Category Archives: pre-primary

The Read-a-Thon has concluded

The Read-a-thon is officially over! Remember, all reading counts, whether it is done by the student, their parents, a babysitter, their teacher, etc. As long as your child enjoyed a book, it can count toward sponsorship. Please tally up the … Continue reading

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Please send in Tae Kwon Do forms!

Tae Kwon Do returns in March! For the newcomers, we take the students to Oxford Martial Arts for four Fridays in March. There is no fee charged to parents for these classes. We do need a liability waiver signed. You … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on Thursday, February 14th! We will have a valentine exchange on Thursday, 2/14. This is a voluntary exchange, and no one is required to participate. However, if you choose to participate, in the spirit of kindness, we … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse Rock

The McGuffey spring musical is gearing up! The kids will be performing Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. on April 23 and 24 at the Oxford Community Arts Center. We will need plenty of parent volunteers to help with sets, refreshments, setting … Continue reading

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The Read-a-thon kicks off today!

We have kicked off the McGuffey Read-a-thon! Today your child received a Read-a-thon book record to help them keep track of their reading and sponsors. For years this has been a fun way to raise money for our school while … Continue reading

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Kindergarteners begin woodworking!

Our art kindergarten studio is beginning a unit on woodworking! We have already spent some time familiarizing ourselves with the individual tools, and now we are beginning to practice using each one. This week we explored the saw. Our first … Continue reading

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Pre-Primary: Fish

Last week, Pre-Primary 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 will be studying fish. We read about the characteristics that define … Continue reading

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Pre-Primary: Argentina

As part of the Pre-Primary study of South America we have been talking about Argentina. An extremely long country, it holds a wide range of climates, and therefore a huge amount of diversity in geography and wildlife. We were fortunate … Continue reading

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Pre-Primary: And the winner is…hermit crab!

While their parents were hard at work electing a President, Pre-Primary was deciding the critical issue of a new class pet. After learning about elections, reading books, listening to lobbyists from the upper unit, examining the candidates, and talking amongst … Continue reading

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Pre-Primary: Informed voters

Election season is heating up in Pre-Primary! On November 6th we will hold an election, deciding whether we will add a goldfish or a hermit crab to our classroom. We have been reading books about both candidates to give us … Continue reading

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