90 E. Latimer Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught||We have a strong cultural studies program which includes geography and the study of different peoples and cultures. We also teach peaceful conflict resolution.|
From the Director:
Most Montessori materials are "self correcting," which encourages the child's own self-mastery of the subject. The teacher acts as a guide to facilitate connection with the materials.
We observe each child carefully and work to meet each child's individual needs.
Casa di Mir's core philosophy is to encourage and nurture the whole child, true to Dr. Maria Montessori's educational vision.
Within each child is the innate joy in learning and the tremendous desire to grow healthy and strong-intellectually, emotionally, physically.
Each child learns and expresses himself in an individual way. Montessori's highly structured academic program and hands-on materials enable children to be free to work at their own pace in a non-competitive environment, either alone or with others.
The Casa di Mir ground rules are the core Montessori beliefs, including respect for each other and the classroom environment. We operate on the principle of freedom within limits. Creativity and learning flourish in this atmosphere of acceptance and trust.
Our Montessori learning environment fosters self-esteem, enables the child to master academic skills, entices curiosity, creativity, and the love of learning. It also encourages positive social skills such as effective communication and problem solving, and acknowledges the uniqueness of each child.
8:30 am: Each child is greeted with a personal handshake and welcoming "good morning" from the teacher.
After arrival children can choose from a number of learning centers:
- Practical Life
- Language Arts
Children will receive individual or small group lessons in the above mentioned areas.
On Tuesdays, 5 year olds will participate in the "Great Books" program.
On Thursday, all students participate in a four subject rotation which includes Music, Art, P.E. and Gardening.
At approximately 10:30 children clean up, set their place for lunch and move to Circle Time. Circle includes games, songs, calendar and weather, group lessons and stories.
From 10:45-11:35 children play outside on the playground. They may choose sand play, play structure, wheel-toys, balls and large construction toys.
At 11:35 children clean up the playground and come inside for lunch.
At 11:50 children eat lunch together with the teachers. Grace and courtesy are emphasized at meal time.
At 12:30 children move into Circle which includes sharing, story and games.
Half Day chidren are dismissed at 1:00 pm.
Full Day children may stay until 3:00 pm.
Extended Day, from 1 pm - 3 pm includes individual and small group lessons, outside play time and snack. Napping time is available for children who need to nap.
Parent-Teacher conferences twice per year or more frequently by request.
Folders are sent home every Friday with a classroom newsletter, child's school work and general announcements.
Parent education meetings are held 2-3 times per school year.
Parent Back to School Night and Student-Parent Open House meetings are scheduled in Sept. and Oct.
The first two days of school are orientation days and are not full school days.