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    Why Fine Arts Belong In the Classroom

    Last updated 8 months ago

    If you are considering a Montessori school for your child, examine the enrichment programs available. Ideally, enrichment programs should include instruction in fine arts and performing arts. Studies have shown that children who engage in creative play are more likely to excel in other areas of life. Creative play reinforces problem-solving skills, fosters cognitive development, and instills a sense of empowerment and accomplishment in children. Furthermore, children gain valuable experience while working collaboratively with their peers in group activities.

    At a Montessori school, children learn to value the creative process, regardless of the end result. They learn to appreciate art for its intrinsic beauty and value. And they can explore a multitude of mediums to broaden their experiences.

    At Starwood Montessori, your child will have the opportunity to participate in weekly music classes, private music lessons, painting, dancing, and much more. To learn more about our available enrichment programs, call our Frisco school today at (972) 464-2597.

    Reflections on a Montessori Education

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Parents who are considering a Montessori school often wonder where this type of education can lead their children. You can hear Elizabeth, a senior in a Montessori school, reflect on her positive experiences by watching this video.

    While discussing why she prefers the Montessori Method, Elizabeth displays the calm, self-assuredness that is born of this type of educational approach. She explains the benefits of a Montessori preschool, emphasizing the importance of fun learning activities. She also discusses the advantages of feeling a sense of freedom in the classroom, rather than being trapped behind a desk.

    If you need help deciding if a Montessori education is right for your child, consider arranging a tour at Starwood Montessori. You can reach our beautiful Frisco campus at (972) 464-2597 or visit us online

    Starwood Montessori School's Annual Open House: Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Dear Parents,

    Starwood Montessori School invites all students and their families to our annual Open House on Saturday, August 10, 2013. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet their teachers and classmates. Extracurricular companies will be giving class demonstrations in the school gymnasium and registering students.  The first day of school is Monday, August 12, 2013. We hope to see all families in attendance this Saturday!!!

    Date:

    Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Time:  (Please attend at your assigned time.)

    9:30-10:15 AM (Families with last names beginning with A-L)

    10:15-11:00 AM (Families with last names beginning with M-Z)

    Please note: Parking is allowed in the school parking lots and along the curbs not painted red. Any cars parking along a fire lane could be subject to police citations. Overflow parking will be at the medical offices at The Starwood Plaza on the east side of the school.

    Starwood Residents may park in our parking lot on the Starwood side of the school but may not park in front of the Community Center or on Starwood Drive. We have been warned by the Starwood Community Association Manager that any vehicles improperly parked could be ticketed or towed.

    Thank you for your cooperation!

    When Should Your Child Begin to Use a Computer In the Classroom?

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Most parents can recall a time when school classrooms contained not a single computer. Times have changed, and computers have become an integral part of modern life. People have computers at home, in the office, and even inside their pockets. They use them to confirm business deals, book vacations across the world, and check on next week’s weather forecast. Computers are everywhere, and they are here to stay. Montessori schools recognize the fundamental importance that computers have in every aspect of daily life, which is why we encourage computer use in the classroom.

    Getting an Early Start
    Computer usage may begin as early as preschool. Children can learn how to manipulate touch screens and navigate mouse attachments. These practical abilities can better afford students the chance to participate in online lessons in virtually any subject. The younger a child is when introduced to a computer, the more likely that he will assimilate its elements into his learning style and feel more comfortable with it.

    Becoming a Proficient Learner
    As a child gains general competency with a computer, he can begin to explore its everyday applications. For instance, a teacher can introduce your child to email messages and search engines, as both elements are central to a host of vocational callings. She might also encourage your child to learn specific programs such as those for document writing or data entry due to their widespread use in many career settings.

    Reaping the Benefits of Computer Literacy
    A child with an extensive computer background may have a smoother transition to college and professional life, where computer literacy is necessary for success. By instilling in your child a sense of comfort and confidence in his computer abilities, a Montessori school can provide him with core skills that will enhance both his personal and professional life.

    Let Starwood Montessori help your child realize his passion for discovery and learning. Our Frisco private preschool provides comprehensive learning tools, including classroom computers, for scholastic success. To learn more about our Montessori teaching philosophy, call (972) 464-2597.

    Reasons to Choose a Montessori Education for Your Child

    Last updated 9 months ago

    For every child you see in the classroom or on the playground, you’ll find a different way of learning and exploring the world. Though the learning behaviors of children vary considerably, many preschool and elementary schools provide a singular teaching style for students. As a result, many children fail to receive the stimulation they need to seek knowledge and push past their academic boundaries.

    Montessori schools recognize the inherent differences that children may have regarding what they want to learn and how they want to learn it. That’s why our classroom encourages children to concentrate on what they like for as long as they like. Children can take in information according to their individual needs and not feel pressured to learn about what does not interest them. Upon exiting a Montessori school, many students enjoy a greater enthusiasm for school and academic achievement.

    Would you like to learn more about the Montessori Method? If so, call Starwood Montessori in Frisco at (972) 464-2597. We would be happy to schedule an appointment at our private school to discuss your questions and concerns.

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