Brooksfield Montessori School Celebrates Literature!

Yoko
Tuesday, March 15th, is Literary Arts Day at Brooksfield Montessori School, which is located just outside of Oakton, Virginia.  This year’s featured author is Rosemary Wells, who penned and illustrated the well known Max and Ruby Series, among many others.  On Tuesday, the children in the preschool Montessori program , the kindergarten Montessori program and the elementary Montessori program will be reading Wells' Yoko and Yoko’s Paper Cranes .  In celebration of these wonderful stories, each classroom will recreate the ‘International Foods Day’ that is featured in Yoko , enjoying tasty treats from around the world.  The children will also do a special origami craft project and present what they have learned at an upcoming school assembly.  Let's hear it for arts and literature! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org  

Reading is FUN at Brooksfield Montessori School!

Stop what you're doing and READ...just for fun! That's what the children at Brooksfield Montessori school do once a week during their D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) program.  Brooksfield, which is located in McLean, Virginia , uses D.E.A.R to enrich its already well-rounded reading program. During D.E.A.R.,  parent volunteers come into the classrooms to read with the children in the full day Kindergarten program .  As they cozy up with their favorite books, the children not only gain confidence in their reading, but also bond with parents and strengthen their love of reading. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's full day Kindergarten program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Staying Fit at Brooksfield Montessori School

In an effort to stay fit and learn about the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, the children of Brooksfield Montessori School , located in Northern Virginia, attend P. E. classes throughout the year.  Led by their teacher, Mary, the children in  the preschool Montessori program , the Kindergarten Montessori program and the elementary Montessori program participate in lively, age-appropriate, games and movement exercises.  Last semester, the children worked on their jumping skills as well as on their dodge, catch and flee skills. They played games such as "skunk tag" and "stuff the turkey." And, on really cold days, students learned yoga poses and played indoor games that got them moving and shaking!  What a fun way to be healthy! For more information about Brooksfield Private School or the PE program, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

The Montessori Method Teaches R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Just a short drive from Reston , Virginia, Brooksfield Montessori School offers a  private Montessori preschool program, a full-day Kindergarten and a Montessori elementary program .  In every classroom in this bright, brilliant, warm school, the children are respected and taught to respect.  The Montessori Method focuses specifically on respect for self, respect for others and respect for environment.  As such, Brooksfield's students take pride in learning to wash their hands properly, brush their teeth and prepare their own snacks.  In respecting their surroundings, they are given lessons in table washing, floor sweeping, crumbing, window washing etc.  And, out of respect for each other, both children and adults use manner words such as please, thank you and excuse me regularly.  The children take delight in all of these wonderful activities and enjoy being a part of their classroom community. For more information on the Montessori Method, or Brooksfield Montessori School, please...
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The Sound of Music at Brooksfield Montessori

The primary Montessori and Kindergarten Montessori  classes are alive with the sound of music !  In January, the children, under the direction of their music teacher, John, took imaginary trips to Africa and Japan.  In Africa, the children danced a traditional African dance called, Che Che Cole and in Japan, they learned that "konichiwa" means, "hello."  The children also learned about rhythm, using wooden drum sticks to play along with a variety of songs.  Brooksfield Montessori private school kids have the music in them! To learn more about Brooksfield's focus on arts in education, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

BrooksfieldSchool Summer Camp in McLean, VA

Spring is only 20 days away...and Summer's warm face is peeking over Spring's shoulder.  So, sign up now for Brooksfield Montessori School's 2011 summer camp !  The camp, which is open to children ages 3-9, is located on the school's gorgeous 5 acre lot in McLean, just a few miles from Arlington, VA.  The grounds include a beautiful playground, a field for sports and field games and a sprawling wooded area that is perfect for nature walks.  Brooksfield's camp includes swimming lessons, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, water play, playground time, stories, cooking, dancing, singing, friendship, indoor field trips and a boatload of summer FUN!  Children in both the primary Montessori program and the Elementary Montessori program are invited to attend.  Spaces are limited to call submit your camp application today! For more information about Brooksfield Summer Camp, please visit www.brooksfieldschoo.org

Elementary School Students Are Out Of This World!

Learning about cultures all over the world
Learning about cultures from all over the world is an important part of the Brooksfield Montessori School's curriculum.  Once a week, the Elementary Program takes a virtual trip around the world in a class that focuses on traditions from around the globe.  The class uses performing arts to study the culture, beliefs and traditions of different countries. This year, the class has focused heavily on the Native American culture and Brooksfield's little globe trotters have been working on developing original adaptations of two traditional stories.  The production includes poetry, chants and dances inspired by the lives of the First American nations.  The elementary school children, led by their teacher, Sandra,  will perform their adaptations at a school assembly in the Spring.  How exciting! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori school or the private elementary program, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Music in the Private Elementary Program

Students in Brooksfield Montessori School's Elementary music program have been learning many exciting musical concepts.  In late Fall, they studied the history of the Orff instruments, including the xylophone and the glockenspiel.  They even learned a new folk song and played along with the triangle and the drums.  Most recently, the children in the Montessori elementary program were introduced to the instrument families: Brass, Woodwind, String and Percussion.  If music is the universal language, these private school kids are talking up a storm! For more information on Brooksfield School's focus on the arts, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org

Brooksfield Montessori School - Seeing is Believing

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents are able to see the...
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Montessori Education with a Traditional Flare

Brooksfield Montessori school, located a few miles from Arlington, VA, offers a Montessori education that incorporates some traditional activities and other beneficial educational experiences.  In the classrooms on their lovely 5-acre campus, children are taught to work independently as well as in small groups.  They are taught to manage their time and play a part in their own education by moving about the classroom, choosing work that interests and intrigues them. They are also encouraged to explore new concepts and ideas through teacher-recommended activities.  However, Brooksfield teachers also sprinkle-in large group instruction as well as opportunities for children to put pencil to paper in a more traditional style, sometimes making use of workbooks and printed worksheets to supplement the hands-on curriculum.  It is this kind of flexibility, open-mindedness and forethought that makes Brooksfield a leader amongst private schools and helps prepare the children for any kind of school they may encounter...
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Weather Update:  Due to icy road conditions, Brooksfield will be CLOSED today, Friday, February 19, 2021.  All child visits are canceled and will be rescheduled.  Stay warm!