Agenda | Next 7 Days

July 23, 2018
July 24, 2018
July 25, 2018
  • Pizza Lunch - Toddler/Primary/Elem

    July 25, 2018

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  • SQ- Primary- Trip to Princeton Art Museum

    July 25, 2018

    On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Primary children will visit the Princeton Art Museum. The purpose of the trip is three-fold: to expose the children to real art, to teach them art museum etiquette, and to inspire their creativity. On this day, students will depart from school at 9:30 am and arrive back to school at 11:15 am. They will have lunch upon their return. We will not be visiting the gift shop. Please do not send money with your child. The trip will take place rain or shine. If it is raining, the children will need raincoats; please do not bring umbrellas. What to bring/wear: - Wear comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops) - Wear raincoats as needed (no umbrellas) Please submit your permission by Monday, July 23rd.

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  • SQ- Elem Swim

    July 25, 2018

    1:00 - 2:00 pm

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July 26, 2018
July 27, 2018

The Primary Classrooms Receive a Special Gift

Hand-painted Peace Stones!

Peace Education and Giving Back

img_9489-1Peace education was a cornerstone of Maria Montessori’s vision and she knew that direct, respectful communication is the way we move toward peace.  Indeed, problem solving is the foundation of a child’s learning.  We do this by modeling, practicing, and reflecting on how we interact with others.  Each classroom has a special space, object, or process for communicating upsets. Children in a Montessori setting invite a friend to come and be with them as they respectfully communicate their hurt feeling, concern, or desire.

 

In the Primary classrooms the children have peace stones to help them express their feelings.

 

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Recently, Sadie Betz, Lower Elementary student, presented a gift to each of the Primary classrooms. She painted beautiful Peace Stones with a picture of the flower that represents each classroom, Rose, Pansy, Tulip and Sunflower. What a wonderful way for Sadie to share her talent and give back to her former classroom and program.

 

Mahatma Gandhi, with whom Dr. Maria Montessori shared a number of communications, said in a speech he gave at Montessori Training College in London in 1931, “If we are to reach real peace in this world . . . we shall have to begin with the children.”

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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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