Category Archives: guest speakers

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

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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

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Visitors in Music

Last week, two Miami University students came to first grade music class. The first graders have been learning about percussion instruments. Jake and Lovell came to show us their drums and to teach us even more about percussion. It was … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, music

Beautiful glass creations from 4/5 art

Fourth and Fifth graders had a special opportunity to learn about glass crafts with Lisa Ellram, mom of Celeste. Lisa played a video that showed some of the techniques used in the creation of glass artwork and shared examples of … Continue reading

Posted in art, guest speakers, parents, Upper Elementary

Student Marketing Committee

The Spring Musical takes a village – and then some. This year we are employing a lot of different types of help into supporting our Spring Musical. We have a steering committee and people leading up the different areas of … Continue reading

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Peer Mediation Training

Early this morning, when most of our McGuffey families were enjoying a lazy Winter morning at home, nine students from Grade 5-8 along with three teachers and three parents, gathered to learn about peer mediation and conflict resolution. While staff brought … Continue reading

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Primary Pajama Read-a-thon Day!

Today in the Primary unit we had pajama day, a special day where children are invited to wear their pajamas to school instead of their regular clothes. Even the teachers wore pajamas. It’s completely silly! We took a little time … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, guest speakers, language arts, McGuffey, Primary

Primary explores the holidays

It’s been a busy week in the Primary unit as we discussed the many holidays that happen at this time of year. Because we are a class of many faiths, we place our emphasis on traditions rather than doctrine. During the … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, McGuffey, Primary, social studies

“The Girl Who Could Only Sing Three Notes”

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade were treated to a spectacular operetta this morning, given by a troupe of Miami University students. The operetta was titled “The Girl Who Could Only Sing Three Notes.”  The performers used the story to … Continue reading

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Another visit from Author and Illustrator, Will Hillenbrand.

On Wednesday, grades 1-8 were treated to a presentation by Will Hillenbrand, who visited the Primary class on Tuesday. I asked grades 6/7/8 to contribute a comment about his presentation: I liked when he talked about how he makes the … Continue reading

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