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August 2014 Newsletter

NEWS Summer fun is almost done!  Fall program begins August. 12. Please bring supplies on or before Aug. 12 as noted below and make sure to write your child’s name on all supplies. If you haven’t brought in your Earthquake kit & immunization records already, please bring in as soon as possible. Monthly fees are due no later than the 5th of every month,

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June 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the new Turning Point Montessori Newsletter!  Please be patient while we experiment with the format, but we promise to make it fun and exciting and full of useful information. IMPORTANT DATES School Ends — June 13 Summer Program — June 16 – Aug 8 Kinder Graduation – June 27 Summer Supplies List (please bring by June 16) Set of #2 pencils Set

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New website!

Turning Point Montessori now has a new website!  We hope you will navigate the pages within and discover our new sections including the Calendar and Photo Galleries.  Please use the Contact page to send us a message if your have any questions or comments. Thank you!


The core educational rubrics that make up our program.

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We accept children 2 through kindergarten. We provide an education, based on the core concepts of the Montessori Method, which supports the philosophy that each child is an individual learner. Children learn though a variety of exercises, including practical life, sensorial, mathematics, language, science, geography, and cultural awareness. In addition to our core academic programs, we also offer yoga, art, music, gymnastics and Spanish

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Language Materials

These are activities by which the child phonetically acquires the basic skills for complete writing and reading. At a very early age the child develops an understanding of the parts of speech, oral expression, creative writing, interpretive reading and appreciation of prose and poetry. The language program also includes what we call “keys to the cultural subjects”. Once the child is versatile in the

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Mathematical Materials

These are activities by means of which the child does not learn mathematics but discovers them. The child acquires the necessary skills to calculate in the decimal system and in others bases (i.e. the binary system) by exploration moving from concrete experiences to abstraction.

Sensorial Materials

These are activities for the development and refinement of the senses. The materials isolate one single physical quality from the environment (e.g. dimension, color, shape, or texture). Focusing on the use of one sense at a time (e.g. visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) enables the child to exercise and refine each sense to the utmost. This refinement is essential for the development of the mathematical

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Exercises for Practical Life

The principals of self-awareness.

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Find out more about Dr. Maria Montessori, history and principals.

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