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Upper Elementary News

February has been a busy month for the class filled with many challenging projects. We continued our Earth Science lessons with the study of crystals. The students learned how to make a supersaturated solution using a variety of solutes including; borax, Epsom salts, alum, rock salt, baker’s sugar, and baking soda. As part of this…

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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…

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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…

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Toddler News

The older toddlers already know their daily routine. They are working on their leadership skills as they work and share with their smaller friends. They also are great helpers in our community. Our new children in the classroom have become more comfortable in their new environment. They are demonstrating independent skills and taking care of…

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Toddler Classroom News

Happy Spring! The season  is officially here, but the weather isn’t quite in tune with it yet. We will still get to go outside when we can. Please continue to send appropriate outside clothes for your child. To welcome spring we planted sunflower seeds. Hopefully, we’ll see some sprouts coming soon. The caterpillars arrived to…

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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,…

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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…

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