Montessori Summer Science Program
June 1 – August 28, 2020
Parents may select:
Session I - All About Me, A Scientific Approach (June 1-12, 2020)
Uncover the mysteries of the heart and skeletal systems.
We will put on our lab coats and transform our classroom into a science lab! Our young little scientists will take part in hands-on activities to help broaden their understanding of basic and health sciences.
During this session children will be introduced to many different physiological phenomenon while they learn about the human skeletal anatomy and the cardio-vascular system. We will construct a skeleton and discuss how it supports, protects, and maintains our bodies. Activities will stimulate the students’ interests in medical science.
Field trip to Museum of Science and Industry on Friday, June 12.
Session II - Amusement Park Adventure (June 15–June 26, 2020)
Every child dreams to live in a fantasy land, experiencing the life of cartoon characters. Here, students will use their imaginations to build a magical theme park together! They will make models of their favorite rides and characters with clay, paper, food and other media, and will present their fairy tale land in the final exhibition.
Field trip to Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier on Friday, June 26.
Session III - Animal Habitats: (June 29 – July 10, 2020)
No school on July 4
• Understand that a habitat is a place where plants and animals live.
• Explore the animals who live in the forest, desert, ocean, pond, arctic, and the basic needs of life.
• Stories, songs and games about different animals.
• Art: Make a poster with an assigned habitat and draw different category of animals on the poster.
Field Trip to Chicago Botanic Garden July 10
Session IV - Earth and Space Science (July 13–July 24, 2020)
From earliest times, humans have looked at the Earth and sky with wonder, trying to find explanations for what they saw. Today, we have learned more about our solar system from our own experiences and from the great wealth of information available to us. Together, these two ways of learning help us understand the world around us
Field Trip to Adler Planetarium July 24
Session V - The Sea World (July 27- August 7, 2020)
Investigate the undersea world of some interesting and wonderful creatures. We will lead students to understand our environment and teach them about some important environmental issues. Children will spend 10 days immersed in marine habitats with a variety of hands-on activities that introduce them to some marine organisms and involve them in learning to care for our coasts and ocean. There will be lot’s of exploring and fun to be had!
Field trip to Aquarium on Friday, August 7
Session VI - Cultures of the World (August 10 – 28, 2020)
Children will learn about the everyday lives and cultures of children from around the globe – from Tanzania to New Zealand. Children learn all about different cultures…with comprehensive, hands-on lessons that span the curriculum – from math to dramatic play. From play food and musical instruments to photo cards, a globe and more, our theme box is packed with materials that help children explore different cultures—and learn about the fascinating lives of people all over the world.
Summer Gardening Theme (Throughout the Summer):
We will plant perennial herbs –both mint and chives which will be potted up for the children to take home for their own container herb gardens. It’s also a great way to learn about roots, shoots, bulbs and plant dormancy. We will also sow sunflowers – children will start off with sunflower seeds in pots to take home. Lastly, we will have gardening related songs and garden art projects.