Tag Archives: COVID-19 Protocols

November 27, 2022 • Weekly Update

The Week of the Feast in the Elementary North Loft The week of the Feast is always one filled with traditions, some old and some new! In addition to feverishly preparing decorations and placemats, the children spent 3 days cooking.  As a joint venture, Dayle, Eric, and Joe shared dishes between our classes. In the […]

November 13, 2022 • Weekly Update

Conference Days and Thank You Parents! Thank you for taking time to meet with your child’s teacher during conference days. This is a special time for our teachers to learn more about the children and families in their classrooms. It seemed like a return to normal – teachers gathering in the library for early morning […]

October 16, 2022 • Weekly Updates

A Glimpse in the Toddler Mideast It has been a busy fall semester in our toddler community. The children have whole-heartedly taken to the many opportunities to care for their environment.  Newer children are exploring works that promote practicing of skills, really drawn to all water works or wanting to emulate what they see older […]

October 11, 2022 • Weekly Update

Pumpkin Hunts and Halloween Each of our primary communities participates in either a pumpkin patch field trip or a pumpkin hunt at the school during the month of October. At the end of the month, to celebrate Halloween, our elementary students come dressed to school as someone from children’s literature, or history and then parade through […]

September 25, 2022 • Weekly Update

“ … with a little help from my friends” In making a list of the characteristics that set a Montessori classroom apart from a traditional learning environment, one has a wealth of examples to choose from. The hierarchical coloring of the math materials, for example; the number 10 will forever be blue in my mind. […]

September 18, 2022 • Weekly Update

A Glimpse into the Primary Lower West Community “The all day Montessori classroom is a consistent environment where the children remain in the same environment all day long. This insures the least amount of externally imposed transitions on the child and the natural flow of the day is respected.” The child goes from one work […]

September 12, 2022 • Weekly Update

Grace and Courtesy in the Primary Lower Far West Autumnal weather brings hopes for the 2022-23 school year, but it also brings intense allergies and lingering colds.  Snotty noses and crusty cheeks, itchy eyes and great big sneezes abound.  In the Primary classroom, this creates purposeful and relevant learning opportunities. Grace & Courtesy lessons are […]