415 N. Lee Street, Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 787-5333

American Montessori Society Accredited School

Lake Montessori is the only Montessori school in Leesburg, Florida, using over 100 years of proven success to educate your children.

Jul
14
2017

Elementary School Supply List 2017-2018

Elementary School Supply List 2017-2018

  • 3 large/jumbo disinfecting wipes (i.e.: Clorox, Lysol, etc.)
  • 2 cans of Lysol disinfectant spray
  • 1 box gallon zip lock bags
  • 12 composition books (1st-3rd grade Wide Ruled, 4th-7th grade College Ruled, no animation/picture on cover)
  • 2 grid composition books
  • 2 boxes of colored pencils
  • 3 boxes Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • 1 pack: 2 count large erasers
  • 3 glue sticks
  • 1 pack of sheet protectors
  • 1 pack of Sticky flags (Post-Its)
  • 1 3-inch white three ring binder
  • 1 ream of white card stock
  • 2 plastic pocket folders with brads
  • 3 packs of self-drying multi-colored clay
  • 3- 8”×10” white canvases (stretched canvas frame)
Jul
14
2017

Primary School Supply List 2017-2018

Primary School Supply List 2017-2018

  • 3 large/jumbo disinfecting wipes (i.e.: Clorox, Lysol, etc.)
  • 2 cans of Lysol disinfectant spray
  • 3 packs baby wipes (refillable kind is fine)
  • 1 box gallon zip lock bags
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 2 bottles of white glue
  • 2 boxes of colored pencils: 24 count (not Crayola)
  • 1 box washable markers
  • 2 boxes Ticonderoga #2 pencils
  • 1 pack: 2 count large erasers
  • 1 ream white card-stock
  • 3 composition notebooks (no animation/picture on cover)
  • A complete change of clothes to keep in the classroom. Please included undergarments and socks. Place these in a zip lock bag, labeled with your child’s name.
Jun
08
2017

Learning ideas for Summer from an 11 year old.

It's summer! School is finally over! No homework, no more teachers! Just because school is over, doesn't mean you shouldn't stop learning. 

Everyday people learn new things. Inside and outside of school. Summer is a time to take a break from school work, but learning is still not going to go away.

You can take your children to fun places during summer break, and they can learn new things! 

You could take them to the beach, teach them how to swim. You could also teach them about weathering and erosion that happens at the beach, and about the animals in the ocean.

You could take them to Kennedy Space Center, in Titusville, Florida. Teach them about rockets and the universe. The history of Kennedy Space Center is incredible! It's worth driving there.

You could go hiking! Go camping with your children; it will be so much fun! No electronics, just full of fun and learning. Take them to a deep lake, or climb the highest mountain. You could teach them about survival skills, animals, and nature! There is so much a camping trip can teach you and your child.

There will be a solar eclipse in August 2017. You could go outside and be able to see the eclipse in the sky! You could tell your kid about the moon and the sun.

Don't stay inside all day! Let your kid go outside and play games! Swim in your pool! Splash in the puddles of rain, or just play with your friends outside. Take them to fun places! Go to a trampoline park or even a water park. There is so much the world is offering to you. Make mistakes, messes, and try again. Just please make sure your child has fun every day! It's a good thing to learn and have so much fun!

Learning has a fun side and a boring side. If you are a parent, please don't let your child learn from the boring side. It's summer; every day is a new adventurous day!

Your kids could also do camp if they want. They could learn to paint and do art. Maybe they could learn to play an instrument and make music. Your child could try to do a sport they may like!

Summer is full of fun and learning! Be happy every day and try new things. Either way, your child will learn new things every day. Everyone does.

May
30
2017

Camp Montessori is approaching fast, don't miss out!

Lake Montessori is excited to announce that it's time again for Camp Montessori! A fun-filled eight weeks packed with activities designed for children to learn, get involved, and most importantly - have a fantastic Summer!

