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Students continue their study of graphing by using the coordinate plane to find the area of figures that have an irregular shape. Folklore states that  Rene Descartes developed the idea of a coordinate plane while lying in bed one morning. There was a fly on the ceiling and he wondered how he could describe to...
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In the upper elementary class the students spend recess time out in the woods on our property at The Montessori School of Bowling Green. Since the school closed this has not been possible. Miss Deb has tried to continue the “Woods Wednesday” experience by posting videos and pictures in the online classroom. Topics of this...
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Students have been honing their essay writing skills. They had three lessons on the topics of  how to write an introduction, how to write a conclusion, and how to write a body paragraph. They will put these skills to work as they craft a five paragraph essay that will be due in two weeks. Graphing...
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“I was born in Delaware, but my gallery is in Fremont. Though many people use my middle initial when talking about me, my middle name is not common. Ulysses S. Grant was my predecessor. Who am I?” This riddle and others are being developed by the students while they prepare for their presentations on famous...
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Does a marble dropped from a higher height make a bigger crater in a pool of flour? Exciting projects are happening on kitchen counters everywhere as students explore the scientific method in their homes. One student is observing which evaporates more quickly, salt water or fresh water. Another is creating a rain cloud in a...
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       Week four of online learning and the students and teachers are settling into a routine. Lessons are designed and delivered to small groups, the whole group and individuals.  Tools such as Google Classroom, Meet, and Khan Academy have made it possible for us to keep delivering an individualized program.       ...
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Online learning is up and running smoothly. Students started with some simple reading, math, and writing assignments for the first week and are now receiving lessons in math, language, science, history, music, practical life/peace, enrichment activities, PE, and Art. We have set up an account at Google Classroom where students see video lessons, receive work,...
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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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