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We got some snow and the children really enjoyed playing outside. We strongly encourage each child to dress for the weather. We will go outside if the temperature is above 15 degrees. Please help your child to remember snow pants, boots, gloves and to wear socks. In the classroom we have added a new part...
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We cannot believe that the school year is already half way through! The students are continuing to learn new things every day and remain working hard in the classroom. This week the students were introduced to a couple of new units. For Word Study, students are practicing putting words in alphabetical order and received a...
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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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