Category Archives: preschool

France

We studied France in the Primary classroom for the past two weeks and ended this unit with an Art History lesson about ballet. We discussed how ballet was brought to France from Italy, where it developed into the performance art … Continue reading

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Election Day

Costume Day at McGuffey is always the day after Halloween, which happened to coincide with the day before Election Day. In Lower Elementary, we combined the two subjects and held an election about candy! Based on personal preference, the class … Continue reading

Posted in community, democratic process, language arts, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Montessori method, pre-primary, preschool, Primary, primary unit, social studies, Uncategorized

1800s Day

1800s Day is a McGuffey tradition where the Primary and Lower Elementary classrooms go back in time. All modern materials are put away, leaving only items they would have in the 1800s. Other than toilets, they do not have access … Continue reading

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SOARing!

The yearly tradition of SOAR (Students Outside Active and Running) wrapped up last Friday. Students from each grade band had the opportunity to get out and run, or walk, for two weeks to rack up miles and score feet for … Continue reading

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First Day of School, Slow Start Love

We love how our Slow Start for Primary and Lower Elementary gives each student the space and time to ease into their classroom, whether that classroom is a new one or a familiar one. Today, students who were new to their … Continue reading

Posted in Lower Elementary, preschool, Primary, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Preschool Playground canceled for 7/14

While our gardens will be happy to see the rain, it’s made our playground too wet to play. Unfortunately, Preschool Playground will be canceled today. Please join us on July 21st for our next session!

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Thank you for a great Preschool Playground season!

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended preschool playground this year. We had a fantastic season. Look for an announcement of when we’ll begin our 2014 season next spring. See you next summer!

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Eyes

Last week in the Pre-Primary unit we talked about eyes. We identified the different parts—iris, cornea, pupil, lens, and retina. Everyone was surprised to find out that your pupil is actually really a hole! We watched a video of a … Continue reading

Posted in McGuffey, preschool, science

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last week in the Preschool we talked about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his significance in history. At this age, we try to find a gentle way to talk about this subject. We began with a basket of eggs … Continue reading

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Winter Break Camp

In case you didn’t hear, Winter Break Camp was a blast! We built cities, created shapes, went hiking, and took a whirl at bowling. It was a fantastic week, and a great way to manage an unusual academic calendar this … Continue reading

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