Agenda | Next 7 Days

May 27, 2019
May 28, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch: Naan pizza and broccoli

    May 28, 2019

    Naan bread pizza with homemade organic tomato sauce, fresh basil, pepper, organic mozzarella cheese, and broccoli. Served with seasonal fruit.

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May 29, 2019
  • 8th Grade Community Project Exhibit

    May 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Summit Room

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  • Golf Fitness: LE, UE, MS

    May 29, 2019

    LE Group #1: 9:00-9:45am
    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am
    UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am
    LE Group #2: 1:30-2:15pm
    MS: 2:30-3:45pm

    Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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  • Toddler Lunch: Yogurt/fruit parfait with granola

    May 29, 2019

    Red, white and blue organic yogurt parfait. Organic vanilla yogurt with fresh organic strawberries, blueberries and organic plain granola. Served with cheddar cheese sticks and Annie’s organic bunny graham crackers.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    May 29, 2019

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May 31, 2019
  • ELEM/MS Field Day

    May 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Rain Date 5/19/10

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Coming of the Universe

Upper Elementary 3rd Year Students Perform

The Great Lessons

The Great Lessons are Montessori’s unique approach to organizing the elementary curriculum into five big themes.  These themes introduce the key events in the history of our Universe.  These lessons are called the “Great Lessons” because they are special, dramatic introductions to key curriculum themes and are shared with the students during the first few weeks of schools.  They launch all later study in astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, geography, biology, archaeology, history, and peace education. Their purpose is to spark a sense of awe and wonder about the universe and propel students’ curiosity forward toward their individual and group work in the key curriculum areas. They also are impressionistic as they stay with children long after they are given. They are the amazing stories of our universe, our human story, and the miracle of life. The Great Lessons consist of the following presentations and connected curriculum work from those lessons:  The Beginning of the Universe and Earth, The Coming of Life, The Coming of Human Beings, How Written Language Began, How Numbers Began.

The oldest students in the Upper Elementary classroom continued the tradition of taking what they have learned from the Great Lessons and interpreting it in a dramatic story. Third Level Upper Elementary students created a play based on what they learned and presented it to their younger elementary peers. Throughout their elementary years students will study The Formation of the Universe The Coming of Life, The Coming of Human Beings, The Story of Numbers, and The Story of Language

A follow-up lesson from the first and second great lessons was given to the Level 1 students. They gathered in the Crescendo Room to create a visual timeline starting with the Big Bang which occurred 13.8 billion years ago to the appearance of Early Humans about 3 million years ago.  This lends a wonderful opportunity for the children to witness the events that took place on Earth before humans inhabited the planet.

About PMonts

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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