Mindful Communication with Primary Students By Azusa Crawford, Head Teacher, Primary A   On the staff’s first day back at school for 2019, Walnut Farm staff had a wonderful opportunity to work on Mindful Communication with the 2019 American Montessori Society Living Legacy recipient, Marta Donahoe. What an inspiring and appropriate start of the New […]

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Children and Media Time By Lynette Goss Children and the effects of media time is a hot topic these days.  Plenty of opinion, commercialism and actual scientific research are all over the internet. There are tablets being offered to many schools’ kindergarteners, numerous applications for tablets taunting their educational benefits, and even applications that claim […]

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A Message from the Spanish Teacher By Perla Delgado   We always hear that a child’s mind is like a sponge, and Maria Montessori often referred to young children as having “Absorbent Minds.” On a basic level, language is all about distinguishing between different sounds. Children pick up on language by simply being exposed to […]

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Montessori and Home-School Connections By Heather Gray   A few weeks into the new school year, we had a Parent Education Night at Walnut Farm.  The focus of the evening was “Cultivating a Montessori Mindset at Home” and teachers and parents gathered and brainstormed with about how to meaningfully set up the home in a […]

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Practical Life in the Elementary Classroom By Mary Donovan   In the Elementary years, the child’s academic learning increases.  Geometry, Physics, Biology, Grammar and Algebra are only a few of the subjects that children begin to explore.  All of these lessons are important for children as they grow and learn but perhaps one of the […]

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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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