Preschool Playground

McGuffey Montessori’s Preschool Playground is off and running!

Preschool Playground is a free program that is open to the community and is an opportunity for children to come together for socialization, play, and informal learning. It is held every Monday on McGuffey Montessori School’s main playground from 10:00am-12:00pm, June 3-August 5 (skipping July 1).

Children ages six and under will explore opportunities including a large sandbox, playhouse, sports field, climbing and play structures, riding vehicles, athletic equipment, and a basketball court. Art activities will be provided in the spacious shaded picnic shelter. Parents are encouraged to bring drinks and snacks. Siblings ages nine and under are also welcome.

There is no fee, but a parent or guardian must be present with their child during their stay.

Any weather-related cancellations will be posted on this page, so check in if it looks like it might rain.

For more information, call (513) 523-7742 or reach us via our contact form.

Hope to see you there!

Posted in community, preschool

End of Year Picnic

The end of year picnic was a hit for all! In the beautiful weather, families brought potluck dishes, Middle School students put on the annual carnival, and we ended it all with the Egg Drop. Prior to the last day of school, students spent time at home designing a package to hold a fresh egg. This “vehicle” was meant to keep the egg from breaking when it was thrown off the roof onto cold, hard cement. Happy Summer to everyone!

Posted in community

Preschool Playground

McGuffey Montessori’s Preschool Playground Begins June 3rd!

McGuffey’s Preschool Playground is a free program that is open to the community and is an opportunity for children to come together for socialization, play, and informal learning. It is held every Monday on McGuffey Montessori School’s main playground from 10:00am-12:00pm, June 3-August 5 (skipping July 1).

Children ages six and under will explore opportunities including a large sandbox, playhouse, sports field, climbing and play structures, riding vehicles, athletic equipment, and a basketball court. Art activities will be provided in the spacious shaded picnic shelter. Parents are encouraged to bring drinks and snacks. Siblings ages nine and under are also welcome.

There is no fee, but a parent or guardian must be present with their child during their stay.

Any weather-related cancellations will be posted on this page, so check in if it looks like it might rain.

For more information, call (513) 523-7742 or reach us via our contact form.

Hope to see you there!

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Kindergarten Short Stories

Kindergarteners completed their short stories this spring. Each student chose a genre and fiction or non-fiction then wrote and illustrated their book. Non-fiction choices were researched before writing. If you don’t know about it already, look up information on the Morrison Formation. It’s fascinating!

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MORP

MORP (Prom spelled backwards) is the Upper Unit’s annual dance. The dance is planned and run by students. This year’s theme was Red Carpet complete with paparazzi. You can find more pictures of student’s ready for the red carpet and having a ball on our instagram account: mcguffeymontessori.

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Water Day!

Near the end of the school year, Lower Elementary and Primary classrooms both celebrate with a favorite: water day! 

Posted in Lower Elementary, Primary

Moving Up

McGuffey families and friends came together to celebrate students who are Moving Up. Moving Up means moving from one classroom to another. We celebrate past growth and future accomplishments. Students Moved Up in Kindergarten, Grade 3, and Grade 6. We also celebrated with students in Grade 8 who are graduating from McGuffey and heading to High School in August. Congratulations to all of our students and teachers for a wonderful year!

Posted in alumni, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Upper Elementary

Musical

In music class, McGuffey students have been working on their parts in the musical Schoolhouse Rock, Live since January. We learned dialogue, songs, staging, costume changes, sound cues, and set changes. The cast is made up by Grades 1-8 with Primary stepping in to sing a song, too. The performances were spectacular and even better, we all grew and created even deeper bonds through the process.

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Kindergarten Field Trip

As they study communities and begin to build their own Imaginary Community, Kindergarteners took a field trip to learn about the work that happens to keep the City of Oxford a wonderful place. They got to touch vehicles from the City of Oxford Fire Department, City of Oxford, Ohio – Division of Police, the Service Department, and got to see a drone in action!

Kindergarteners toured the municipal building and asked questions to the staff. They finished up with some important citizen work, talking about what they think Oxford needs. High on the list were more slides, pools, and parks.

Thank you to everyone at the city who took the time to connect with our students – they had a blast!

Posted in field trip, Primary

Internet Safety

Upper Elementary has started a unit on internet safety. Using the “Be Internet Awesome” curriculum, we are helping our students be aware of the problems and pitfalls that can pop up online. Using interactive tools like Pear Deck, we can help guide our students through several activities and help them develop the skills that will help keep them safe in the online world.

Posted in practical life, Upper Elementary