“Concentration is the key that opens up to the child the latent treasures within him.” – Maria Montessori
An interesting story in one of Montessori’s books is about a time when she visited a school and saw a child so deep in concentration, that she did not notice a single thing around her. Dr. Montessori said they danced around the child and even picked up the child in her seat, yet she did not lose concentration. We see similar instances in our classroom when students find purposeful work. In the elementary classroom, this is often work they have chosen to complete themselves. Whether it is a research project they have independently compiled throughout the year, a math work they are working towards, or a project they are building, immense concentration happens every day in our environment.
A Peek at Next Week
Next week, our first year students will practice adding and exchanging values of coins, will be introduced to the interjection, and will review recent math concepts. Our second year students continue working to recognize parts of speech and will review math concepts. Our third year students will measure liquids by volume, will be introduced to adverbials, and will complete TerraNova Assessments. Our fourth year students will find the square of a two-digit number, will discuss the Iron Age, and will complete TerraNova Assessments. Our fifth year students will continue working with square roots and continue to research Ancient Civilizations.
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- Thursday, May 9 – Elementary Gradparents’ Day
- Friday, May 10 – Moms and Muffins
- Week of May 13 – OPTIONAL Parent-Teacher Conferences – Sign up here
- May 14 and May 15 – Final “Bring Your Parents to Work Time” – sign up here
- Thursday, May 30 – Field Day – Laser Quest!