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The students in Lower Elementary have definitely been busy bees already this year! The children have many academic responsibilities to complete throughout each week, but academics are not the only thing keeping the young learners busy.  As part of the Practical Life curriculum in Lower Elementary, each student has a classroom job. The classroom jobs/responsibilities...
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It amazes us how quickly time goes by.  Perhaps, it is because time flies when we’re having fun.  Or is it that time flies when we are busy, or both? This week has been a week of many new unit lessons.  Here is a list of the new work our students have been exploring:  In...
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To enhance our curriculum in the classroom, our students have Spanish, Music, Art and Physical Education weekly.  Spanish, Music and Art are all taking place in the classroom, and P.E. is outdoors, weather permitting, or in the Oberheu Room.  The Special Teachers block off an hour for each of the classrooms. Senora Clementina Whitaker is...
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    We began our week with International Day of Peace. Every student participated in making a pinwheel, which they wrote or drew what “peace” means to them. We discussed why this day was declared and participated in a school peace song. Our hope is to continue to spread peace throughout our world. This week we added to our word study...
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We have completed the fourth week of school already! The students in the Lower Classrooms have been hard at work and eager at learning new things. This week students were introduced to new writing mechanics lessons covering two of the punctuation marks, the question mark and the period. After the lessons, students had the opportunity...
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The lower elementary classrooms are quickly coming to some normalization.  Students are learning what their expectations are and making wise choices. They are becoming familiar with what activities they can do and working towards completing the expected work. Earlier this week we shared our Daily Schedule with all families and I’m sure you will agree that we...
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This week in our classroom, we introduced the miniature environment.  This material allows students to set up the environment and write sentences with the different parts of speech.  Younger students are focusing on shorter sentences using articles, adjectives, nouns and verbs.  They are also practicing sentence structure.  Older students focus on longer sentences adding prepositions...
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The weather outside hasn’t changed much with the chilly temperatures, but we have new units, in the classroom, that have changed! On the math shelf, we have added measurement work.  At their introductory lesson, younger students measured with non-standard units and were introduced to the ruler, which has inches and centimeters.  Older students, will be...
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Happy Montessori Education Week! This week was filled with school spirit and all about celebrating 40 remarkable years of MSBG. Throughout the week the school, parents, community, staff, and students were shown appreciation. The students and staff were able to participate in the spirit-filled week by wearing a special thing for each day from ruby...
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Welcome back from your 5 day weekend. Thank you for meeting with us for conferences. The students are always excited to know that we are sharing with you all the work that they have been doing. This week we have journeyed to a new continent on our Geography shelf. We are studying Europe. If you...
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