Upper Elementary

It is hard to believe that the winter holiday season is upon us and that we have already completed a third of a very productive and exciting school year! The UE students started the month of November with the first student-led conferences of the school year. Everyone worked very hard to prepare for the meetings…

Lower Elementary

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that December is already upon us. We have been busy working on our upcoming winter play. This year the children are performing their version of A Bug’s’ Play. Our winter performance is scheduled for Wednesday, December 20.   Civic Duty: On November 4th the children learned about the…

Magnolia Classroom

Thank you for joining us for the feast. It was truly important to your children. They worked creatively on their centerpieces and enjoyed preparing the tablecloths with them. I hope your Thanksgiving at home was filled with family and fun. The children were discovering what they were thankful for and the lists included: Mom, Dad,…

Maple Classroom

Due to a generous donation of pumpkins from the Chan family, we were able to explore pumpkins after learning about their parts and life cycles. We learned about them through cleaning, weighing, rolling, and comparing them. They ranged from 1 lb to 22 lbs! The most exciting part of our exploration was checking the buoyancy…

Toddler Classroom

Thank you to all of the Toddler Parents for taking the time to come in and talk to us during conferences. We love talking about all the things your child is accomplishing in our classroom. Also, it is very insightful to compare how your child is doing at home and in school.  Open communication and…

Upper Elementary Classroom

October ushered another wonderfully active month into the Upper Elementary classroom. We started the month with a field trip to Morton Arboretum where the class participated in a study of a Woodland ecosystem and a Prairie ecosystem. The students used scientific field tools and their knowledge of biotic and abiotic factors to collect data from…

The Maple Classroom

As we are into the season of Fall, the natural world is amidst some of the most obvious changes within the yearly cycle. For children, this means the excitement of leaves, the observations of changing animal activity, and noticeable weather differences. In a Montessori classroom, we include experiences with nature as often as we can…

Toddler Classroom

Fall has finally arrived and our toddlers are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, and feeling the breeze. Along with Fall, pumpkins have also arrived in our classroom. Our toddlers are very busy with several different pumpkin works around the classroom. Our toddlers are learning how to work with one another, work alone,…