Category Archives: community

Open classrooms

Today was quite a special day in the Annex! For the first time, the teachers opened the Primary and Lower Elementary classrooms so students could flow between the spaces. The excitement was palpable. Returning Primary students were eager to visit … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, partners, Primary

Writing with Lower Elementary

In the McGuffey tradition, Lower Elementary partnered with Kindergarteners on Monday. First graders had a Kindergarten buddy help with their classroom job. Second graders then took the lead showing Kindergarteners how they write journal topics. After writing together, the partners … Continue reading

Posted in community, language arts, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, partners, Primary

Act of Kindness?

What started out as an act of kindness for the school, quickly turned to an act of silliness by the LE Classroom.

Posted in building and grounds, community, Lower Elementary, outside, physical education

Oxford Empty Bowls 2014

Students in grades 1 and 2 were visited by Connie Malone to discuss the Oxford Empty Bowls 2014 event, for which we have been working on several group art projects. We hope to see many McGuffey Montessori families at this … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, art, community, guest speakers, Lower Elementary

Diwali

Today we welcomed Rohan, a Miami student from the Indian Student Association. He came to talk to us about the holiday of Diwali and the annual celebration that is put on by his organization. Diwali, “the festival of lights,” is … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, community, drama, guest speakers, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, music, Primary, social studies, Upper Elementary

Geothermal energy plant

Last week the kindergartners and Lower Elementary took a tour of the new Miami University geothermal energy plant. The plant supplies all the heating and cooling for all the new buildings on Western Campus using geothermal technology. The building has been designed with an … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Primary

Step Up To A Healthier Community

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SOAR Weekend Family Hike

On Sunday, October 12, at 1:00pm, we will be taking SOAR (Students Outside Active and Running) to the Miami Natural Trails for a McGuffey Community Hike. We will begin by hiking a three mile loop. Immediately following the completion of … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary

Cincinnati Playhouse presents Roses and Thorns at OCAC

On October 5th, the Oxford Community Arts Center will be hosting The Cincinnati Playhouse’s Off the Hill family series production of ROSES & THORNS (A TALE OF BEAUTY & THE BEAST) by Bret Fetzer. The performance is free and open … Continue reading

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Hike-a-Thon Plus on Saturday

Posted in announcements, community, outside