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As of this school year, I’m a new Montessori student. This school is the best school ever! The staff and the students are very welcoming. The teachers are very understanding. I’ve never been to a school that’s this drama free. The education is taught in such an amazing way. There are materials for everything! This...
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Our classrooms are learning about space, science, botany, and grammar. We started to sit at a table to do our mad minutes instead of doing it at the circle. Then after that we go to the circle and do morning meeting. That is where we say good morning do the pledge of allegiance and ask...
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Hello and welcome back to the bloog! Oops, I mean blog. Whatever. Anyway, I hope everybody has had a good week and is ready for the weekend. So settle down and read the bloog! Blog. This week in history: Sugar trees found in Canada. Great Britain miners go on strike. Four Amish kid-wait, was I...
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This Tuesday we went to the planetarium  to see the life cycle of a star. We also learned about constellations. We learned about Orion, the Horse Head nebula, and the star Sirius. The life cycle of a star is: a nebula, then a main sequence star, then a red giant, then a planetary nebula,  then...
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Hello, and welcome to this week’s newsletter! This week was cut short, thanks to conferences, but we still had history, astronomy, and all the other specials we normally have on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. In history, we had a large town meeting with both classes, and we argued for and against King George the Ⅲ....
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  In history we are planning a “Town Meeting” to decide if the colonists should go to war with Great Britain.  Some kids are role playing famous Patriots, some are neutral and some are Loyalist. Next week we will gather both classes together to debate. Both sides will present and try to convince the neutrals...
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This week we did focus groups (research based on student selected interests) and everybody was focused on reading about their topic. We also had a science lesson. It was all about the life cycle of a star. We have also been learning about the first person killed  in the Boston Massacre and all the events...
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Last week we took a field trip to the library. We got books for our new focus groups. We Also watched the mayor give a speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony in the library atrium. In P.E.A.C.E   P.A.L.s  we had a lesson on  clean water and how we can keep the water clean....
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Hello adults of Montessori, and welcome to today’s blog! This week has been very exciting for so many reasons. Monday was pretty chill, with only lessons and specials. Not really any big lessons. But on Tuesday, we had a history lesson where everyone got to be a person involved in the triangle trade. The people...
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Welcome To This Week’s Blog By Isaac Orth This week it is officially 2020. A lot of things have changed this week in Upper Elementary West. First of all, focus groups are now over (our work is outside in the hallway). We will be going back to focus groups on Friday, January 10. Also, we...
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