Category Archives: primary unit

Taking care of our teeth

Primary continues to study the human body this week. This morning, Primary students  were treated to a visit by McGuffey mom, Jaimie Ross. Jaimie is a hygienist and told us she cleans and takes x-rays of other people’s teeth. She … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, primary unit, science

The Carnival of the Animals

The entire school is currently studying Camille Saint-Saëns beloved work, “The Carnival of the Animals.” We have discussed how Saint-Saëns wrote “The Carnival of the Animals” as a joke for his music students and only allowed it to be published … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, music, primary unit, Upper Elementary

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

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

Moving on

Do you remember as a kid, that the day after your birthday was kind of a downer? Or, how the moments after you opened your presents could bring a sense of disappointment, a longing for the anticipation you felt before … Continue reading

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

Butterflies for Mary

The students made butterflies to celebrate our friend, Mary Perkins, who is in the Primary group. The butterflies have been connected on a wire and will be displayed at the Butterfly Walk 2013. We are so happy to have Mary … Continue reading

Posted in art, community, primary unit

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