Summer Program

Dear parents,
We are happy to announce the details of the 2022 VDM Summer School Program!
Like any program at Villa Di Maria Montessori, during our summer school children will be immersed in the authentic Montessori experience which is provided during the regular school year. From the completely stocked Prepared Environment which promotes internal order, to the trained guides who present carefully formulated lessons, you can be sure that your children will experience the opportunity to grow and learn through the philosophy of Maria Montessori.
In addition to the standard curriculum, we will offer an extra-curricular subject each day.  Specific topics taught within the subjects will differ from week to week.
*****Please note that the bullet lists under the heading represent the topics which will be covered over the course of the summer program, however, which topic will be covered each week will be decided during the summer depending on weather, holidays, and other factors.
Mondays – Music
The music program will include music appreciation, music theory, and singing components.  The children will learn musical vocabulary and singing techniques during each class, exploring concepts like rhythm and harmony and singing pieces from a variety of genres.
  • Patriotic Songs
  • Fingerplay Songs
  • Folk Songs
  • Scales
  • Dynamics
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm
  • Tempo
Tuesdays – Arts and Crafts
Each week the children will enjoy participating in a different artistic activity.  The focus will be on giving the students the opportunity to creatively experiment with different mediums as they learn self expression.
  • Stencils
  • Origami
  • Step-by-Step Drawings
  • Flower Making
  • Clay Modeling
  • Sand Art
  • Canvas Painting
  • Collage Work
Wednesday – Natural Science
Our Natural Science this year will cover a variety of topics with the aim of inspiring wonder at the world we live in.  We will dive into understanding subjects like the water cycle, photosynthesis, rocks, and the cell using a combination of demonstrations, books, diagrams, and presentations by our teachers.
  • Rocks
  • Ocean Zones
  • The Water Cycle
  • Photosynthesis
  • Food Chains
  • Weather
  • Light
  • The Solar System
Thursdays – Author Spotlight
Your child will have the opportunity to learn about a well-known children’s author each week.  We will hand-pick eight top children’s authors and not only allow the children to experience these beloved stories, but also to encounter the people behind their favorite books.
  • Eric Carle
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Arnold Lobel
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Robert Mckloskey
  • A. A. Milne
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Dr. Seuss
Fridays – Physical Education
Staying active and getting plenty of physical activity is often recommended as one of the best ways to stay healthy.  To close our week the children will have fun playing together as they participate in the scheduled activity.  One week might be a soccer game and the next a mini olympics, but the focus will always be on movement and care of self through exercise.
  • Yoga
  • Soccer
  • Kickball
  • Olympic Sports
  • Obstacle Course
  • Tag Party
  • Classic Schoolyard Games
  • Sidewalk Chalk Fun
As always, Villa Di Maria is committed to practicing stringent cleaning procedures for the safety of staff, students, and families.
Please let us know if you have any questions!

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