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Elementary School News, June 2017

The month of May flew by! As the school year comes to an end I always find joy in reflection. I wanted to share this practice with the elementary students so we did a group lesson on adjectives. They learned about sentence structure, and paragraph writing this month, but this lesson on adjectives was a big hit. The Upper Elementary created a presentation in PowerPoint to share their adventure in Rome at the Montessori Model […]

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Preschool Newsletter, April 2017

Happy spring everyone! It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of April.   March was a fun filled month of learning! The children enjoyed a fantastic visit from the Pandemonium Reptile rescue program. Thank you so much for generous donations. Needless to say they were thrilled to see and touch all the creatures.  Fascinating snakes, turtles, and lizards were wonderful to learn about. April has been a busy time for learning […]

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The Best Montessori Blogs for 2016-2017

  We hope you find some beautiful and inspiring Montessori blogs in this list. We feel the Montessori lifestyle blogs really show the essence of Montessori in the home. Itty Bitty Love – Written by Anne, a Montessori teacher now at home with her children. I link to this blog all the time, it’s not updated regularly but I really connect with Anne and her Montessori outlook! The Kavanaugh Report – Now a parent to three, Nicole writes about […]

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Primary News, March 2017

Dear Families, It has been a fabulous February upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by enjoying all of the snow we got. The children had fun building several snowmen all around the playground. The snow helped fuel our enthusiasm for finishing up our continent study of Antarctica. In the middle of the month we were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also our 100th day of school. For Valentine’s Day we exchanged Valentines […]

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Toddler News, March 2017

March 2017 It is hard to believe that March is already here! Spring is upon us, and the maple friends have been really enjoying a little warmer weather that has allowed them to play outside more often. It has been fun to watch how happy it makes them to spend time outside each day. This is the time of year that we notice the social relationships between the children really begin to grow. They are now very familiar and […]

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Preschool News, February 2017

Primary students came back from break hitting the ground running! We have welcomed several new friends this month: Día and Mia Garcia, Emme Nwigwe, Nolan McEvily, and Thomas Kotecki. We are glad to have these new friends in our classes! In the cold month of January we studied the continent of Antarctica. We learned about the seven types of penguins that live there, the food chain that they are a part of, and sung songs about penguins […]

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Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity This  Montessori Sensorial Activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep kids busy indoors while it’s cold outside. Make fake snow with Epsom salt, glitter and tinsel. Mix ingredients together and pour into a plastic tub. Young children will love scooping and pouring it. Older children will have fun creating a winter wonderland scene with little figurines, houses and animals. Ingredients: Epsom Salt Silver Glitter Cut up tinsel garlands

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Make Holiday Decorations with Homemade Dough

Make Holiday Decorations with Homemade Dough • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup salt • 1-1/2 cups water Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine the flour, salt and water; mix well and knead for 10 minutes. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes and make holes for hanging. Bake for 30 minutes; allow to cool. Decorate with poster paints or tube paints. Allow to dry and spray with clear […]

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Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes Than Traditional Methods, Study Finds

A study comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills. The study appears in the September 29, 2006 issue of the journal Science (see article full text; available free through Montessori-Science.org). Montessori education is characterized by multi-age classrooms, a special set of educational materials, student-chosen work in long time blocks, a collaborative environment with student mentors, […]

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Ball Painting

Ball Painting
Great Art project from our preschool classrooms that you can try at home: Fill muffin tins with tempura paint, find some small balls such as marbles or golf balls, dip in the paint and use a spoon to transfer them to a paper fixed to the inside of a shoe box lid. Lots of rolling fun to keep little ones engaged with not too much mess.Read more
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