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Primary B NL March 6

Spring is here in NW Arkansas. Unsure of what happened to winter, but being able to get outside and play for most of it was fantastic. The children are riding the spring wave as well. This time of year in a primary Montessori classroom we really begin to notice the growth and development of the […]

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March NL 14

Our classroom is buzzing with spring fever, and we are enjoying every minute of this beautiful weather! We have been learning more about weather, and each child will have the chance to be meteorologist for a day this semester. We have had the opportunity to go out as a class to see a show at […]

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Message from Head of School December 2016

Walnut Farm families, Season’s Greetings! WFMS students have experienced an incredible fall semester. Before we say good-bye for the winter break, I’d love to highlight some notable experiences and accomplishments this semester from around our campus. After normalization ends (6-8 weeks after the start of school), our classrooms experience what Maria Montessori explained the “happy […]

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the tendencies of humans

The Tendencies of Humans

Throughout history, humans have relied on their ingenuity and adaptability for survival. Regardless of race, country, or culture, people follow similar patterns of exploration, inventiveness, and creativity. After years of careful observation, Maria Montessori was able to identify eleven important tendencies that compel human beings to construct and refine the world around them. What do […]

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toddler working at WFMS

December 2016 – Toddler Article

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy” (Montessori).  There is a sense of peace and inner discipline amongst the toddlers right now. They are comfortable in their environment and have been working hard. We must not interrupt a concentrating child. Though this can be hard, it […]

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Maps in Primary

December 2016 – Primary Article

The holiday season has begun, but the primary children are keeping themselves busy with work! Since the beginning of the school year, they have developed greater levels of concentration, learned to work more independently, and gained skills to resolve conflicts with their peers in peaceful manners. Students are independently choosing the lessons they have been […]

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Lower Elementary Students | WFMS

The Great Lessons in the Montessori Lower Elementary

During the first weeks of school and throughout the year, the lower elementary children participate in what Montessori called, The Great Lessons.  These lessons catapult the students into various studies in our cultural curriculum.  Though we repeat these lessons each year, as your child progresses in age, so does the depth of their understanding and […]

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Toddler Program | Walnut Farm


Normalization occurs when the children’s unconscious energies are allowed to develop freely without obstacles. In approximately six to eight weeks, the children will be able to work in their environment free of deviations, such as missing home or feeling unsure in a new environment with a different routine. When this occurs, their minds and bodies […]

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