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Montessori School of Northampton



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Intro to Digital Animation with Holyoke Codes

$300

with Lissie Fein

Calendar Aug 2, 2021 at 8:45 am, runs for 1 week

AgesFor students entering 2nd through 5th grades.

Time: 8:45-12:00

Have fun this summer creating your own characters, stories, and games! With a few colorful blocks of Scratch code and some creativity you’ll be able to design your own character, animate it, and program it to talk, move, and have conversations. Add sound effects to make your projects even cooler.

Holyoke Codes is an organization dedicated to creating a fun learning environment for kids to get involved in coding, robotics, and technology. We provide access to resources and tools to develop technical skillsin an accessible, supportive environment while encouraging students to develop creativity, abstract thinking, systematic reasoning, collaborative working skills, and confidence.Through partnerships with afterschool programs we reach out to groups currently underrepresented in the technology industry, including people of color, low-income families, and girls.

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Code Week with Holyoke Codes

$300

with Lissie Fein

Calendar Aug 2, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Ages: For students entering 5th through 8th grades.

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Learn to code video games, 3D Model, build and program robots, and other creative projects with code. Take your creative digital ideas to the next level!

Holyoke Codes is an organization dedicated to creating a fun learning environment for kids to get involved in coding, robotics, and technology. We provide access to resources and tools to develop technical skills in an accessible, supportive environment while encouraging students to develop creativity, abstract thinking, systematic reasoning, collaborative working skills, and confidence. Through partnerships with afterschool programs we reach out to groups currently underrepresented in the technology industry, including people of color, low-income families, and girls.

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Children's House IV: Fun in Outer Space (Full Day)

$555
Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

AgesFor students 2 years, 9 months to 6 years old

Your child will join our skilled and inspired staff for fun in the sun and shade led by a Montessori trained Lead Teacher. Classrooms at the Montessori School of Northampton are thoughtfully prepared environments set up to inspire creative play, independence, and joy. The program’s low teacher to child ratio supports individualized time with students and creates a relaxed, summer pace.  The children are encouraged to make their own play choices from the different areas of the classroom: Reading Loft, Everyday Living, Peace Corner, Blocks, puzzles, games, and other engaging manipulatives. Fantasy play is encouraged! Each two-week session highlights a different theme. Our resident artist plans daily art projects related to the session's theme. At circle times, classroom teachers explore the theme through books, songs, and teacher presentations. The program features fun outdoor play in a park-like setting, wading pools, water play (PM only), and a large children’s playground. We offer indoor fun in one of the best-equipped, most beautiful classroom environments in the Pioneer Valley.

Children bring bag lunch and AM/ PM snacks.

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00 Outside arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  First circle
  • 9:15  3 and 4-year old art group
  • 10:15 5-and 6-year old art group
  • 11:00 Outside play11:30 Lunch
  • 12:15  Rest time (story time & quiet play for 5 & 6 year olds)
  • 1:15  Free play
  • 2:15  Outside play and water play
  • 3:00  Full Day dismissal

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Full Course

Children's House IV: Fun in Outer Space (Half Day)

$475
Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

AgesFor students 2 years, 9 months to 6 years old

Your child will join our skilled and inspired staff for fun in the sun and shade led by a Montessori trained Lead Teacher. Classrooms at the Montessori School of Northampton are thoughtfully prepared environments set up to inspire creative play, independence, and joy. The program’s low teacher to child ratio supports individualized time with students and creates a relaxed, summer pace.  The children are encouraged to make their own play choices from the different areas of the classroom: Reading Loft, Everyday Living, Peace Corner, Blocks, puzzles, games, and other engaging manipulatives. Fantasy play is encouraged! Each two-week session highlights a different theme. Our resident artist plans daily art projects related to the session's theme. At circle times, classroom teachers explore the theme through books, songs, and teacher presentations. The program features fun outdoor play in a park-like setting, wading pools, water play (PM only), and a large children’s playground. We offer indoor fun in one of the best-equipped, most beautiful classroom environments in the Pioneer Valley.

Children bring bag lunch and AM/ PM snacks.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00 Outside arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  First circle
  • 9:15  3 and 4-year old art group
  • 10:15 5-and 6-year old art group
  • 11:00 Outside play
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00  Half Day dismissal

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Full Course

Montessori Toddler IV (Full Day)

$605
Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Agesfor students 18 months to 2 years, 11 months

This exciting program takes advantage of our facilities, beautiful summer weather, and children’s natural abilities. Our experienced Lead Teacher and support staff will guide the children through enriching activities that include creative movement, arts and crafts, daily story time, singing, and outdoor play with focus on meeting toddlers’ growing emotional and cognitive abilities. The class is small (9 maximum) and is staffed by an EEC Certified Lead Toddler Teacher and Assistant Teachers. 

Children bring bag lunch and AM/PM snacks. 

Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00  Arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  Planned outdoor activities and free play
  • 10:00  Snack time
  • 10:30  Planned activities and shelf work
  • 11:30  Lunch
  • 12:00  Half Day dismissal
  • 12:30  Rest time 
  • 1:45  Free play
  • 2:15  Outside  play
  • 4:00  Full Day dismissal

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Full Course

Montessori Toddler IV (Half Day)

$525
Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

Agesfor students 18 months to 2 years, 11 months

This exciting program takes advantage of our facilities, beautiful summer weather, and children’s natural abilities. Our experienced Lead Teacher and support staff will guide the children through enriching activities that include creative movement, arts and crafts, daily story time, singing, and outdoor play with focus on meeting toddlers’ growing emotional and cognitive abilities. The class is small (9 maximum) and is staffed by an EEC Certified Lead Toddler Teacher and Assistant Teachers. 

 

Children bring bag lunch and AM snack. 

Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00  Arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  Planned outdoor activities and free play
  • 10:00  Snack time
  • 10:30  Planned activities and shelf work
  • 11:30  Lunch
  • 12:00  Half Day dismissal

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Full Course

Outdoor Wilderness Adventures

$525

with Corey Hadden

Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: entering grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Get out of town and off the beaten path and explore the natural areas of Western Mass by foot, boat, and rope. Activities may include rock climbing, canoeing, paddle boarding, and more. We'll help participants develop the craft of outdoor adventuring, tap their leadership skills, and emphasize community-building and having fun. Our staff has extensive outdoor leadership experience, having worked for Outward Bound and several other outdoor programs. The program will include an overnight trip at the end of the week.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19 concerns parents may need to transport their children to each daily activity site, usually within 1/2 hour distance or less from our school.

Corey Hadden began teaching at a Montessori middle school eight years ago after working as an instructor for Outward Bound for over fifteen years. He has a Master’s in Education and his American Montessori Society Teaching Credential for Middle School. His outdoor certifications include the industry standards: Wildness First Responder, American Canoe Association Whitewater Instructor for Canoe and Swiftwater Rescue. He’s also an experienced rock climber and mountaineer and has climbed all over North and South America.

Full Course




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