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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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Primary A As I look back at this school year, it amazes me how much the children have grown in teamwork, independence, and concentration. The older children became leaders and took their responsibility as role models actively, and the younger children learned how to seek for help and guidance not only from adults, but from […]

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Spring is here in NW Arkansas. Unsure of what happened to winter, but being able to get outside and play for most of it was fantastic. The children are riding the spring wave as well. This time of year in a primary Montessori classroom we really begin to notice the growth and development of the […]

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December 2016 – Primary Article

The holiday season has begun, but the primary children are keeping themselves busy with work! Since the beginning of the school year, they have developed greater levels of concentration, learned to work more independently, and gained skills to resolve conflicts with their peers in peaceful manners. Students are independently choosing the lessons they have been […]

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Normalization

Normalization occurs when the children’s unconscious energies are allowed to develop freely without obstacles. In approximately six to eight weeks, the children will be able to work in their environment free of deviations, such as missing home or feeling unsure in a new environment with a different routine. When this occurs, their minds and bodies […]

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