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Deb Kelleher

Deb Kelleher

Terie Alvarez

Terie Alvarez

Cardinal Room is a Lower Elementary classroom for levels 1-3 on the Toledo Campus. Terie Alvarez and Deb Kelleher are the classroom’s co-teachers.

We had a serene weekend in the harmonious and beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park.  We learned ways that our students could create a gentle and fluid connection with nature, and how to educate for peace across all grade levels. Between sessions we focused on relating to our planet and its many wonders, there was time for hiking, bird-watching, stargazing, meditation and other outdoor activities.


Fall Creek Falls State Park. A beautiful 4 mile hike!


The Cardinal Walking Stick traveled with me throughout the trip.


Collective Thinking about Peace.


The Cardinal Walking Stick taking in the view!


Does your child come home and talk about grammar boxes, small bead frames, or botany nomenclature cards in their classroom?

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 3:45-5 p.m. in the Cardinal Room on the Toledo Campus for Exploring the Lower Elementary Montessori Materials and Curriculum and learn about the work students use in Levels 1-2-3. This month’s parent education program will be presented by Deb Kelleher (Cardinal), Terie Alvarez (Cardinal), and Tonya Reynolds (Goldfinch).

Current Lower Elementary parents and kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend this opportunity to learn more about Montessori’s unique curriculum for children’s ages 6-9 years old.



“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.

Cardinal Parents,

On  Friday September 19, all of the Lower Elementary  will be going to visit the Planetarium. We will be taking a bus and departing WSM at 9:30. Please make sure you have completed the field trip permission forms so that your child can participate.

UT Ritter Planetarium

UT Ritter Planetarium


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