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April 2021 Primary Newsletter Articles

In Montessori environments, we teach and practice three-respects: respect others, respect the environment, and respect yourself. Setting limits with freedom is closely connected to this practice. If you think about what needs to happen for us to get back to “normal,” it is all in these three- respects. We learned how important it is to […]

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The Importance Of The Three-year Cycle

Last week, the afternoon work cycle students (third-year students) and I were looking at the photos I keep in the classroom kitchen. They are the class photos from the past four years. As they chatted about those images, I thought of the first year of the current kindergarteners: how much they have grown physically, how […]

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Normalization period

As the weeks have rapidly passed we have learned more and more about your children. Each child, in very different ways, has opened up to us – some quickly, some slowly – revealing a person, a personality. It is a joy to learn about (your) little humans and the potential they bring to our lives […]

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Happy New Year Dear Families!

With the New Year brings the promise of new things. Resolutions are made and we’re off and running into 2020. I would like to propose an addendum to the resolutions list: a plan to simply do better, specifically in this case, to do better by our children. I recently attended a seminar on parenting and […]

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The Montessori Method: An Old Remedy for Modern Times

By Rose Netherland Since the birth of the Montessori Method over 100 years ago, Montessori education has continued to grow as a popular and effective method of education all over the world. Since I first dived into the journey of becoming a Montessori teacher I’ve had friends, family and parents asking me questions about this […]

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Primary Spring Newsletter Katie Pence Happy (almost) Summer! I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by. We have all enjoyed watching your children grow this school year. As we get ready to part for the summer, here are some fun activities you can do with your children: 1. Have a picnic. Let your […]

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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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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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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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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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