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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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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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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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Our classroom is buzzing with spring fever, and we are enjoying every minute of this beautiful weather! We have been learning more about weather, and each child will have the chance to be meteorologist for a day this semester. We have had the opportunity to go out as a class to see a show at […]

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The Great Lessons in the Montessori Lower Elementary

During the first weeks of school and throughout the year, the lower elementary children participate in what Montessori called, The Great Lessons.  These lessons catapult the students into various studies in our cultural curriculum.  Though we repeat these lessons each year, as your child progresses in age, so does the depth of their understanding and […]

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