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Peek at the Week May 16th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, This week, the elementary class, with the exception of the first year students, will be working on Terra Nova Exams each morning. First year students will work upstairs in the primary classrooms. We will be trying our hand at book folding, the art of folding book pages to create shapes and letters. We will be utilizing outdated encyclopedias from the "free books" shelf at Acton Library. We [...]Read more

Peek at the Week May 9th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Dear Parents, Montessori Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, Rainy days have kept us inside, but we hope to work more on our outdoor classroom this week. Please send in mulch and other items you may have for our outdoor classroom. A huge thank you to the Cosentino family for donating a beautiful bird feeder, birdseed, and a gift card to Home Goods! Tuesday we have a special opportunity for a Virtual Visit from The Field [...]Read more

Elementary News April 2016

Dear Willow families, The Willow Class is excited to welcome our two newest members, a male and a female baby chinchilla! Every day we use a balance scale to weigh the kits. They have each gained about 25 grams so far. We have created a line graph to track their growth. April 13th is Scrabble Day! We are planning a day of Scrabble fun. If you have a Scrabble game, or Scrabble Junior game that […]

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Montessori Elementary News March 2016

Another yarn bomb has dropped! Check out our latest installation in the playground. Stand under the “pom-pom tree” and you can’t help but smile! Soft balls of bright color bob gently in the breeze, bringing a spot of cheer and early spring. Pom-poms were created and hung by elementary children.  The Willow class is on a voyage through the Asian continent. Students are greatly enjoying the Biomes of Asia materials. These beautifully colored cards introduce […]

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Montessori Elementary News February 2016

Montessori Elementary News February 2016

The tadpoles are healthy and growing! We are excited to watch them get bigger and change every day. We have about 50 tadpoles. They will grow into African Clawed Frogs, or Xenopus laevis. Xenopus are frogs that are completely aquatic as adults. They will have lungs, but spend all their time underwater. The females grow to be bigger than the males. They are a fun addition to our Willow Room Zoo! The Willow Room has […]

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Willow Peek at the Week

Willow Peek at the Week
Dear Parents, I'm very excited for next week's family event, Montessori for Kindergarten and Elementary. Bring your friends, and spread the word about Montessori! We need to build a strong elementary class for next year! Let us know if you'd like to talk at the event about your experience in Montessori vs. public school. If you missed the Silent Journey, this event will have a lot of similarities. Participants will havethe unique opportunity to try [...]Read more

Elementary News May 2015

Elementary News May 2015

Dear Willow Families, The month of April started with a few April Fool jokes. A bit of levity is always welcome. There was much preparation and anticipation for our first Science Fair in the classroom. The results were wonderful, each student explaining to the passersby, the details, procedure and their hypothesis. Hopefully, you saw the poster of pictures and the photos posted on Facebook. Aligning with our quest for more scientific knowledge, we delved into the […]

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Montessori Elementary Newsletter March 2015

Montessori Elementary Newsletter March 2015

Looking back on the last month through the pages of the lesson planner, there are many filled sections with lessons, ideas, observations and reminders. It was a full three weeks of external and internal parts of birds, including feathers, and great memories of our visit from the owls and dissection of pellets. This was another hands on experience with all the ooohs and ahhhs and eeeks! We spent a whole work cycle on February 3rd dedicating it to Math […]

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Montessori Elementary News February 2015

Montessori Elementary News February 2015

January Happenings Our Montessori elementary students returned from their December time off ready to get back to routine. They looked forward to the Oops sentences work. That appropriately named because there are several errors in each sentence, usually containing a students name, to be corrected and rewritten. The older students chose a biography to read and take notes from their reading, in order to produce a timeline of events for that famous person. The first year students joined in a group and compiled […]

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Montessori Elementary News January 2015

Montessori Elementary News January 2015

              Dear Parents, Midyear reflection is here again. It all flies so quickly past, but looking through my planning book and rereading all the Montessori Compass notes, gives me a sense of how far we have come through these short fleeting months. Each child possessing daily personal accomplishments, and the elementary class itself  is becoming a community. In December, we spent some time developing our memorization skills. This was done by practicing songs and […]

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