Category Archives: Middle School

2019 Egg Drop

At the Last Day of School Picnic, Wednesday, May 22, we will hold our annual Egg Drop. This is a tradition at McGuffey that goes back decades! Prior to the last day of school, students will spend time at home … Continue reading

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Food Composting

McGuffey celebrated Earth Day by beginning to participate in Oxford’s new food scrap recycling program. We now have a bucket for each building where we collect food scraps from snack and lunch throughout the week. On Saturday, a parent volunteer … Continue reading

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Walk and Bike to School Day

Because our school musical is on May 8th, we celebrated National Walk and Bike to School Day a week early. We had a huge number of students participate this year! Thank you to Jaimie for organizing this event and all … Continue reading

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Walk and Bike to School Day

On Wednesday, May 1, McGuffey will be participating in Walk and Bike to School Day. Join us in celebrating the benefits of bicycling and walking as you come to school that day. If you live too far from school to … Continue reading

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Middle School Chicago Trip: Day 3

On their final full day in Chicago the students split into two groups and chose the museum they were more interested in. A group went to the Field Museum of Natural History and a group went to the Chicago Museum … Continue reading

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Middle School Chicago Trip: Day 2

Wednesday was our second full day in Chicago and we continued our explorations. On this day we focused on the center of the city. Our day began with a guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago. The docents are … Continue reading

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Middle School Chicago Trip: Day One

Tuesday was the middle school’s first full day in Chicago and we saw a lot! We started on the South Side and ended in the North. Many miles were walked and they had many new experiences. We started the day … Continue reading

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Grammar in the Upper Unit

Upper Elementary and Middle School are finishing up a unit of grammar. The Montessori method of grammar instruction uses manipulative symbols for various parts of speech. UE enjoyed reading the Parts of Speech fairy tale, which is a method of … Continue reading

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Population Density

This semester the Upper Unit students are learning about the physical and cultural geography of Asia. We began with a look at the differences in land mass, total population, and population density between North America and Asia. Using the data … Continue reading

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#Take3 for PE

The students of McGuffey Montessori found a way to combine being outdoors and active with doing something good for the community. Taking our inspiration from the Facebook group #Take3 Oxford our students set out to pick up trash in our … Continue reading

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