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,…

From the Board

Dear FVMS community: At our recent meeting, the board of directors received and then approved the last steps of the legal process of acquiring the parcel of land behind the playground that we have been working to acquire for the last few years.  This land had been owned and maintained by the homeowner’s association of…

From the Desk of Denise

October has been a very eventful month here at FVMS. Thank you to everyone who participated in all of our October fundraisers. Our for Small Hands, Holiday Plants, Children’s Resale, SCRIP and Colonial Cafe events were all profitable and fun for everyone! We all appreciate you supporting our school. Thank you to Jan DuRall and…

Upper Elementary News

  The Upper Elementary classroom has enjoyed a very productive start of a new school year. The students are all adjusting well to the rhythm of the classroom. We have been busy covering many of our beginning of the year favorites such as Maria Montessori’s great lesson presentations: the Coming of the Universe, the Archeozoic…

Maple News

Hello, families!   Children are formally instructed in social skills they will use throughout their lives, for example, saying “please” and “thank you,” interrupting conversations politely, requesting rather than demanding assistance, and greeting guests warmly.     As most of the children are here for lunch each day, they have been able to set their…

Magnolia News

The children have settled into the routine of the class and they are choosing their work independently now. Some of the favorites are table scrubbing, parts of the horse, handwriting, and sounds. As the children continue their work on social skills, they are forming relationships with their friends and discovering their similarities. The children are…