Elementary students create works for the Primary children
Under the Dinosaur Topiary
The Stegosaurus climber on the Primary playground was transformed into a dinosaur topiary early in the school year. Underneath the Stegosaurus belly, there is a paleontology pit for archeological digs. The elementary extended day children made plaster trilobites, ammonites, and megalodon shark teeth for the Primary children to discover in the dig site.
They students also shared many real fossils for their Primary friends to identify using the field guide. Continuing with the prehistoric theme, the Primary students created Paleozoic ocean scenes using a wax-resist watercolor technique.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.