Here we are, October already!  The children are working and learning as they near the final stages of the normalization process.  Coming to school every day is becoming routine, and the children have reconnected with old friends while making new ones. Not only have the children been working hard, so have the teachers, staff, administrators […]

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I’m sure you have heard the phrase “terrible two’s”.  Are two year olds really terrible? No, they are just so new to the earth and need some guidance. In fact, we really do not like that phrase.  Toddler years can be a difficult time (for adults too), but it is also such a rewarding few […]

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MONTESSORI IN THE HOME “We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active.” We teach children to be independent and give them lots of freedom at school. Here are some ways to […]

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The Montessori children in the elementary environment are beginning to find their independence.  We, as the adults, are there to foster this independence.  Children need freedom and discipline in order to be independent.  These two ideas are intertwined because to truly have one, you must have the other.  Freedom does not necessarily mean that the […]

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Dear Walnut Farm families, We are moments away from concluding another incredible school year at Walnut Farm Montessori! The students and staff have worked diligently and raced across the finish line this year.  In each classroom, students have experienced remarkable growth and have enjoyed the learning process along the way. It is amazing to witness […]

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Parent Association – May 2017 May 2017 IMPORTANT DATES Fall 2017 August 25 Box Tops Due September 16 School Improvement Day October 7 Fall Family Day Festival December 9 Bentonville Christmas Parade Thank you to everyone who contributed to Walnut Farm Montessori School’s Parent Association throughout the 2016/2017 school year.  We truly cannot do this […]

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One of the formative experiences of my early twenties was taking the Dale Carnegie Course in Public Speaking and Human Relations. Each class we focused on a tenet of Carnegie’s philosophy, one of which is to give sincere, honest appreciation. But giving honest and sincere appreciation can be a difficult skill to master. Some compliments […]

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Dear Families, What a great year we had!  We can’t believe that it’s already almost over.  Your children have grown so much since the beginning of the school year.  The older children have developed the skills needed to prepare them for primary, and the younger children are developing the skills needed to become independent and […]

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Primary A As I look back at this school year, it amazes me how much the children have grown in teamwork, independence, and concentration. The older children became leaders and took their responsibility as role models actively, and the younger children learned how to seek for help and guidance not only from adults, but from […]

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Summer Ideas From Lower Elementary The children have been busy with reports this month in Elementary!  They wrapped up their weather research with group reports on severe weather, and they completed reports on countries and animals of Asia.  On May 5, the children enjoyed watching “The Painted Garden” at Walton Arts Center and enjoyed lunch […]

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