Lower Elementary North

By

Even though we are nearing the end of the school year, it’s important that our students continue to practice their math facts. For the past few weeks, students have been partnering up and playing the game “war.” This game is played with a deck of cards (minus the face cards). Each person turns one card...
Read More
Looking ahead to the coming days, we may feel overwhelmed but when we look around the classroom, we are grateful for normalization and peacefulness.  Our review in Math and Language has kept the students busy and on task as expected.  In Math, all students continue to review the processes they learned this year with new...
Read More
On the math unit shelf, we are exploring fractions.  Students are discovering that a fraction is part of a whole. With the materials, they are able to see equivalencies, add and subtract fractions with like denominators and do story problems with fractions. Our fraction materials help the concepts become more concrete. In Zoology, we’ve concluded...
Read More
This Sunday, MSBG will be celebrating Earth Day on our school grounds.  At the Earth Day Celebration there will be activities that will teach us about the environment and what we can do to take care of the Earth. The Earth is our home and what unifies mankind.  In the classroom we study the Earth...
Read More
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...
Read More
There are a couple exciting events going on in the school this week.  The Scholastic Book Fair, Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12, is a spring event that is always a huge success.  It is a good time to buy books to fill Easter Baskets, or for spring and summer reading nights.   The Prime...
Read More
The movable alphabet is a key part of the Montessori Language Curriculum. It comes in a small wooden box that includes red consonant letters and blue vowel letters. In lower elementary, this material is most often used for spelling. Students will lay out their spelling cards, sound out each word, and spell it using the...
Read More
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,...
Read More
  Even though it was a short week, it was a busy week with new lessons in math, geography, and zoology. Our math unit lesson was on measurement. According to Ohio’s Learning Standards, first year students must learn to measure length with non-standard (i.e. paper clips) and standard units (i.e. ruler). The second year students...
Read More
Welcome back from Spring Break!  We hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable week.  It was good timing, given that we had a spread of sickness going through the classroom.  Some of the students shared that they were sick during the break and we’re grateful they had time to recover fully.  With warmer weather around...
Read More
1 2