Kaitlan Sewell

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As we come closer to the end of the school year, excitement and anticipation begins to take over.  However, there is still work to be done in the classroom.  We presented two new culture units this week. Our new continent study in Geography is Asia.  Using the Montessori Puzzle maps, students can locate and draw different regions of...
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Students worked on anuran conservation, essay writing, and research projects on early hominids this week. A few of our students have been digging deep into algebra as we wrap up the school year. We also saw a few amazing homework project presentations! Remember that homework projects are due this Friday. In addition, 4th-years got to...
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We introduced one of our final culminating practical life lessons, Making Cinnamon Bread! This work integrates many of the practical life skills we have worked on all year, including measuring, transferring solids and liquids, pouring, stirring, and scooping; in addition to concentration, coordination, confidence, independence and order. In science we began studying birds, and in...
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As we come closer to the end of the school year, excitement and anticipation begins to take over.  However, there is still work to be done in the classroom.  We presented two new culture units this week. Our new continent study in Geography is Asia.  Using the Montessori Puzzle maps, students can locate and draw different regions of...
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Our new science unit was about life cycles. We explored the life cycle of plants, insects, amphibians, and chicks. In Practical life, we used a grater to grate soap and then a hand-whisk to whisk and make bubbles! We also made bubble prints for a fun art lesson by blowing through a straw to make...
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We began the week with the Kindergarten field trip to Wintergarden Park. This is a wonderful time exploring prairie and wooded trails and looking for tadpoles in the wetlands! Classroom work included butterfly symmetry dropper art and in practical life we added washing a baby doll geoboards.   On the movement shelf, we added using...
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The students have begun exploring with measurement on the Math Unit Shelf. They will be using standard and non-standard forms of measurement with length. They will use a balance scale to find the equivalent weight of mixed objects, as well as finding the weight of objects around the classroom in oz., lbs., kg., and g....
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April showers bring May flowers! This week, we learned about flower arranging and made a tulip flower artwork using paint and forks! We finished up a beautiful Mother’s day project and the children are excited to honor their special Mamas. More Practical Life lessons included using a strainer and transferring pins into a salt shaker....
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Our newest Math unit is graphing.  Younger students were given lessons on graphs, including the pictograph, bar graph, and the circle graph.  Older students were shown how to plot a coordinate. Activities on the shelf will allow them to explore this concept further. For our Science Unit, we will be discussing recycling and some ways...
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The month of April has quickly come to an end and May is in full swing! The lower elementary teachers and students have been hard at work in preparation for this final month of the school year. This week students have continued learning about the midwestern/central states in the U.S.A. On the Geography shelf, first...
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