The 2018 JUNIOR Lip Sync Battle will feature Cypress Junction Montessori Secondary students performing for your pleasure. Our panel of judges will be selected from the pool of dedicated and talented participants in our annual Celebrity Lip Sync Battle (both past and present). Stayed tuned for the performance announcements and the selection of our judges.
All funds raised from this event will go directly to supporting our Secondary students and their Montessori field experiences (Termed “Going Out” by Dr. Maria Montessori).
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Location: Cypress Junction Montessori’s Main Campus Field
Cypress Junction Montessori – Field Experiences/Going Out:
Like all students in what Dr. Maria Montessori termed the adolescent plane of development, our Secondary students (7th and 8th grade) are transitioning to the adult realm. Their bodies and minds are undergoing powerful changes – and they are beginning to sort out and tackle grown-up roles, relationships, and responsibilities. Though often unsure and untested, they are thirsty for intellectual stimulation, creative expression, independence, and internal validation. Maria Montessori’s ideal experience was a purposefully limited environment where key lessons provide jumping-off points for additional exploration outside the classroom. Going out, as it is known in Montessori terms, is designed to foster independence and resourcefulness, and give children important real-life experiences. As students pursue greater depth in their work, they find the need to enter the “real world” to gather additional information. Perhaps they visit a museum, interview a specialist, or investigate a rock outcropping firsthand. Trips are typically planned by a small group of students engaged in a specific type of work or research. Through the guide’s assistance, but ultimately on their own, students must plan their own trip, arrange transportation, and make necessary appointments. These Practical Life experiences place the responsibility on the students and allow them to develop vital communication and organizational skills.