Lower Elementary North

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      We cannot believe the school year is almost over! We still have a couple of special activities planned before we say goodbye to our friends for the summer. Here are the plans for the last days of school. Monday, June 3, 2019 – Island Day *Third Year students will present their Imaginary...
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Another school year is quickly coming to an end.  We have put out our final units of study in all areas.  Students have found enjoyment in reading riddles to each other with the Zoology Animal Stories and the Botany Plant Stories.  They have amazed us with how knowledgeable they are with the Math Graphing Unit...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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