Montessori Summer Science Program
July 5 – August 12, 2022
Parents may select:
Session I - All About Me, A Scientific Approach (July 5-15, 2022)
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.
Session II - Earth and Space Science (July 18 – July 29, 2022)
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 Day on Wednesday, July 20 (Chicago Botanic Gardens).
Session III & IV - Animal & Sea Habitats: (Aug 1-12, 2022)
• Understand that a habitat is a place where plants, animals 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.
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.
Water Play Activities (Throughout the Summer):
Water sprinklers and wading pools will be available at our outdoor private playground for additional summer fun in the sun!