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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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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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Holidays, Holy Days, and Family Traditions

Greetings WFMS Families! We are in our 4th full week of school as I write these words to you. Though some children have been ill, especially those new to school or re-entering after a long time, we have not had a COVID-19 case to report. Routines are beginning to fall in place and transitions are […]

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The Closing of a Most Unusual Year

When I first stepped into this role almost a year ago, the tasks were large and filled with many unknowns.  It was not just because this position was a new experience for me, but also because of the unknowns facing our school due to COVID-19. We did not know if we would need to close […]

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Progress, Transition and Change

“A child who has become master of his acts through long and repeated exercises, and who has been encouraged by the pleasant and interesting activities in which he has been engaged, is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline.” – Maria Montessori January is the month where teachers […]

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Reflections on The New Year

By Heather Gray The New Year is a contemplative time for many people.  It is a reminder that, wherever we find ourselves, we may begin anew again and again.  Over the holiday break, I found myself reading poetry by John O’Donohue.  O’Donohue was an Irish poet and author; he was also a priest who is […]

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Creating an Elevator Pitch

By Heather Gray, Head of School One of the Walnut Farm Board Members posed that it would serve the school well if we developed a “Walnut Farm Montessori School Elevator Pitch.” When we think about an “elevator pitch” we may envision a scrappy screenwriter scurrying in after an unsuspecting film producer just as the doors […]

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Independence and Relationship in a Montessori Classroom By Heather Gray This week has been Teacher Appreciation Week. The Walnut Farm Parent Association has been showering the staff and faculty with gifts from around the world. You may have seen the plans on the beautifully designed hand out; each day of the week was made special […]

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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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