  • Camp Montessori kicks off on June 5th beginning with Favorites Week. This is the week students get to know each other while expressing their favorite things throughout the week. Each day will have a theme, and we encourage campers to get involved! If blue is your favorite color, then come to camp all decked out in blue - from blue hair to blue shoes! Your favorites are all about expressing who YOU are! Favorites week also lets students enjoy getting to know who shares their favorite things and why things are the favorites of others. Share your favorite sport, color, hobby, animal or food!
  • Animals Week kicks off June 12th and runs through June 16th. During animals week, campers learn about all different types of animals including domestic, farm, Oceanic and rainforest animals. Campers will enjoy farm day, ocean life, zoo animals, rain forest, and dinosaurs. Lake Montessori will introduce the students to actual animals brought in for campers to interact with.
  • June 19th through June 23rd is Camp Montessori Survival Week. Campers will be put to the test, can they tie the appropriate knot, can they build a shelter, or find water? Hopefully, this camp will help them survive the wilderness. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a school field trip and learn archery!
  • Crazy Craft Week runs from June 26th - 30th and includes tie-dying; no-sew projects, picture frames and more! This is the week we get our creative juices flowing! Students will paint a beautiful canvas picture to take home and even get to make slime!
  • Celebrate the 4th of July with us during Stars and Stripes Week! Enjoy the 4th of July Theme, picnic, red, white & blue, all the fun packed into three days! Lake Montessori will be hosting a barbecue for our local heroes, playing yard games and creating fun crafts using red, white, and blue colors. 
  • Be prepared to get soaked during Wet and Water Week where we'll make ourown water park including water balloons and squirt guns. Pack your bathing suit and be ready for some refreshing fun with water! Campers will have a chance to grow a water animal, participate in water wars and play with sprinklers!
  • July 17th through July 21st is Space Week! Let's create the solar system! What is a constellation? Where did astrology come from? Campers will be visited by ROTC students and learn about constellations, NASA, telescopes, moon sand, and rockets!
  • Olympic Games Week is from July 24th through July 28th. Stretch your muscles because we will put them to the test! Campers will participate in many different events for chances to win ribbons. Campers will also be learning about the many different nations that participate in the Olympics.

Camps run Monday - Friday

8:30a - 5:30p

$180/week

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Apr
06
2017

The latest learning Apps and websites for your little one

lake Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori was quite clear that the first six years of a child’s life are a time for the child to explore the world around them. Young children develop a comprehensive understanding of their environment by having hands-on, concrete experiences with real objects and their senses (hearing, touching, tasting, seeing, smelling) to take it all in. Dr. Montessori spoke of how the hands are the tools of the mind, guiding the mind through learning and exploration.

The basic truth is that manipulation of virtual objects on a computer screen, even using fingertips, does not compare to the purely visceral experience of feeling the real object. However, if Dr. Maria Montessori were alive today, she would most likely use an iPad in the classroom with children.

Here are just a few great learning apps for your little one:

Intro to Letters (based on theSandpaper Letters classroom material) very similar to the Sandpaper Letters activity; the screen looks like the Sandpaper Letters material, it shows the child how to trace the letter with his fingers and says the sound the letter makes and has the added features of allowing the child to record his voice pronouncing the letter sounds and repeating it back to him.

Intro to Math (based on theSandpaper Numbers and theNumber Rods). Intro to Math teaches your child the basic foundations of math: To read, write and understand numbers from 0-9; Number symbols and their units; Sequence, order, and spatial relationships; An introduction to odds and evens; Problem-solving skills and Fine motor skills

Animals of North America helps children learn where each animal lives on the North American continent, several facts about each animal, and their current conservation status. This Montessori application was co-developed and approved by an AMI certified, Montessori teacher with over forty years experience educating children!

Hundred Board Lite This app is a fun and educational exercise found in the Montessori classroom to help children with their counting from 1 to 100. The board and the number squares are exact replicas of these classic classroom materials! Three lessons are included: 1. Standard sequencing from 1 to 100.

2. Even numbers only. 3. Odd numbers only. The child has to search for the next appropriate number in the scrambled numbers on the right side. When they choose the correct one, the number will automatically move into position on the board. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how long it takes to finish! At the bottom, a score is presented for parents to observe how their child is progressing.

Important Dates

  • September 4, 2017
    Labor Day (Student Holiday)
  • October 16, 2017
    No School - Teacher Work Day
  • October 31, 2017 9:00am
    Trunk-or-Treat
  • November 16, 2017
    Parent Teacher Conferences (Educare Open)

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Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Chef Julia Child

Musician Yo Yo Ma

Helen Keller

Former Washington Post Editor Katharine Graham

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Musician Sean "Diddy" Combs

Actor George Clooney

Singer/Songwriter Taylor Swift

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Anne Frank

Magician David Blaine

Actress Dakota Fanning

Queen Noor of Jordan

Singer/Songwriter Beyonce Knowles

Video Game Creator Will Wright