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Each week the third year students receive a new lesson in Imaginary Island. So far this year, they have learned about advanced land/water forms, physical/political maps, and area & perimeter. In the upcoming weeks, they will be presented with lessons that include: how to use an Atlas, longitude and latitude, how to use an Encyclopedia,...
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Welcome to 2021! We hope you all enjoyed the break as much as we did. The students came back refreshed and excited to see each other. We have changed many of our culture shelf units and the children are excited. We are studying birds for Zoology, Biomes for Geography, Circulatory and Respiratory Systems for Science and...
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Though the Winter holidays are quickly approaching, the students in both Lower Elementary classrooms have continued working hard. The children have been exploring many of the new units out on the shelves. Many of the new works consist of dinosaur research for History, verb baskets for Grammar, and new leaf work for Botany. The children...
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We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Students came back ready to work!  In math, they continue to solve word problems.  Word problems (or story problems) allow students to apply what they’ve learned in addition, subtraction or multiplication to real-world situations.  Word problems build higher-order thinking, critical problem-solving, and reasoning skills. Third year started Imaginary...
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“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” -Dr. Maria Montessori We have adjusted and are working in peace with our new cohorted communities. There is a constant “work hum” throughout the classroom and the children are thriving. As teachers, this puts...
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  This week in the Lower Elementary classrooms a couple new units were introduced to the students. One of the units is for Word Study. The children have completed the syllables work and are now moving onto more writing mechanic activities.  Previously in writing mechanics students reviewed the period and the question mark. This week,...
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We would like to extend our gratitude for all of you who took the time to virtually 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 available on My BackPack if you still need to access it. Our History...
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We look forward to meeting with all our parents this week for parent-teacher conferences.  We feel that our students do best when our parents are involved, and we all work together to help the children succeed.  This is a great opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, share your child’s strengths and needs, and their social...
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Fall is here. With the weather change and the attempt to get the students outside as much as possible, please check on the weather every morning before school. In the past years, families have found it helpful to keep a pair of waterproof boots at school throughout the week for recess and P.E. We will...
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