their general knowledge, build leadership skills, and keep them physically fit. But the only way to do that is to challenge and push them. To teach and condition them to a higher standard of excellence. What we call the new normal, But to do that you have to participate. And you the parent have to make that clear choice. Because what you do now will set the stage for future success. So come and join us for summer. It is fantastic!