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2019 Social Studies Fair and Street Carnival : Hudson Montessori School
May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
2019 Social Studies Fair and Street Carnival at Hudson Montessori School
When: May 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 1 Pm
Where: 10, 30, 50 Regent Street Hudson Montessori Classrooms
Free children’s community event with carnival activities (tickets will be for sale)
“Our Journeys” student expo showcasing migration patterns of animals, people, Jersey City, and our school’s history (10, 30, and 50 Regent Street classrooms)
Outdoor street carnival with bouncy houses, activities, and arts and crafts (Regent Street)
Stage demonstrations and performances
Delicious eats from Jersey City food truck vendors (Regent Street)
About Hudson Montessori School
Since the beginning of time, man has always been a maker and an inventor. From the earliest pebble tools to the advanced technologies of today, man has been creating ways to improve life and solve problems.
Being a “Maker” has become an integral part of the Hudson Montessori School experience. There is a natural progression from the way Montessori learning environment moves from skill acquisition to real-life application. Having the time, opportunity, materials and ability to be able to create and develop ideas based off of what a child knows, gives the maker a fruition of ideas, an outcome with a solved problem, and the confidence to continue to craft other ideas and move forward.
As pioneers of the “maker” initiative at the elementary level, which began in 2009 with the inception of our Social Studies Fair, we have grown and developed our programs to be innovative, inventive and insightful. Our mission has adopted “Maker” as a way that students gain knowledge and experience as they use technology and other resources to explore the topic.
At Hudson Montessori School we work with, and show our students how to “make”, and provide them with possibilities and materials. We also have an assembly each week that offers them a forum for presenting their ideas and showing their peers and teachers what they have created. This is an essential step for the students to reflect on their work and receive valuable feedback for them to consider in their next project.
Every year, the entire school engages in a yearlong project that is theme based on a universal topic. Each theme we pick allows us to look at the world from a new perspective and from different angles. Every area of the curriculum is integrated in hands-on applications, such as combining math, science and language skills to figure out and document a solution to a problem.
We launch our theme each year with a family kick-off event that introduces parents to the topic and the work ahead. At this event, children present a portion of their study which explaining to parents a part of what they will be learning through presentations and demonstrations. Families come together at this event to engage in their child’s work and learn more. The culmination of the yearlong theme happens in April at our annual Social Studies Fair. The 2017-2018 year’s theme is The Industrial Revolution and the Birth of Cities.
Our definition of STEAM is not doing projects, or addressing each area of study in isolation, but through exploration of a topic where we integrate skills from every core area of the curriculum and use the scientific method. Using their skills in this way, students are able to reach a successful conclusion by combining their knowledge and experiences to learn and solve problems. (please see our past themes under Events – Social Studies Fair)
Learning by Making Connections
The idea of connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) through the study of a yearlong theme began back in 2009 when the school started. The first theme for a group of 25 toddlers was the 7 Continents. As children explored the seven continents they also studied the unique animals in each continent. Along with their parents and teachers they made little displays depicting the habitats and animals found on the seven continents. This was the beginning of the Social Studies Fair. With every passing year the event has grown in but, the purpose of learning by making connections with the world around students remains.
This year’s Annual Theme at Hudson Montessori School is “The Industrial Revolution and the Growth of Cities”. The Upper Elementary students will be exploring the benefits and challenges of the Industrial Revolution. The Lower Elementary will study how some of the inventions of the ancient Chinese and Roman Civilization contributed to the Industrial Revolution. The Primary classes will explore how cities have come to be a place to meet the needs of man.
- May 11, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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- Hudson Montessori
10 Regent Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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