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    Tips for Arranging Playdates

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Playdates are an important tool for building your child’s social skills. Playdates can introduce your child to a diverse range of friends and help your child practice being a good guest in other families’ homes. Planning ahead can make playdates run smoothly and may help prevent some problems. It’s always a good idea to get to know the parents of the other child. You may wish to invite the parents to your home for dinner and ask a few key questions regarding the level of supervision the children will have.

    For more helpful tips on arranging playdates, watch this video. This parenting expert discusses some critical points, such as the safety of your child at another family’s home and the social dynamics of young children’s relationships. She also explains what to do if a playdate falls apart.

    At Starwood Montessori of Frisco, children develop crucial social skills in a multiage classroom while becoming resilient, independent learners. For more information about the Montessori Method, call our private school at (972) 712-8080.

    How the Montessori Method Prepares Elementary School Students for Success

    Last updated 9 months ago

    The Montessori Method nurtures the whole child. While this approach encourages significant academic strides, it also seeks to instill a healthy sense of self-esteem, and respect for others and their community. These enduring traits guide children throughout life’s journeys and prepare them to pursue their goals. Elementary school students at Montessori schools are guided by highly trained teachers who display a gentle enthusiasm toward learning. Since students direct their own education, they learn that they can indeed accomplish what they set out to do.

    As elementary school students grow in their self-awareness of their own capabilities, they gain a sense of personal empowerment that follows them in their later pursuits. Furthermore, Montessori schools build a strong community of parents, teachers, and students, who work together for the betterment of all. Students gain a deep appreciation of the value of community, cooperation, and collaboration.

    Starwood Montessori encourages parents in the Frisco area to learn more about the Montessori Method by exploring our website. You can also call our private elementary school at (972) 712-8080 with any questions you may have. 

    How Elementary School Students Can Work on Their Reading Skills

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Language and communication are as integral to humankind as the air a person breathes. Montessori elementary schools weave language arts and reading comprehension into the entire curriculum for a natural progression of skill level. Montessori elementary students progress at their own pace, with an individually structured reading program. Students can work on their reading skills by starting a book club with their family members and finding opportunities to read throughout the day.

    Explore Topics of Interest
    Maria Montessori observed that students become deeply engrossed in learning activities when they are allowed the freedom to pursue their own interests. Reading can be naturally incorporated into learning activities. Elementary school children may explore the school’s library to find books on the subject matter they are currently studying. They might also visit a local library with their parents to check out additional reading material on their topics of interest, reading about these at home as well as in class.

    Start a Book Club
    Starting a book club with your elementary school student is a dynamic way to engage him or her in stories. Parents and students can take turns selecting a book to read and they can share family reading time each evening. After reading, family members can discuss what they think about the story. They may discuss the themes of the book and how the characters develop. Starting a family book club is also an effective way to nurture family relationships.

    Incorporate Reading into the Daily Routine
    Montessori schools integrate various subject areas for a dynamic learning experience. Students can do the same to improve their reading skills. In other words, students need not limit themselves to reading for a set period of time daily. Rather, they can seek out opportunities to practice throughout the day. They can read product labels at the grocery store, informational displays at museums, and newspapers.

    The elementary program at Starwood Montessori uses phonetic-based techniques and individualized reading programs to encourage children to develop a love of reading. You can learn more about our Montessori curriculum on our website or by calling us at (972) 712-8080. Our Montessori school, located in Frisco, provides a dynamic environment in which children can grow into tomorrow’s leaders.

    Are Children Getting Enough Physical Activity?

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Physical activity is a key component in overall wellness and it also contributes to a child’s cognitive function. However, many children are not getting the recommended 60 minutes or more of exercise each day. This is often the result of reduced recess time at school and the increased use of electronic devices at home.

    To hear about a recent study of the average child’s physical activity, watch this video. You’ll hear from the doctor who evaluated the habits of more than 1,000 children at various points in their lives. He found that as the children grew older, they were far less likely to engage in enough physical activity.

    Starwood Montessori incorporates physical movement into learning activities at our elementary school and encourages children to develop a love of physical activity. Parents in the Frisco area are invited to call our private school at (972) 712-8080 and ask us about our fully equipped children’s gymnasium.

    What I Love About Montessori - By: Eryn Hill, Starwood Montessori School Upper Elementary

    Last updated 9 months ago

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T. I RESPECT you and you respect me! I am a Montessori kid and I am from Starwood Montessori School! Listen to my story! Montessori is teaching me all about reality!

    Hi, I’m Eryn and I go to Starwood Montessori School. I love my school very much! Do you know why? Every morning I am welcomed when I come into my classroom by my teachers and friends. It makes me feel so happy to see their smiling faces!

    Another thing about my school is that I get to learn something new that I didn’t even know about in my old school. I learn about states of matter and chemical reactions through fun experiments like the Alka-Seltzer Rocket Launch experiment! I have the freedom to explore any topic I’m curious to learn about!

    Also, at my school, my friends are very helpful and supportive! We have 9 to 12 year olds in our classroom. The older students help the younger ones.  When we have projects, we work together and have fun!

    How do you like our school? Do you want to come to Starwood Montessori, too?

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