Toddler Exploration By Misty King   Exploring freely with purpose is the child’s work. Work, by definition is “to be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result”. The toddler classroom is set up for the ever-changing toddler to encourage development to the fullest potential.   Children take pride […]

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Thank you to all of our families for making this year successful! You have volunteered your time, energy, and resources to support Walnut Farm and our community throughout this year, Heather, Nicole and I cannot thank you enough! We hope you have a wonderful summer and for those who are moving onto new adventures, we […]

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End of the School Year Message from Primary

As we observe the afternoon work cycle and we often think about how fortunate we are to work with our current third-year students since they were three years old. How their concentration level has deepened, their vocabulary expanded, their large and fine motor skills improved, and lastly, and perhaps the most importantly, their awareness of […]

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Toddler End of Year News

Wow, it’s already the end of the school year. There has been so much growth in the Toddler community. The toddler who was once crying to come to the unknown now comes in with such self-confidence that he is ready to take on the day. Our older friends are mastering the skills needed to transition […]

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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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