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Happy last day of school! This year has been a whirlwind of shared experiences. It feels like just last week we were at Camp Wilson or cooking for Brown Bag. Then we were hatching 50 quail eggs, and now we have ten new classroom pets in our room. Remember in December when Nora, Ella, and...
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Students worked on anuran conservation, essay writing, and research projects on early hominids this week. A few of our students have been digging deep into algebra as we wrap up the school year. We also saw a few amazing homework project presentations! Remember that homework projects are due this Friday. In addition, 4th-years got to...
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I hope everyone is soaking up the sunshine! Students have been enjoying working outside this week. Our tadpoles have started growing their back legs. It’s really exciting to watch metamorphosis firsthand. This week, we learned about frogs’ skin permeability and its connection to ecosystem health. In biology, students learned about the digestive system and created their...
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We had a great week with grandparents visiting! Meeting so many special people in your child’s life was so nice. We also had Kiki, the Middle School ferret, visit us this week as Middle Schoolers went to Kentucky to visit the Ohio Caverns. Next Wednesday, The Cocoon Women’s Shelter will be coming to Upper to give...
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Miss Sam is back from maternity leave! The kids, as were the teachers, were very excited to see her again. Last week, BGSU students in the Environmental Studies Department came to teach the class adaptation, nature, and botany lessons. Students learned about native plants and made seed bombs; they learned about birds and pretended to...
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Our tadpoles arrived! We are excited to learn about their environment, ecosystem, metamorphosis, and how to care for them. We had been expecting African Clawed frogs to arrive, but in the spirit of keeping things exciting in Upper, we received American Toads! It’s not what we had planned for, but it will be a fun...
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It’s hard to believe next week is spring break! Students will be off school from April 1-8 (Monday- Monday). Monday, April 8th, is the solar eclipse! Students received a lesson, books, and eclipse glasses this week to prepare for the phenomenon. This week, we pretended to be Paleoartists and reconstructed early hominids from skull pictures....
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So many activities have happened in Upper since we last touched base! We had our Literature Circle sleepover; we had Pi Day (two students memorized over 100 digits of Pi!!!); we made leprechaun traps for St. Patrick’s Day and had a Leprechaun visit over the weekend; we had move-up day for 6th and 3rd years, and we had...
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Students had a wonderful time at the sleepover this week! Thank you so much for your donations. We will be celebrating Pi Day next week on March 14th! It is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π  (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (the 3rd month) since 3, 1, and 4 are...
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Students enjoyed working outside yesterday while wearing their funky Montessori Ed Week outfits! They have also enjoyed our new Science unit on circuits! Students have made interesting lie detectors, noise makers, and recording devices. Your children have also been working diligently on their informational writing. We have children working on everything from teen activists to...
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