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Bluebird

Kyrie Lee

Kyrie Lee

Molly Bernhardt

Molly Bernhardt

Bluebird Room is a Lower Elementary classroom for levels 1-3 on the Toledo Campus. Molly Bernhardt and Kyrie Lee are the classroom’s co-teachers.

“The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination.”    ~ Maria Montessori

Montessori 201: Striking the Imagination

Presented by Lynn Fisher

touching-the-universeChildren from ages 6-12 years old ask endless questions and ponder complicated issues. Dr. Montessori concluded that the only approach to learning that would truly satisfy children at this developmental level is to give them a picture of the whole universe and the where-with-all to see how the parts of the whole are interconnected.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 3:45 p.m. to learn more about Montessori’s unique curriculum at the elementary level. Current Lower Elementary and kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend; parents at all levels are welcome. Child care is provided during the presentation at no charge. Please indicate in the child care sign out book that you attended the event.

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

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Lower Elementary began the first day with the first great lesson, The Big Bang.

Big Bang or Creative Explosion?

The children in the Bluebird room used various media to represent their own versions of the Big Bang lesson, based off of the story Born With a Bang by Jennifer Morgan.  They also created beautiful “I am the Universe” poems.  First level wrote theirs as a collaboration.

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Getting Back to Work

As we start the year in lower elementary, we are busy establishing routines, ground rules, and work expectations.  It is so fun to see the third level come in and ready to embrace all of this and equally exciting to see the 2nd level mentor our new 1st level students.

Current Lower Elementary parents and kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend this year’s Lower Elementary Parent Programs to learn more about Montessori’s unique curriculum for children’s ages 6-9 years old. This monthly event will be from 3:45-5 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Elementary Montessori: Sparking the Imagination
Presented by Lynn Fisher

Thursday, Oct. 9
Exploring the Lower Elementary Montessori Materials and Curriculum
Presented by Molly Bernhardt, Tonya Reynolds, and Terie Alvarez

Thursday, Nov. 13
Supporting Your Child: Hints for Home
Presented by the Student Services Team

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Understanding the Montessori Approach to Student Evaluations and Progress Reports
Presented by Kyrie Lee, Deb Kelleher, and Natalie Fisher

Thursday, April 23
Let Me Teach You: Exploring Montessori Materials with Your Child
Presented by Your Child

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