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NOTES ON HOMEWORK IN THE MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM By Walnut Farm Elementary Teacher Mary Donovan I can’t believe we are already beginning the new semester! The first semester was filled with so much growth and happiness. I begin 2018 grateful for the Walnut Farm Community and for the authentic Montessori environment that we have at […]

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Tips for a Timely and Pleasant Morning Routine By Lynette Goss Walnut Farm Curriculum Specialist Mornings can be a challenge! All parents have been there- from refusals to get out of bed to your child taking forever to find their shoes. Some days it is just not possible to get out the door on time. […]

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LEARNING OUTCOMES IN A MONTESSORI CLASSSROOM On January 25, the Walnut Farm Montessori teachers and staff hosted a Parent Education Meeting on The Learning Outcomes in a Montessori Classroom. We also shared a slide show of children working in our own Montessori classroom environments, evidencing the ways in which these outcomes are visible each day […]

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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN THE TODDLER CLASSROOM By The Walnut Farm Toddler Teachers One of the beautiful aspects of guiding children is witnessing language development. There are many opportunities for this in the Montessori environment. We are always amazed when second semester comes along and children that were only saying a few words at the beginning […]

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AN INTRODUCTION FROM HEATHER GRAY, HEAD OF SCHOOL It is a great pleasure to be joining the Walnut Farm Staff full time this semester as Head of School. I am grateful to the Walnut Farm Board of Directors, as well as the amazing faculty and staff of Walnut Farm for offering me the opportunity to […]

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH IN 2018 By the Walnut Farm Primary Teachers Happy New Year Walnut Farm Community! 2017 is now behind us and the new year lays before us holding new opportunities for growth. The new year always inspires change. We often tend to try to change something about ourselves: behaviors, our bodies, our bad […]

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Elementary Physical Education Physical education plays a significant role in educating the whole student. This year the Walnut Farm physical education program continues to provide students with opportunities to learn motor skills, develop fitness, and gain understanding about the importance of physical activity through such as team building games, and yoga. Students are being provided […]

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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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