Aug10WedAug17Wedall-day New Students Only: Primary + Low...New Students Only: Primary + Low...Aug 17 all-dayThis day is for students who are new to McGuffey or new to their classroom in PreKindergarten through Grade 3. A detailed list will be provided closer to the start of school. All Grades 4-8 students begin this day.
Category Archives: guest speakers
This week, McGuffey students spent an art class with Noelle Dingeldein, an artist from Richmond, Indiana. Noelle recently wrote and illustrated a board book called Walter’s Wheels. She creates her illustrations by making drawings and then replicating them with homemade art dough. Her panels of art dough are … Continue reading
Middle School Math students in Marcia’s classes got a wonderful treat last week. Dr. Jeff Wanko visited the classroom and gave a presentation on deductive reasoning and puzzle solving. Dr. Wanko is the chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Miami … Continue reading
McGuffey’s Upper Unit students are learning the art of ‘writing beautifully’ by using calligraphy. The word calligraphy comes from the Greek words for ‘beautiful writing’—kallos and graphos. By learning about and practicing decorative handwriting, students can gain an appreciation for … Continue reading
Yesterday began McGuffey’s annual Read-a-Thon, during which students are encouraged to find sponsors who pledge to donate a certain amount per page or per book that their student reads over the next two weeks. Once raised, these funds are used … Continue reading
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
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