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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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  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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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...
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Our students were “Wild about Montessori” this week! It was exciting to see so many celebrating 112 years of Montessori Education with us. We had special events planned for the week long observance. We wore our pajamas, MSBG attire, a wild hat and western bandanna, a community shirt and dressed like a cowboy or cowgirl....
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“We’re moving on up to the east side.”  This week is Moving Up Days at MSBG.  The Kindergartners and Third Year  students have the opportunity to “move up” and visit the next level.   These students will shadow someone in the class they are visiting and experience what it is like in that classroom.  The student...
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There are many life skills elementary students need to learn.  One that is very important to learn about is money.  This week we introduced our money unit.  According to the Ohio State Standards, first year students need to be able to identify coins by name and value.  Second and third year students need to be...
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We have just celebrated the 100th day of school, so that means we are half way through another year of learning.  As Montessori teachers we prepare our environment for the students and observe what choices they are making and where they may need guidance.  We are pleasantly pleased with the growth that our students have...
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