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The Three States of Matter

Solid, liquid, or gas? Primary students have been studying states of matter. First, we figured out that everything you see, feel, taste, or smell is matter. All matter is made up of atoms. That means we are made up of … Continue reading

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Ants and Bees

The Primary unit has been studying bees and ants. We began by learning how important each of these insects are to our environment. Ants help keep soil healthy and bees both pollinate flowers and make delicious honey. We learned that … Continue reading

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The ​United States and Indigenous Peoples

Last week we began our exploration of the continents. This journey will take us well into Spring as we discuss each continent and several countries within it. We began our discussion by talking about the seven continents, and identifying the … Continue reading

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The Structure of the Earth

Last week in Primary, we started a study of the Earth. It’s hard to imagine we live on an enormous planet, and even harder to imagine what we can see is such a tiny part of it We began by … Continue reading

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Adult Prom: 80’s Edition

McGuffey Montessori Presents Adult Prom: 80’s Edition! Join us for a night of dancing, big hair, and big fun! Cash bar, balloon arch, and your favorite 80’s music. Ticket price includes one drink. Age 21 and older. Singles, couples, triples, … Continue reading

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Ending the Read-a-thon with Partners

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Reptiles

Primary students have continued the year of animal study with a unit on reptiles. We learned that reptiles can live in water or on land. They can have short legs or no legs at all. Most reptiles lay eggs and … Continue reading

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Ghana

Primary recently continued our exploration of Africa by shifting our focus to Ghana. Although it is a small country, about twice the size of Ohio, it has many unique characteristics. We were so lucky to be visited by a parent, Naaborle … Continue reading

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Fish

The Primary classroom began a traditional Montessori study of the five classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones): fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. During these first two weeks, we studied fish. We read about the characteristics that define fish, such … Continue reading

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Practical Life

The purpose of Practical Life in a Montessori classroom is to help the child gain control of her movements and build independence. These works appeal to Primary-aged children who can often be heard saying, “I can do it!”. Practical Life exercises can … Continue reading

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