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This week brought lots of new lessons and work in the Early Childhood classrooms. Wood polishing was introduced in practical life. The East classroom also demonstrated a care of environment work of watering plants while the West classroom continued the use of water by pouring water from one to one. The East classroom also explored...
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  Enticing water work and exploration was a focus in Early Childhood this week.  The East classroom demonstrated pouring water 1-1, while West explored sponge squeezing.  These practical life skills build upon our dry pouring and squeezing lessons and prepare the children for future skills.  Also in Practical Life, East students worked with nuts and bolts and...
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  Happy Montessori Education Week! We kicked off this week with an all school assembly honoring Montessori education around the world as well as our school’s 40th Anniversary. The theme was “Happy Birthday” and we all enjoyed the daily, fun-filled festivities! The Early Childhood classrooms worked on a special art craft, decorating people craft sticks...
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Banana slicing was the new food preparation work this week in Practical Life!  Students could tong half bananas onto a tray and slice them independently using a banana slicer.  Of course, enjoying the banana slices came next.  Also on the Practical Life shelf, students explored grooming and twisting nuts and bolts.  The kindergarten students visited Lower Elementary this...
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    Love is in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day! We have been discussing how we care for one another in the classroom and how thankful we are for our kind and loving friendships in our community. Children have been preparing and decorating their bags for their valentines. In art they...
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Early Childhood explored new math units this week to learn about time and money.  Works in these units allow the children to grasp foundational concepts such as coin values, exchanging money, reading clocks, and matching times of the day.  We also extend these concepts into the writing and art shelves for a cross-curricular experience in these...
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Happy 100 days of school! The children enjoyed celebrating with their own 100 items that they brought in and counted! Be sure to check out the creativity on the display tables in the hallway. This week the Early Childhood classrooms prepared a new food preparation work; juicing an orange! They then poured the juice into...
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We began our week learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the peacemaker he was.  Children read stories about his life and we discussed what it means to “have a dream”.  Kindergarten students extended this concept during creative writing.  Another important holiday this week included the Chinese New Year.  Our students enjoyed a presentation from the Tam family,...
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  We began our week studying new science units. The East classroom explored and identified animals and their tracks. The West classroom discovered the difference between magnetic and non-magnetic while learning what a magnet is. In Practical Life, the students enjoyed pulling string cheese for a new food preparation work and then having the opportunity...
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  Happy New Year and welcome back!  The children were so happy to settle back into their work and routines in Early Childhood, and it feels wonderful!  We began our week reviewing how to safely walk in the classroom, and the procedure for choosing and unrolling/rugs to prepare for work.  We introduced new work at...
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