“…The teacher’s task is first to nourish and assist, to watch, encourage, guide, induce, rather than to interfere, prescribe, or restrict.” – Maria Montessori
Something new in our room this year is “Focus Groups.” These are student-chosen groups about research topics that are not assigned by teachers. In these groups, students work to research a history, geography, writing, and art component for their topic. By the end of December, they will present their findings to the class before deciding if they want to move to a new group or to continue researching their topics. Not only are these students researching interesting topics like “Cats and Kittens,” “The Titanic,” “Dinosaurs,” and “STEM,” but they are learning how to work collaboratively in a group of peers of differing ages and skill levels. Below you will find two students researching the birthing process of cats!
Lower Elementary by Ms. Marlee
Upper Elementary by Ms. Ashley
Enrichments by Ms. Erica
“Bring Your Parents to Work Time” on October 8 and October 10 – Today is the deadline to sign up here!
October 9 – Third through sixth grade trip to Hale Farm
October 17 – Picture Day
October 22 – Grandparents’ Day
SAVE THE DATE – October 31, 8:30 am – Come see this year’s Halloween play, “Give Me Back My Bones”
November 1, 8:15 am – Drop off at Cuyahoga Falls Campus for our Halloween play performance there
November 1 – Halloween Party (students only) – details to follow soon