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January 23, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Mac and Cheese

    January 23, 2018

    Mac and cheese with green beans. Served with seasonal fruit.

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January 24, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Rice and Veggies

    January 24, 2018

    Brown rice with vegetables. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    January 24, 2018

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  • Basketball Fitness - MS

    January 24, 2018

    MS: 2:30-3:45pm Location: Crescendo

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  • Tennis Fitness - LE, UE

    January 24, 2018

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

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January 26, 2018
January 28, 2018
  • RESCHEDULED: School and PCTE Open House

    January 28, 2018

    Rescheduled for April 6, 2018. Contact Eric S. for more details.

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  • RESCHEDULED: School Open House

    January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Rescheduled for April 6, 2018. Contact Eric S. for more details.

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January 29, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Soup

    January 29, 2018

    Vegetable soup with pasta. Served with seasonal fruit.

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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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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.

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