Learning can be difficult and can challenge us cognitively, emotionally, and physically. Montessori environments are designed to stimulate children’s interests in a variety of subject areas, but also to be a place where they can feel safe and confident enough to challenge themselves, whether it be an individual challenge or the challenge of working with others. Terrence has certainly managed to develop such an environment in his first year at DVMS; there’s always lots of comfortable challenging going on.
This week, Upper East continued their work with that tricky old letter “e.” It’s been silent to create long vowel sounds, it’s been dropped to add suffixes, and now it turns out it has this weird relationship with the letters “i” and “c.” The exasperated hands on the cheeks sums it up perfectly.
And as you all know, the Science Fair was a huge part of this past week. It seemed like a lot of chaos at times as everyone worked to get their presentation boards together and to set up their experiment demonstrations. Not only did they learn about undertaking experiment-based science projects, they also learned how to work together to share resources when deadlines create a high demand. Thank you to all of the parents that managed to come out and view all of their hard work.
Please enjoy a few videos of the Science Fair experience below.