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Our elementary level follows the Progressive Education Method. We also use the Singapore Math Curriculum.

The Progressive Education’s main objective is to educate the "whole child" (physical, emotional and intellectual)

• Emphasis on learning by doing (experiential learning)
• Integrated curriculum focused on thematic units
• Strong emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking
• Group work and development of social skills
• Collaborative and cooperative learning projects
• Education for social responsibility and democracy
• Integration of community service and service learning projects into the daily curriculum
• Selection of subject content by looking forward to ask what skills will be needed in future society
• De-emphasis on textbooks in favor of varied learning resources
• Emphasis on life-long learning and social skills

School facilities

- Airconditioned classrooms
- Highly qualified Teachers
- Imported learning materials
- English as the medium of instruction
- Spacious play area
- Ideally located in the center of the city
- Comfortable waiting area

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mind Mapping

KTMS lower elementary learners use Mind Mapping as a tool in their Project Approach time.

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to gen...erate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.

The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information.

Mind Mapping enables you to create an infinite number of thoughts, ideas, links and associations on any topic making it an ideal tool to stimulate your thinking.

For more photos of the mind mapping activity, visit the KTMS Multiply site.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Nutrition Week

The learners of Kiddie Toes Montessori School (KMTS) decorated the Tree of Celebration with cut-outs of fruits, vegetables and other nutritious food. This is in celebration of the Nutrition Week (July 27 to 31).

For more photos, visit our Multiply Site.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tree of Celebration

Kiddie Toes Montessori School has adopted a tree. They call it the Tree of Celebration. This small cypress tree will be decorated and "dressed" to help the school celebrate events and milestones.

The Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is generally a flame - shaped, tapering, cone-like tree, with but a short stem below its branches, which rise erectly and close to the trunk.

The tree was cleaned and pruned by the hardworking teachers of KTMS, and was decorated by the learners. They put fruits and vegetable cut-outs during the nutrition week. This tree was also the witness to the learner's sympathy for the late President Cory -- they tied yellow ribbons on the tree.

This tree will not only be a symbol of celebration, but it will also be a symbol of Kiddie Toes Montessori School's love for the environment.

Below is a beautiful poem about trees....


Soak up the sun
Affirm life's magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to
hear your own leaves rustling.

By: Karen I. Shragg

For more photos of the tree, visit the Kiddie Toes Multiply site.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Yellow Ribbon

On 04 August 2009, learners of Kiddie Toes Montessori School wore yellow ribbons on their uniforms. This is their way of thanking the first woman President in Asia, President Cory Aquino.

The teachers them about love for country, and they know that Cory is one leader who exemplifies this.

They made yellow ribbons and tied it to their Tree (will tell you about The Tree in a separate story).

Their message.... "Thank you, Tita Cory".

For more photos, visit the Kiddie Toes Multiply site.