Category Archives: pre-primary

Preschool Playground canceled for 6/10

While our gardens will be happy to see the rain, it’s made our playground too wet to play. Unfortunately, Preschool Playground will be canceled today. Please join us on June 17th for our next session!

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Last day of school

We celebrated the last day of school with our annual family gathering. Parents and friends brought amazing food to share, followed by the egg drop. Children from preschool on up crafted ingenious contraptions, hoping their egg would survive intact when … Continue reading

Posted in community, intermediate unit, McGuffey, music, outside, pre-primary, primary unit, science, upper unit

2013 Egg Drop

At the Last Day of School Potluck, Thursday, May 30th, 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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Orange Pear Apple Bear

This week we had music partners to work on an early rhythm exercise for the pre-primary unit. Not only did the younger set get their first lesson in composing with rhythm, the older students had a chance to cement the … Continue reading

Posted in intermediate unit, music, pre-primary, upper unit

Pre-Primary Parents’ Night

Last Tuesday was Parents’ Night! This is a special night Pre-Primary hosts each spring where our children bring their parents to the classroom to show them where they spend their time and what they work on each day. The children … Continue reading

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Our best fire drill so far!

It can be tricky to get the whole school outside, lined up, and quiet in a very short amount of time. After our last fire drill Al declared this our best fire drill of the year! Way to go, students … Continue reading

Posted in intermediate unit, McGuffey, pre-primary, primary unit, upper unit

SOAR kicks off with a Saturday hike

Spring is here and so is MMS’s favorite Spring activity: SOAR! SOAR stands for Students Outside Active and Running, and is a way to promote exercise and love of the outdoors, along with providing a community service. This weekend we … Continue reading

Posted in community, intermediate unit, McGuffey, physical education, pre-primary, primary unit, upper unit

Schoolhouse Rock rocked!

They did it! The entire student body proudly gave two performances of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and they were TERRIFIC! Besides the cast’s hard work, time and devotion was put in by the McGuffey Montessori … Continue reading

Posted in art, community, drama, intermediate unit, McGuffey, pre-primary, primary unit, upper unit

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr rehearsal continues

The kids are working on staging Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., using the picnic pavilion as our stage. The concrete is taped off to the dimensions of the theater at the Commnunity Arts Center so they will already be used to … Continue reading

Posted in drama, intermediate unit, McGuffey, music, pre-primary, primary unit, upper unit

World Read Aloud Day

Wednesday, March 6th, was World Read Aloud Day. This is a day to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another. The Pre-Primary unit invited one of Oxford’s most beloved children’s librarians, Tari … Continue reading

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