"It is better to build strong children than repair broken men."
“If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."
A Solid Foundation for school and life.
1852 Taylor Street
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Phone: (541) 343 3425
We follow a roughly-laid out outline for our learning through the year. We strive to follow the children's
interests as they unfold through the seasons:
Term: September 3rd – November 20th2019
start off the year gently with a 2-3 week orientation to our school.
During this time the children are introduced to all our routines, the
work cycle and to give them a chance to settle in. We spend extra
time outside until the weather changes.
talk about ourselves, our school, our community and try to inspire
body, diversity, body parts of humans inside and out, our uniqueness
families, our parents, our extended family
community, community helpers
health and Nutrition
talk about good health and nutrition will hopefully inspire talk
about the season:
the weather changes, we’ll inspire learning around the harvest
harvest season: fruit and vegetables, clothing, harvest activities
finish the term with a family feast that is a celebration of the
season and our families.
Break -November 28-29
Term: November 26th – December
explore Christmas as a worldwide event in this short Christmas term.
We’ll take the opportunity to introduce the children to our world.
inspire the children to explore Montessori Geography through engaging
of these continents
countries found on the continents
explore Christmas traditions at home and around the world with books
is usually lots of opportunities for art, music and fun surrounding
this season including a large family event that usually takes the
shape of a performance of music and/or drama.
break December 21st -January 6th 2020
Term: January 7th – March 20th 2020
a break the children arrive back at school ready for more learning.
We kick off the term with STEM themes that tend to really inspire and
excite young children.
start with sky science:
with water, electricity, air, light (rainbows) and magnetism
slowly lead the children into more learning with some earth Science:
Break: March 23rd – March 26th 2020
Term: March 31st -May 29th2020
Winter gives way to spring, we’ll follow the season and hopefully
inspire more learning opportunities with life science:
choose a life science project for the children to experience the joy
of new life as it is budding all around them: We hatch butterflies,
or chicks, or grow tadpoles. Every year is different.
this season we have Easter with all of its new-life fun. There are
lots of opportunities for art, music and fun in this season. We
celebrate Easter with a picnic and egg hunt.
also take time to honor our moms and grandmas with a very special tea
party in their honor.
wind the year down softly with more learning taken outside. We have
daily activities in sand, water and art and find ways to further
explore and create.
honor our dads and grandpas with a special field day of fun and games
and “donuts” for snack.
finish the year with a huge extravaganza “End of Year Celebration”
that is a gathering of our whole extended community as we honor and
say goodbye to those families leaving us.
Break: July 1st – August 29th2020.
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