April 19, 2019

Day

Toddler learning includes many activities and works that build language skills! Children are in their sensitive period for language. Many of the Montessori language work builds the child’s vocabulary. Pictured is Kenley sorting “rough” and “smooth” objects. She is using movement as she places the object under the rough or smooth sign. Children in the...
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Early childhood continued in the food preparation curriculum this week with egg slicing.  Students used tonging skills to choose an egg, crack and peel it, then use the egg slicer.  Finally, students could enjoy eating!  Also in practical life, students polished a wood and covered eggs with tissue paper. Additionally, we studied and explored birds...
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We’ve had a busy week in Upper West! The students formed partners to begin a comprehensive science unit on monocots and dicots (corn and beans). Each day they’ll work on a lab, observing the growth of the corns and beans while performing tasks that involve analyzing the structural features and using scientific vocabulary. As the...
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This spring, the middle schoolers are working with the sixth graders on science fair projects. Each student researched about their topic and wrote a background paper, and is now working on writing out the procedure and material list and getting ready to complete the experiment. The students’ experiments range across forensic science, microbiology, psychology, engineering,...
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We started the “Corn and Beans” collaborative science unit this week. It is a wonderful, MASSIVE project that will take us 4 weeks to complete. We “knighted” those students who have completed their Writer’s Workshop research work on the Middle Ages. Students can begin working on their final Homework Projects and Books, due May 20th....
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Early childhood continued in the food preparation curriculum this week with egg slicing.  Students used tonging skills to choose an egg, crack and peel it, then use the egg slicer.  Finally, students could enjoy eating!  Also in practical life, students polished a glass bunny and colored Easter eggs. Additionally, East studied and explored reptiles in...
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Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, we’re back to focusing on Botany, and more specifically seeds!  Students are learning the parts of a seed, what their functions are, and the different types.  Coming up in May, they will be applying what they have learned by planting seeds in the garden. Our second year...
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