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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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Upper Unit Photography

This year the Upper Unit is working on art in a different way. Using a simple, self-guided photography booklet, our students are learning how to take better pictures. It’s a fun life skill that will only improve as they take more … Continue reading

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Lower Elementary Peace

An important (and dearly loved) part of our Peace curriculum is dedicated to learning about people who, historically and presently, have changed our world for the better. We call these people, folks like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, … Continue reading

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High School ELA

“Always keep your dignity and be true to yourself,” writes Marjane Satrapi in her graphic memoir Persepolis, which is our Unit Four text in ELA. She comments that, “In life you’ll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, … Continue reading

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Lane Library Book Collection

Lane Library just provided us with a carefully curated collection of books chosen for our Upper Unit students’ interests and ages. The books were greeted with much excitement and buzz, and then there was sudden quiet, because everyone was reading. … Continue reading

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Sensorial Work in Primary

The Sensorial area is one that often confuses those who have not been immersed in the Montessori Method. Dr. Maria Montessori designed sensorial exercises to help young children explore every quality that can be perceived by the senses—size, shape, composition, … Continue reading

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Winter Fun at McGuffey

With the colder temperatures, there is also snow and a chance to get out and play in the winter weather. Our large playground and outdoor spaces give our students plenty of opportunities to find activities that they really enjoy. From … Continue reading

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Vertebrates, Invertebrates, and Insects

The Primary Unit is off and running with our year-long study of animals. After discussions last semester of living/non-living things, we branched out to living things with a backbone, vertebrates like us, and living things without a backbone, invertebrates. Next … Continue reading

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Biomes

With age comes new privileges, and students are often looking ahead to the freedoms they will experience when they grow into the older, mentor students in a classroom. Though we spend most of our time together, the third graders love … Continue reading

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Lower Elementary Farm Day!

Lower Elementary students had a wonderful time spending two full days at the Duvall farm! Morning work periods inside the barn were novel, but the students were proud of their productivity and success despite the change of scenery! Being surrounded … Continue reading

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