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  This week in Upper West, many of the 4th and 5th grade students worked on fractions, while some, along with the 6th grade students worked on decimals. Unique to Montessori are the fractions circles and insets, which offer concrete ways to find equivalences, add/subtract/multiply/divide, reduce, and many other fraction concepts before they are done...
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This week was Montessori Education week. On Monday morning the teachers line danced in the Oberheu room. Also, our agendas changed. You get to write down what you want to do on the lines instead of choosing from a list. For Moving Up Day, the 3rd grade came to our class and sat with some...
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     On Monday all of the 3rd-6th years went to the Performing Arts Center at the Bowling Green Middle School. There we met Tony Diterlizzi. He talked about his book, “Kenny and the Dragon”. On Tuesday the students were notified that next week would be Montessori Education Week. We were all excited, especially since...
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With the short week, our main focus was preparing for our student-led conferences on Thursday and Friday, finishing our literary essays, as well as having our classroom party.  Next week, the 4th and 5th year students will begin a writing workshop centered on poetry. Looking forward to seeing you all at conferences.
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Today in this blog we’ll be talking about what the 4th, 5th, and 6th year students are doing this week.  The 4th, 5th, and 6th year students have been hard at work doing their math, language, and culture.  They have been also working very hard on their science and history. The 6th year students have...
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This week we celebrated the 100th day of school by giving the students an opportunity to work on various 100th day activities.  For example, the students could write about what they would do with $100.  They could write about what the world was like 100 years ago.  There were also several 100th day crafts as...
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Geometry This week, we did collaborative science, collaborative history, and literature essays. In collaborative science, we have been studying magnets. This  week we learned about invisible gears. In collaborative history this week we are working on kings, nobles, knights, and peasants. In writers workshop we are doing flash drafting. -Allison Also, the geometry lessons continue...
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Heraldry and Magnetic Poles This week we got a new history lesson. We learned about Medieval Heraldry, the coat of arms. The coat of arms are the symbols knights placed on their shield. Then we got in to our groups and started our kingdom’s coat of arms. We also got our science lesson on magnets....
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Back from Break This week we worked on collaborative science, Medieval Europe, and writing. For collaborative science we worked on magnets. We got in groups of two and explored different items. We had to figure out if they were magnetic or nonmagnetic, and what about each item’s composition made it magnetic. When we explored the...
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