Category Archives: technology

Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 10th, is National Grandparents Day! To celebrate, Lower Elementary made a video for their grandparents to show them how much they are loved. The video was written, directed, and filmed by the Lower Elementary students.

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, peace, technology

Fun with Geogegbra

The Middle School math students began using Geogebra today. Geogebra is an online tool that uses geometry, algebra, graphing, and more to help increase mathematical literacy by presenting these concepts in an engaging, visual manner. Kadriye Walsh, our new Middle School math instructor, … Continue reading

Posted in math, McGuffey, Middle School, technology

Upper Unit’s Study of Botany

Upper Elementary and Middle School students have been studying Botany in Science. Botany is a traditional part of Montessori study. Maria Montessori found that naming the many parts of plants was a perfect way to introduce children to scientific terminology … Continue reading

Posted in Middle School, science, technology, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Summer Reading: To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

This week, we’re sharing a story from NPR about studies showing that music can relieve physical pain following major surgeries, with specific data on children and teenagers. To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist After a 30-minute session, the children who listened … Continue reading

Posted in community, music, technology

The hour of code

Students in grades 4 through 8 participated in the worldwide Hour of Code this week.  The Hour of Code was developed a few years ago to promote computer science studies in schools, particularly the aspect of creating and writing computer … Continue reading

Posted in Middle School, technology, Upper Elementary

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire this weekend

If you’re looking for something to do over the weekend, this looks like a fun event! From their website: ABOUT MAKER FAIRE: Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a … Continue reading

Posted in community, science, technology

McGuffey Learning Goes Digital

  This year Middle School students have access to online textbooks for the first time at McGuffey. Seventh graders are already using their online Pre-Algebra books. Susan is completing the set-up for Grades 7/8 to have access to online books for … Continue reading

Posted in language arts, math, Middle School, technology

We are not spam.

It has come to our attention that some parents with Miami University emails are finding McGuffey email correspondence in their spam/junk folders! We are not sure why this is happening. It might be a good idea for everyone to check … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, technology

Sewing and STEM

Just before Winter Break, the third and fourth grade students designed and created their own sock puppets and stuffed “animals”. We combined the practical skill of sewing with using our spatial skills in design. The result was a classroom of … Continue reading

Posted in art, intermediate unit, math, McGuffey, science, technology

Kindergarteners use iPads

The kindergarteners have been busy using iPads to explore all kinds of subjects. Working both alone and in groups, they’re practicing handwriting, phonics and introductory mathematics using Montessori-based apps, experimenting with counting coins and telling time, designing digital cars, playing … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, primary unit, technology