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Casa North 2014 Week 1 Update

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There may have been a couple of playdates over the summer, but it’s good to be back working with friends.

“September has started with a bang,” said Casa North Montessori guide Dylan. “Older friends are helping the younger ones with things like shoes and opening applesauce containers, and the tears are all dried up.” Continue reading

Casa North This Week: June 9-13, 2014

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Secret projects!

Some secret projects were underway in Casa North this week, but they are secret, secret projects so we can’t tell you any more about them. Nothing to see here. Move on please.  Continue reading

Casa North This Week: May 26-30 2014

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The beginnings of sentence (story) construction. What’s your favourite unicorn?

As we move towards the end of the year, we get to see just how far our Montessori kids have come. The Story Alphabet gets a lot of use these days as children begin to put all of their knowledge of phonetic sounds to use constructing words and simple sentences (stories). This is the beginning of children developing their own voiceContinue reading

Casa North This Week: May 19-23, 2014

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We moved our gym time outside this week.

The beautiful weather that pops up every now and then lately gave us the chance to move our gym program outside. Getting the children active outdoors is a big part of their development, and it helps them to work with more focus and concentration when they return to the indoor environment. Plus, playing soccer is a lot of fun. Check out the video below.
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Casa North This Week: May 12-16, 2014

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Figuring out if “invention” or “innovation” is the correct word to use.

This week, Dylan and the young chap pictured above imagined a grocery store with an airport style moving sidewalk or escalator that brings you through each section of the store. There was some debate about whether or not this was an “invention” or an “innovation.” We settled on it being an innovation, but feel free to weigh in by leaving a comment below.  Continue reading

Casa North This Week: May 5-9, 2014

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We spent a lot of time outdoors this week. After a lot of Practical Life work caring for our indoor environment over the winter, we finally got the chance to put some love and care into our outdoor space: weeding, trimming, exploring, and lounging on the deck were all on the agenda.

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Casa North This Week: April 28 – May 2, 2014

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Fun with prisms part 1.

Whoa. Freaky! Casa North had a great time exploring the world through the perspective of prisms this week. We all get stuck in our own, certain views of the world and changing our perspective every now and then helps us to open up a new world of possibilities.
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Casa North This Week: April 21-25 2014

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The boy sitting is showing Dylan and some friends the new extension activity he invented: Tracing and Labeling the Square Bead Chains.

Creativity is both highly encouraged at DVMS, and a noted outcome of Montessori education. Above, a Casa North boy is demonstrating his own creative extension of the Square Bead Chain material. He devised an activity wherein each individual chain segment is drawn and then labeled. Creative extensions like this allow the child to continue their explorations of numeracy, and because it comes from the child results in a greater level of interest and engagement.  Continue reading

Casa North This Week: April 14-18, 2014

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We loved the skateboarding slice of pizza shirt.

Welcome to the first venture into our new weekly updates for each Montessori environment at DVMS. As we noted in our April Parent Newsletter, we will be sharing glimpses into each environment and letting you know of important news for each room through these postings. You will still receive the monthly Parent Newsletter on the first of each month, but it will contain only school-wide event and information details.

Our hope is that this new format will reduce the amount of information in the monthly newsletter to make it easier to digest, while also providing more regular and more detailed looks into each Montessori environment at DVMS. We recommend you bookmark this page so you can easily check in whenever you like.

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