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We hope you all had a wonderful and restful break. The students have shared many stories about spending time with family and friends and were ready to come back to share. We are continuing to study The Fundamental Needs of Humans on our history shelf and the biomes on our geography shelf. We continue our...
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I In zoology, we have introduced our second group of vertebrate animals, Amphibians.  We invited Goliath the Frog from the Upper West classroom to visit for our initial lesson.  He is an African Clawed Frog.  Within this unit, students can learn facts about the parts of the frog, the life cycle of amphibians, and the...
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Prior to this week students learned about the angle and the parts of the angle. To expand on the topic of the angle, students this week had a geometry lesson introducing the five principle angles. Students learned about acute, obtuse, whole, straight, and right angles. After being given this lesson, children were able to form...
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This week we are exploring new culture units. The 3rd year are taking a closer look at The United States with the Pin Map. The Geography shelf is introducing the cardinal directions, using a compass rose and reading a map. Our new unit on the History shelf offers work that breaks down the fundamental needs...
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We would like to extend our gratitude for all of you who took the time to meet with us last week.  It is very important to make sure we communicate and share information about your children.  Your child’s progress report is now available on My BackPack if you need to access it. New work this...
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The cool fall weather has us running on a carpet of leaves on the playground.  This has prompted us, as teachers, to organize and prepare our Leaf Unit for our students.  The leaf nomenclature teaches the children the parts of the leaf, including the margin, blade, and petiole.  Identification of different leaves in our area...
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Over the past couple weeks, the students have been discovering different ocean life on the zoology shelf in the classroom. Starting this week, the students will start exploring a specific ocean creature, fish. Within the fish unit, students will be able to learn about the parts of fish. This will include the many fins fish...
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We have added a new unit to the Math shelf. The children are expanding numbers. They are expanding numbers from the tens all the way up to millions and beyond. We continue to work on greater then or less then, as well as reading number sentences. We are encouraging them to practice their facts at...
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In the lower elementary we began the study of grammar with the study of the function of words.  This means that students will learn the role of each word and how they are put together in speech.  Dr. Montessori believed that children of this age are interested in grammar, and as they learn the parts...
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Miss Liz presented The Second Great Lesson-How Life Began on Earth a few weeks ago.  This story has prompted our new History Unit on the Timeline of Life.  Students will be studying fossils and locating what Era and Period in which each fossil was found.  They will also be learning about the different geological time...
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