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” by Camilla (Fifth Year) and Ellie (Second Year)
This week the Upper Elemantry went on a field trip to Hale Farm where we learned about the era of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. We learned to make brooms, yarn, and apple cider. We learned the chores and hardships of living as a child on a farm in the early 1800’s. We learned what they ate and how they cooked it. Everyone of course loved the glass blowing demonstration.
- Thursday, October 17 – Picture Day
- Monday, October 21 – Elementary performance of “Give Me Back My Bones” at Mulberry Gardens. Details to follow.
- Tuesday, October 22 – Grandparents’ Day
- Thursday, October 31 – 8:30 in the gym – “Give Me Back My Bones” performance for Ms. Courtney’s class and Elementary parents!
- Friday, November 1 – Performance of “Give Me Back My Bones” at Cuyahoga Falls Campus and Halloween Party. Details to follow.