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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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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!! May the joy of love and peace surround you today and everyday!! Although this was a short work week, the students found time to work on the new work on the Word Study shelf.  Second and third year students will be exploring prefixes and suffixes.  They will have an opportunity to...
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Our newest Math unit is graphing.  Students will be exploring pictographs, bar graphs, and pie graphs.  Gathering, collecting, and interpreting numerical information is a necessary skill. Our Science unit for the month is on the Skeletal System.  Every person has a skeleton made up of many bones.  Did you know the adult human body has...
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For the past week students have been exploring the continent, Australia, on the Geography shelf. This week students from both Lower classrooms were presented even more information about Australia from Mr. Dave (Upper Elementary teacher). With this presentation students were able to learn about animals of Australia, the Australian flag, the people who founded Australia...
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Welcome back. We hope that you were all able to stay healthy and enjoy the extended weekend. The students are continuing to further their learning of Australia, Birds, Muscles and the Months of the Year for the culture units. During writers workshop time, each level is practicing writing mechanics. We will start our new writing...
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The students continue to work on the many new units that we presented last week upon our return.  We have added Dictionary Work to the language shelf which is a good followup to the Alphabetizing Unit.  Younger students are introduced to this resource book, while older students begin to look for words on their spelling...
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Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful winter break. Our students came back ready for new units and new work. We were busy giving lessons in all subjects. In geography, we’ve started our first continent study of Australia. Students are able to learn the names of the states and territories, the biomes,...
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