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Monthly archive for May 2016

Peek at the Week May 23rd 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, Last week's Terra Nova testing is complete, and we will return to our usual schedule this week. The first graders enjoyed their time in the primary classes. Last week, we tried our hand at book folding, and discovered that it requires a great deal of patience and focus. Some students chose to sit outside and sketch flowers instead. In French class, Miss Bethany introduced us to "plain [...]

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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 We will be utilizing outdated encyclopedias from the "free books" shelf at Acton Library.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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News May 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak families, Wow, this month sure has flown by.  We have enjoyed our continued continent exploration, learning about the diverse cultures of Asia by exploring foods, trying on clothing, writing, smelling and tasting spices, identifying animals, playing games and much more! Thank you to John Meisel for coming in to share his tales of India and Jennie Esty for bringing in her Singing bowl and beautiful artwork from Thailand. We will continue […]

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Montessori Toddler News May 2016

Dear Maple families, After spring break, we have been reading books about how to grow plants, surprise garden, and spring. We germinated cucumber seeds, and we will observe them next week. We are vegetables and flowers in our garden that the children are going to take care of. On the practical life shelf: We are going to touch, smell, look, taste, and share their impression on mangos and avocados. The children will be introduced egg slicers. They continue peeling clementines and […]

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Reading with Montessori Cards

Preschooler learning to sound out works with the Montessori picture cards:  

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