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October 23, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch: Cheese and spinach quesadillas

    October 23, 2019

    Cheese quesadillas with spinach and sweet potato fries. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    October 23, 2019

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  • Fitness- LE, UE, MS (1st Quarter)

    October 23, 2019
    Outside

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

    Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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October 24, 2019
  • New Violin Students begin Group Lessons

    October 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Toddler Lunch: Mac and cheese and vegetables

    October 24, 2019

    Mac and cheese with steamed cauliflower and broccoli. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • New Violin Students begin Group Lessons

    October 24, 2019

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  • New Violin Students begin Group Lessons

    October 24, 2019

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October 25, 2019
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    October 25, 2019

    Faculty In-Service - Conference Prep for Teachers

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  • NO Music/Tennis Lessons - Additional Day

    October 25, 2019

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  • NO Toddler Lunch - Additional Day

    October 25, 2019

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  • NO Clubs - Additional Day

    October 25, 2019

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  • NO Smart Lunches - Additional Day

    October 25, 2019

    Note: Smart Lunches are not delivered on Additional Days.

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October 26, 2019
  • Infant/Toddler Families - Get Acquainted Social

    October 26, 2019

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October 28, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch - Penne Pasta with Marinara

    October 28, 2019

    Whole grain penne pasta with organic homemade marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, and steamed broccoli. Served with seasonal fruit.

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October 29, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch - Lentil soup with vegetables

    October 29, 2019

    Lentil soup with vegetables, whole-grain baguettes, and butter. Served with seasonal fruit.

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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

Timeline of Life

A follow-up lesson from the first and second great lessons was given to the Level 1 students. They gathered in the Main Foyer 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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