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We celebrated the first day of Spring this week with food preparation, making dirt pudding!  Students began with using a mortar and pestle to crush Oreo cookies for the “dirt”.  A few days later we prepared chocolate pudding then used our practical life skills of spooning, scooping, and tonging to create the treat. The East...
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We celebrated the first day of Spring this week with food preparation, making dirt pudding!  Students began with using a mortar and pestle to crush Oreo cookies for the “dirt”.  A few days later we prepared chocolate pudding then used our practical life skills of spooning, scooping, and tonging to create the treat. The East...
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  This week in Upper West, many of the 4th and 5th grade students worked on fractions, while some, along with the 6th grade students worked on decimals. Unique to Montessori are the fractions circles and insets, which offer concrete ways to find equivalences, add/subtract/multiply/divide, reduce, and many other fraction concepts before they are done...
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This week we have started learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion. We learned about how a body at rest stays at rest and a body at motion stays in motion unless acted on by another force. We explored and tested this by completing a lab where we pulled out a sheet of paper from under...
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Busy, busy bees accurately describes our toddlers! Our toddler classroom is a “buzz” with art, practical life, sensorial and many other activities related to building independence! In the pictures you can see Jameson folding cloths and Alistair washing the windows! Kenley is using the straining work. Care of the environment is an important component to...
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  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...
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This week’s highlights included: -A visit from a Symphony -Studying Monera (bacteria) -Using a sewing machine to make finishing touches to the Gala Quilt
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Welcome warmer weather! Our toddlers are anxious to get back outside and explore changes in our garden and nature trail. In the garden we noticed a few tufts of green peeking through the soil. We found green shoots coming up under the leaves and dirt! Lately we have been able to walk along the nature...
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The middle schoolers have just begun their fourth cycle, Forces of Change. We will learn about scientific forces, types of energy and Newton’s laws for our science unit, which we started on Tuesday. Our first lesson was a review of kinetic and potential energy, and we talked about different types of potential energy, such as...
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