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“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” -Martin Luther King Jr. ...

In art class today, the lower elementary students sketched animals with visual texture and they did an incredible job! ...

A lower elementary student using the parts of a story material to guide them in writing a story. ...

Wishing a very happy Lunar New Year to all of our families that celebrate! ...

“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” -Maria Montessori ...

The is the decanomial square. It is one of the most beautiful materials in the casa classroom and it requires a high level of patience, attention to detail and logic.

This material is attractive, precise and creating order with the tiles, placing them in sequence to build increasingly larger rectangles, is immensely satisfying.

In addition to the logical patterning the child is developing in using this material, the child is preparing for mathematics, specifically for geometry, algebra and squaring. This material makes concrete the relationships of multiplied squares for as many as ten variables.
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Hammering a golf tee into modelling clay is a practical life lesson which is wonderful for developing motor skills but all great fun! ...

All the classes enjoyed some relaxing and refreshing yoga with Antoniette from @dundas.yoga.fitness on Friday! ...

Last week our after school cross country club had their final run at Greenwood Park after several weeks of hard work and training to build their endurance and strength. Enthusiastic racers ran for 15 minutes, their longest run yet. Congratulations, runners! ...

Our teachers enjoyed an inspiring and thought provoking day of professional development at the CCMA National Montessori Education Conference on Friday. ...

Most of our elementary children participate in weekly novel studies. In a small group, they read aloud, discuss the text and answer comprehension and analysis questions about the novel. Besides developing essential reading skills, novel studies and discussions expose students to different perspectives, experiences, varying texts and new vocabulary. ...

Practical life lessons are extremely meaningful because they teach a skill that can be used throughout life while also refining motor development. Here we see a four year old doing a favourite practical life activity of sewing a bookmark using yarn. Look at those purposeful hands hard at work! ...

In elementary, the students practice a variety of practical life skills with their daily classroom jobs. In addition to refining skills such as dusting, sweeping, table washing, plant care, organizing and tidying, these classroom jobs encourage independence and give the students a sense of responsibility, ownership and pride for their classroom. ...