Agenda | Next 7 Days

April 23, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Mini Farfalle w/ Peas & Carrots

    April 23, 2018

    Mini Farfalle with peas and carrots and parmesan cheese. Served with seasonal fruit.

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April 24, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Pizza w/ steamed broccoli

    April 24, 2018

    Pizza and steamed broccoli. Served with seasonal fruit.

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April 25, 2018
  • Spain Trip 2018 (7th/8th)

    April 25, 2018 - May 5, 2018

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  • Toddler Lunch: Couscous w/ vegetables

    April 25, 2018

    Couscous with peppers, onions, zucchini, tomatoes. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    April 25, 2018

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  • Toddler Lunch: Black Bean Burgers

    April 25, 2018

    Black bean burger with sweet potato fries. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Golf Fitness: LE, UE (no MS)

    April 25, 2018

    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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April 26, 2018
  • School Spirit Day

    April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 am
    R Crescendo Foyer

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April 27, 2018
  • LE Trip to Plainsboro Preserve

    April 27, 2018


    On Friday, April 27, 2018, the LE students will visit Plainsboro Preserve in support of this year's Biology curriculum, where they will engage in activities to provide them with a better understanding of the inner workings and relationships within the animal kingdom.

    On this day, students will depart from school at 9:00 a.m. and travel to the Preserve in Cranbury, NJ. Students will enjoy a picnic lunch at the Preserve and will return to the school at 1:30 p.m.



    What to wear/bring on this day:


    - Bring disposable lunch
    - Weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes (no flip-flops)
    - Bring water bottle

    Please click here to send us your online permission by Monday, April 23, 2018. By completing the online permission form, you are offering your consent to allow your child to participate in this activity and also your agreement to release Princeton Montessori School from all liability.


    Feel free to contact your child's teacher with any questions.

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PI DAY!

Upper Elementary Celebrates Pi with Pie

Happy Pi Day!

Upper Elementary participated in festivities to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 due to π being roughly equal to 3.14  (3/14 in American date format). Montessori students study pi each year, with a focus on discovery of the relationships of the parts of a circle and π, which represents the ratio between a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  It is a true sensory experience,  visual, hands-on and even with tasting!  The oldest students spend time preparing the lesson during their third year, rehearsing it and adding in vocabulary, visual aides and even technology.  Since they have received the lesson before, they are demonstrating mastery when they need to understand it well enough to teach it to someone else.  The way math is taught is multi-sensory as well, meaning there is a story, history about the first people who discovered these mathematical relationships, and then concretely proving the relationship themselves using the Montessori Stick Box (a Geometry material), rather than merely memorizing the formula.  All this allows for a more in depth understanding, as well as developing an interest and wonder in how other mathematical formulas were derived.

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Some of the beginning lessons included books, like Sir Cumference, and Eratosthenes, the Library who Measured the Earth, reviewing the formal nomenclature of the circle, and reviewing terms such as perimeter, area and how those are found for common polygons.  The pie adds some fun to the day, and assures that these children will always remember pi!
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After the lesson the students enjoyed many delicious varieties of pies for snack!

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