Continue, at this educational segment, promoting the freedom to build, think, create, in dynamic classes, interactive, far from a school that repeats, recites, sends copy, teaching meaningless content for those who receive them.
Solar Integral School education model is holistic, so humanistic and multidisciplinary. It is also constructivist, a psychological philosophical conception of the mental development of being, including children.
Agrees to LDB guidelines – Guidelines Law and Bases of National Education and meets the four pillars of education, agree to UNESCO report, by International Education Commission for the Twenty-first Century: “learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do”.
Solar Meninos de Luz provides an environment of diverse and challenging experiences, generating in classrooms: provocations, questions, discussions, producing transformations and discoveries by the student, who thus appropriates them, generating knowledge that is renewed, expanding in different contexts, all his life.
These objectives meet “Solar Meninos de Luz Education Philosophical Principles”, LDB guidelines – Guidelines Law and Bases of National Education and the four pillars of Education and UNESCO report, by International Education Commission for the Twenty-first Century: “learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, learning to do”.
In medium term: to extend tablets use and introduction of digital Moodle platform, already in use by Elementary School II and High School in order to facilitate syllabus mainstreaming and interaction between teachers and students without resorting to social networks, dissipative attention.
Progressively, program Moodle platform for interaction between teachers and parents, when they can guide children study.
Main interactive methodology: PROJECTS
In order to make the most effective and meaningful learning, from Children’s Education to Elementary School I and II, we adopt the methodology of work with projects, and several other strategies that promote intellectual growth, emotional and social development of our students.
Subject proposals for projects arise in the pedagogical week earlier this year, when all educators participate and during school year, of course, other proposals arise because “School is alive”, Solar Integral School has very peculiar characteristics: dynamism, constant information, creativity and “movement”.
We develop projects and activities that may involve only certain segments and also all Solar. For this interaction to happen, we have suitability to age, and, therefore, pedagogical coordination with enormous skill, works next to each educator provoking reflections, making proposals, adjustments and stimulating creativity. Over the years we’ve exceeded classroom limits, we got a closer relationship of family and social reality. Note that we are facilitating and encouraging a process of greater commitment and responsibility of each student for their own learning.
Students – The idea of each project is launched according to some current event or need to study or research and according to the theme, there is a split, where each student or each group will choose its direction (example: Community – sanitation, health, community culture). From there, they begin the research and productions with teacher guidance and supervision.
If the class choose to work in groups, all components need to know any subject of their choice. Teacher will be following the development of each work, but the class will have autonomy to decide forms of presentation (3rd year onwards).
The project in smaller classes (Kindergarten to 2nd year of Elementary School) is developed with activities previously planned on daily basis. It is enriched with concrete activities and play materials, where there is language adaptation of every class and even with each student.
Teachers – It is up to our teachers, flexibility in face of changes and requests from students. A constant update on projects issues and on current changes in society. Coordination proposes meetings, workshops, studies, courses, research and training for that everyone is excited about the project: our concern and responsibility is also with the process; as each educator is developing the work and not only with the final result: presentations.
We create strategies for students to reflect on different issues, talk, argue and question. So, in any kind of work, there is a space for us to hear each student. At least once a week, each student must read, with a responsible, a newspaper report and talk about what you have read to the class (with the observations of those responsible as well).
This work in also realized at Children’s Education: at conversations wheels, experiences, some content launch, stories…
Family – We want to involve and bring information to responsibles and we are succeeding. They have increased significantly their participation! Through surveys with family, questionnaires fill, participation in events with the children through positive comments, questions, we found a very positive change of family in student school life.
Contents have been developed in a pleasant and creative way. Teachers are more attentive and interested in learning new technologies that enrich classroom work. Incidentally, we also have the arts professionals who work in the mornings. Whenever is possible, they help us with ideas and their expertise. Ex.: Poetry Soiree, idea of a Portuguese teacher, we have ballet students, putting dance in the text.
We are closely interconnected with Computer: hiking, work, research and teacher training. Teachers and students have guidance and assistance of the computer teacher, accompanying content of all classes. In June, 5th year class went to Petrópolis with Portuguese and History teacher and with assistance and guidance of computer instructor. The study started in the computer lab, classroom and we completed with a visit to the Imperial City.
Meninos Solidários continue to develop a beautiful work at school, with family, at community and other institutions. Every year, we create an event that motivate more students and family. “Cinema at Solar” is an event where the ticket was a hygiene product order to assemble layette for babies and warm clothing campaign. With the warm clothes campaign came the 2nd phase of literacy class (1st year) – we have pictures of everything.
Literary Soiree – In order to encourage reading and so that our students know and know how to talk about readings, we recieved authors in Paulo Coelho Library. These meetings are scheduled according to the age group of interest of the guest.
For two weeks, the book chosen by the author is readen and worked in class. All research and information to receive the visitor, take questions, comments and suggestions. The result is rewarding.
Gratitude to those who promote Elementary School I education
“Thank you, dear educators, for donating with love and expertise, your knowledge and your lives to Solar Meninos de Luz loved students! Getting them from Children’s Education and walking with them from 6 to 10 years in Elementary School I, allow to substantiate this development stage of concrete operations, from the point of view of knowledge and feelings, preparing them for formal operations period, own pre- adolescence and adolescence, facilitating content constructions on Elementary School II and High School in Solar. You free them to full life, inside and outside Solar, now and in the future, for yourself and for society. We all love you so much!”.
Solar Meninos de Luz
President ad Directors
Elementary School I Professional
Pedagogical Director: Professor Rosemarie Ramalho.
Coordination Assistant: Diolinda Rodrigues.
1st year: Teachers Cristiane Alves and Valéria Jardim and Education Assistant Sílvia.
2nd year: Teacher Sheila Hermogeno and Education Assistant Raquel Pereira.
3rd year: Teacher Jaqueline Monteiro and Education Assistant Alessandra Rodrigues.
4th year: Teachers Letícia de Castro and Luana Sobrinho and Education Assistant Rosineide Alves.
5th year: Teachers Letícia de Castro and Luana Sobrinho and Education Assistant Liliane Rodrigues.
Inspectors: Gilson dos Santos and Severino Gomes.