How can you capture, celebrate, and share moments of learning when students are each in their own homes? Check out how the Lower Elementary teachers did it!
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What happens during a three-week Poetry unit during remote instruction? Check out this story to learn the answer and to view some of the amazing student poems shared via Flipgrid.
As the school year gets closer to ending, reflections on past and current moments as well as the future.
Learning is not about memorizing facts. Learning is asking questions and following your curiosity like this Pre-elementary student who conducted a science experiment and shared it with others.
With remote learning, one method that allows teachers to observe and celebrate their students' moments of learning is through shared videos. Here are two special videos shared with Mrs. Fleming, one of our Pre-elementary teachers.
Even though the stay-at-home orders are in place, our Lower Elementary students continue to connect with the community around them in a variety of creative and caring ways.
Even though one student could not celebrate his birthday in the classroom, his classmates came to him via Zoom, and they celebrated his day the Montessori Way.
When students connect to history, it increases their learning. In fourth-grade Social Studies, students are pondering on the past and recording their thoughts on FlipGrid.
Students are taking an extra step by learning at a deeper level and sharing their knowledge with their classmates.
In Middle School, students are sharing their little joys and stories of life with each other on their "Social Distancing Happy Time Videos for Everyone." Here is your chance to view some of the wonderful posts shared.
Sometimes with remote learning, you need a break from learning. In Upper Elementary, they call this a "Brain Break," and they have fun ways of taking it.
As young students learn, their special joy comes through and thanks to parents (and some students themselves), it is shared with the greater community.
When your annual trip with students is canceled, what can you do? Make it virtual!
During Pajama Storytime, I share and read books. I also create videos of the books for viewing. Recently, we had an extra special time reading together.
For Pre-elementary students, Spanish lessons moved to Zoom with the teacher and students learning together.
When given the challenge to explore museums, and recreate a piece of art, the students took it on with amazing results.
Learning Spanish through remote instruction requires adaptation, and students in Lower Elementary have done just that!
Whether it is listening to a book or doing research, the library is here for everyone!
Students bring a song to life by learning some new moves.
As part of their Cultural Connections enrichment time, fourth-grade students check-in, and recently they played a special game that helped them connect with each other.
During social distancing, birthdays can bring surprise.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students make connections between their current world of social distancing to the isolation astronauts experience in space. How are they alike and how are they different?
From Formal Friday to Heritage Friday, fourth-grade community meetings provide a meaningful way to bring students together and connect them to their world.
In the Montessori classroom and at home, Practical Life activities are an integral part of building a student's sense of being and belonging.
When the annual tradition of Founder's Day was canceled due to the COVID-19 situation, students in Lower Elementary brought it back to life in an all new way.
Are you able to name all 50 states? One student learned them via a song and names them all.
How can you share work and revise it after discussions in real-time with remote learning? Fourth-grade did it with a new online tool during Language Arts.
School is a place where young students feel safe and have comfort to learn. With physical distancing in place, the teachers sought a way to continue to build the connections.
During a regular school week, students and teachers share little joys and stories about their lives. How do you do this when you do not see each in person? Mr. K came up with a way.
How can everyone stay connected while learning? Upper Elementary found one tool that helps with both.
How do self-isolation and remote communication we are experiencing compare to that of astronauts traveling in space?
Mrs. Brand shares how the students touched her heart recently.
When a beloved event is canceled, what can you do? Keep part of it alive.
When a beloved event is canceled, what can you do? Keep part of it alive.
The balance between working from home and overseeing your child's learning presents some 'aha' moments as discussed by our own, Mrs. Sauvage.
Daily journaling allows time to reflect and capture stories of our life experience. One fifth-grade student shares his walk and observations of living in this new time of social distancing.
Highlights of remote learning mentioned by students.
How can we help students process the immense change in their lives? Teach them about and encourage them to be a primary source of information.
After lessons and work with Geometric Solids, a Pre-elementary creates an entire city with them as part of her remote learning.
In the first two weeks, students in Room 4 were busy. Watch these slideshows which highlight their learning from home.
While meeting with students using Zoom, a humorous moment takes place.
As a class, what can you do with Zoom? Have lunch, ask questions, read stories and more!
The sixth-grade Performing Art class enacted a murder mystery event via Microsoft Teams.
Two students work together to provide a lesson on the role and use of commas.
Students working and teaching each other in class is an essential component in Montessori learning. Watch this example of how it continues with remote learning.
Since students cannot attend storytime in the library, Mrs. Louthan is bringing storytime to them. Happy reading!
Part of a Pre-elementary classroom is having a group lesson and then individually completing an activity. See how this is being accomplished via remote instruction and learning.
How do you show the culmination of your knowledge? Create a PowerPoint and turn it into a movie!
Room 3 has a busy week of learning from Work Time to After the Storm project. It is all captured in this special slideshow.
If historical figures could Tweet, what would they say? Check out these examples.
Reading aloud is an integral part of learning in the classroom. So how do you do it when your students are online instead of in class This article shows one way to do it.
Math is about problem-solving and this week, fifth-grade students not only had to solve the problem, they also had to explain their thinking.
How can you show that you are learning at home? Submit photos to your teacher and come together online as a classroom.
How can you capture a week's worth of remote learning? Create a slideshow from pictures!
With the first week of remote instruction coming to a close, the sixth-grade teachers decided to have some Friday fun.
In Mezzo 2, the students are studying the United States of America, which involves a special song and making a flag.
Shapes are all around us. Mrs. Vaghul asked her Kindergarten students to find them. See how clever they were in discovering shapes at home.