This week our “Peek” was written by our students! These students read our previous blogs, took pictures around the room, and filled in a blog template. The students did some editing together, and with a teacher, so what you will read below is their final product. There are still some misspelled words in their final product, but in a Montessori classroom we focus on the process, instead of the end result. Dr. Montessori believed when we put all of the emphasis on the final product, we devalue everything leading up to that point. This can discourage repetition which will make mastery of a skill difficult. The purpose of the students writing the blog is to provide you with a glimpse into the room through their eyes, to provide them with practice of real world skills, and to give them a deeper understanding of the materials in the room. We hope you enjoy their work!
“A Peek at Our Week” written by Ainsley (fifth grade) and Kenadie (second grade)
This week the first years learned the “Personal Family Timeline.” The second years learned the “Months of the Year.” The third years learned “Taxonomy of Invertibrates.” The forth years learned the “Geometric Decanomial.” The fifth years learned how to “Create-a-City.” The sixth years found missing ciphers in different base systems.
- No Piano or Music Classes – Weeks of February 3 and 10
- Parent Work Time – February 11 and 13 – sign up here!
- Upper Elementary Valentine’s Party (student only) – February 14 – sign up here!
- NO SCHOOL – Monday, February 17 – Presidents’ Day