Lower Elementary

By: Sally Davis Greetings from WFMS Lower Elementary! We have had a wonderful year of growth, learning, and collaboration. This semester we have faced challenges. Who can forget the winter ice storms and quarantines? We have emerged to know ourselves better through the hurdles and are grateful for the opportunity to learn and pivot when […]

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Primary Article

By: Dale Keppler Summer is fast approaching and the school year is coming to a close. It has been a beautiful year, yet with many challenges that led to classroom or school closures. If there is one thing we’ve learned from those, it is that consistency is an important part of a developing child’s day. […]

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Toddler Article

By Kendyll Murray and Whitney Kimbro It has been so rewarding to witness the growth that took place this school year. We have observed an increase in concentration and independence! The toddler’s physical, language, social and emotional growth have flourished, and friendships have been formed that will last throughout the years at Walnut Farm. Spending […]

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Wrapping Up the Year and Placing a Ribbon on It

By Lynette Goss, Head of School The 2021-2022 school year provided many challenges, changes and learning!  Looking back, I can confidently say that we did our best in the situations we were handed, and I learned a lot!  Even with the challenges to solve with COVID and weather, your amazing children remained resilient, inquisitive, caring […]

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Combating Math Anxiety with Manipulatives

During my traditional teacher training, I attended a math concepts class for teachers, and it was an eye-opening experience. Near the beginning of the semester, I paused to listen to conversations and to watch the reactions of fellow classmates only to discover that this class seemed more like a psychological experiment than math class. We […]

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Steps to Reading

As teachers we get asked many times “when will my child read?” and there is no right answer to that question. The truth is, reading is a lot more than memorizing symbols. Here is where the science behind the genius in Montessori shows its colors. There are many, and I mean many, things a child […]

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Language Development in the Toddler

All children have an internal drive to develop language. Maria Montessori observed that the child rapidly acquires language from birth until six years of age without ever being taught. She believed that children from birth until three unconsciously take in their environment and shape themselves from any information and stimulation they encounter. Young children learn language […]

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Peaceful Conflict Resolution In Montessori Classrooms and Walnut Farm

“If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. “ -Maria Montessori Peaceful conflict resolution or Peace Talks are an integral part of your child’s Montessori education.  Maria Montessori wrote and spoke about peace education throughout her life.  Through her implementation of […]

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September 2021 Elementary Newsletter Article

Greetings Walnut Farm Community! It is my pleasure to give you a glimpse of what WFMS Lower Elementary has been up to so far this school year. We are still in the process of “Normalization” and are working out the kinks in our routines, but generally things are headed in the direction we were planning. […]

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