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Marine Life

Marine Life

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Marine Life week, we read chapters from The National Geographic Big Book of Oceans  during circle time.  We learned about the oceans of the world and their temperatures, sharks, dolphins, coral reefs and jelly fish. The jelly fish were a special request from students.  Montessori education encourages teachers to follow the curiosity of the […]

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Marine Life Week

Marine Life Week

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week is Marine Life Week in The Montessori Academy of Chapel Hill. All of the students participated in activities that had something to do with under the sea creatures. The children of the Transition Classroom made under the sea pictures with finger painted octopi and starfish and real sand for the bottom of the […]

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New Franklin Street School Construction

New Franklin Street School Construction

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our new school, located at 1510 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill has finally started construction. And, it is going very quickly! It is exciting to watch the process. Last week the footings were poured and this week the plumbing lines dug, the pipes were laid and the concrete slab has been poured. Our new […]

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Cowboys And Cacti

Cowboys And Cacti

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

What a fun week in the Toddler Room!  For Exploring The West week, we read books about cowboys and painted cacti.  The toddlers also got to boogie down and try out their square dancing moves!  The temperatures were pretty high this week, so Splash Day was extra refreshing!  The toddlers celebrated Father’s Day by painting […]

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Exploring the West

Exploring the West

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Exploring the West is a topic deep and wide as the Missouri.  We read books on the cowboys who wrangled herds on the plains and the Native Americans who lived in the Southwestern pueblos.  Other topics of circle time included the pony express, the building of the transcontinental railroads and the expeditions of Lewis, […]

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Shapes in Nature

Shapes in Nature

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Shapes in Nature week, we read three books: Jane Yolen’s Shapes Me a Rhyme, Betsy Franco’s bees, snails and peacock tails and Joyce Sidman’s Swirl by Swirl.  All week during reading time, our students looked at the pictures and prepared for our special group collages that now hang on our wall.  We brought out […]

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Honey Bees

Honey Bees

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week our theme was Shapes In Nature.  The toddlers learned about the shapes of honeycombs and painted bees with their fingerprints for their craft project.  The toddlers also had so much fun on their first Splash Day!  This week the toddlers also welcomed their new friend Natalie to our class.

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June In The Toddler Room

June In The Toddler Room

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

June is off to a great start in the toddler room!  We had so much fun this week.  Besides playing outside, learning new songs, and reading new books, the toddlers have been doing new painting craft projects and doing their Montessori works.  In music class this week, the toddlers got to ring bells.  They all really enjoyed […]

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Bugs!!!!

Bugs!!!!

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Winter began our week as we finished the seasons curriculum from last week.  Then Tuesday we began learning about bugs.  We acquired a set of Montessori insect flash cards and the students have been so entranced that we planned a week of classes around them. Maria Montessori highly recommended following the path of students’ […]

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Getting Ready For Summer!

Getting Ready For Summer!

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The toddlers have been enjoying this warm weather!  They have been having so much fun playing outside!  When we weren’t playing outside this week, we had fun reading new books.  The toddlers have also been having lots of fun learning Japanese with Ms. Savannah!  This week we said a very sad goodbye to Ms. Casey. […]

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