Summer Fun 2021

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Summer Fun at MDS (Ages 3-6)

June 28-August 20, 2021

Celebrate summer the Montessori Discovery way, where children are invited to follow their curiosity, cultivate wonder, and mix fun and learning in a joyful, nurturing environment.

Our 8-week Summer Fun program centers a different theme each week, offering 3-6 year olds the opportunity to explore new activities while still being guided by their own interests.

Summer Fun is open to all primary-aged children, including those who do not attend MDS during the school year.

Our program is led by Montessori Discovery School staff members and is available by the week. You may choose one week, several weeks, or the entire eight weeks — whatever works best for your schedule.

 
 
2021 Summer Fun Weekly Themes:

Week 1: Yoga for Body, Mind and Fun!
(June 28 – July 2)
We can all use a little more balance, flexibility, peace, and well-being! This week is all about adventure and exploration of yoga using everything from relaxation activities to storytelling. We will have fun discovering different ways to move and connect with our bodies in a peaceful and joyful environment. Children will jump at the chance to assume the roles of animals, trees, flowers and warriors! The children will create theatrical activities such as telling stories through yoga poses to release their inner yogi!

Week 2: Sewing & Beading & Crafting – Oh My!
(July 5 – July 9)
Kids love to make things! This is the week we’ll investigate all sorts of handicrafts. We’ll plan some projects and we’ll also create on the fly, based on the the interests of the children. Felting? No problem! Sewing, Why not? While kids are having fun creating things, they’re also learning and improving their fine motor skills. Just wait to see what comes home by the end of the week!

Week 3: 3…2…1…Blast Off!
(July 12 – 16)
Come take a trip to outer space with us as we explore the stars, planets and other celestial bodies! We will investigate questions such as: why do some planets have dozens of moons while others have none at all? Books, poems and video clips will help us satisfy our curiosity about the universe.

Week 4: Kicking up our Heels with Llamas and Horses!
(July 19 – 23)
We’ll spend the week investigating llamas and horses. Where did they come from? How are they the same? How are they different? Our llamas will make an appearance and we’ll bake special horse treats for a surprise visitor! We’ll also get up close and personal with all the tack needed to ride a horse.

Week 5: KID ART! Create! Explore! Discover!
(July 26 – 30)
Kids and art: a match made in heaven! During this week we’ll explore art and artists in many ways. We will see how listening to different pieces of music can affect our drawings, explore color mixing experiments and create our own masterpieces inspired by famous artists such as Kandinsky and Van Gogh!

Week 6: We Love Books!
(August 2 – 6)
This week we will enjoy a wide variety of books and explore the world through reading. Cozy places to read together can be found both indoors and outdoors! We will investigate different genres, asking questions like: What makes a fiction book different from a non-fiction book? At the end of the week, each child will be invited to bring in their favorite book from home. We hope you will join us in sharing good books with great friends!

Week 7: Shark Week!
(August 9 – 13)
Did you know there is a cookiecutter shark? What about a goblin shark? Why do tiger sharks have the nickname “garbage can of the sea”? We will learn about these and many other species of sharks throughout this thrilling week!

Week 8: Fun in the Sun (or Rain)!
(August 16 – 20)
Does your child enjoy outside exploration? Then this week is for them! We’ll create obstacle courses and explore water play through sensory activities like sprinklers and water tables! We’ll enjoy picnic lunches outdoors and prepare some refreshing lemonade to share.

 
 
Application form includes schedule and pricing.

The MDS Summer Fun program follows the Montessori approach:

  • Materials are displayed on child-sized shelves
  • Children are free to move about and choose their own activities
  • Younger children learn from watching older children; older children help the younger ones
  • Children are encouraged to develop independence while at the same time to become part of a caring community
  • Learning to work together and solve problems respectfully is an important part of our program
  • Children can also use puzzles, blocks and a whole range of everyday living activities such as sewing, pouring and spooning. Although we usually eat lunch inside, sometimes we’ll have a picnic lunch in the shade. We have two playgrounds for outdoor fun and water play.

Our Summer Fun program also offers children who will be joining our Montessori classrooms in the fall a chance to get to know us. This usually leads to an easier adjustment to our educational program.

 
 
Have questions? We’d love to hear from you. Reach out to our Head of School, Patrice Champagne.