March 29, 2019

Day

On Thursday morning, we ventured to Fremont, Ohio to tour the museum and grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Memorial.  We had a wonderful time learning about our 19th President.  We learned about Albert Bierstadt: an artist who was a friend of President Hayes and his wife Lucy.  He worked quite a bit with symmetrical...
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We have all returned from a long weekend ready to conquer the last months of the school year.  Upon our return, we were pleased to listen to the activities our students shared with their families.  Just like the teachers, some took a short trip out of Ohio. Our trip to The Montessori Event in Washington,...
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Happy Spring! Movement is essential for learning in young children! As Maria Montessori studied children and their learning process, she discovered that young children learn not only muscular control by movement, but, also movement is a founding factor in the development of discipline. In our toddler classroom you will find many “built in” movement opportunities!...
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  The West classroom is also celebrating Spring through Art! Children are practicing their pre-writing skills to hold a fork, dip into colored paint and create spring flowers. To expand on our interest in our Africa unit we are making a rain forest. The children are reinforcing their fine motor skills by pin punching small...
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This week’s highlights included: -Finishing our Upper Quilt -Working with a new Decimal Mat -Exploring electricity through experimentation
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Today we made chocolates for the gala! Mali lead us in how to create and mold each kind of chocolate. We made three different kinds: truffle cranberries, maple fudge with rice crispy, and white and dark chocolate bite with raisins, caramels and coconut. It was a long process to make these delicious treats. We had...
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This week, Early Childhood explored Spring through Practical Life and Art activities! The East classroom cut mirror image spring flowers. This allowed the children to concentrate on holding scissors and cutting a fine line, while also igniting their ‘WOW’ moment when they discovered the image is a full flower once unfolded. They also explored painting...
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Last Thursday, we got to see the quintet symphony play. The bassoon and the french horn were the instruments  with the lowest pitches. The flute, clarinet, and oboe had the highest pitches. The quintet played a few songs for us and then it was done. In writers workshop the 4th and 5th year students are...
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