Quest Fall Festival and Open House, November 6, 2011

What a great Fall Festival and Open House we had yesterday.
A BIG thank you to all of you that helped make this event so successful for our existing families and the 19 prospective families that visited! I think we truly showed the best of Quest.

2011 Slideshow

Montessori Education Slide Show, November 3, 201

Click the link below to view a slideshow about Montessori Education and Quest

created by Paul Raymond, Head of School

Montessori Education Slide Show, November 3, 2011

Quest Spirit Week Day 5!

Spirit Week Day 5

Today was Quest Clothing/School Spirit Day capped off with an all-school field trip to Clark’s Farms for lots of fun, fall activities!

Hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin painting, huge slide, corn pit, Feeding the farm animals…and more

Click here to see the complete photo album on our Quest Facebook page!

Quest Spirit Week Day 4!

Spirit Week Day 4
Today was Crazy Hat Day…
Pictures to come

Quest Spirit Week Day 2!

Spirit Week Day 3
Today was Crazy Dress Day
…and the students didn’t disappoint!
Look closely as they launch the huge sling-shot…

Spirit Week Day 2
Everyone wore items that showed off their team spirit or something from a sporting activity they participate in.
Then the Middle School hosted relay races
for the Children’s House and Lower Elementary classes and and a soccer game for Upper Elementary!

Quest Spirit Week…Day 1!

The first ever Quest Spirit Week
kicked off with our
“Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school” day
Monday, October 24, 2011
Each class joined a parade around the gym
to show off their furry friends!

Quest Open House and Fall Festival

Please help us spread the word.
You are our best representatives!
Invite friends and family to come see what Quest is about
and to view the school…
all while having some fall fun!

Lower Elementary Goes to France

Lower Elementary Goes to France

Lower Elementary is exploring music from all around the world from now until winter break. For the first three weeks, we have been in France.

Songs

Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds (Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Feet)

Un éléphant se balançait (One Elephant Was Swinging on a Spider Web)

J’ai perdu le do de ma clarinette (I Have Lost the C of My Clarinet)

Listening

Django Reinhardt, “The Best of Django Reinhardt”

Claude Debussy, “Debussy: Images 1 & 2 and Children’s Corner”, pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Claude Debussy, “Debussy: La Mer & Prélude À L’après-midi D’un Faun”, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saëns. “The Carnival of the Animals

Eric Satie, Gnossienne, Nos. 1-3; Gymnopédie nº 1, pianist Patrick Cohen

Maurice Ravel, “Bolero”, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

All listening music is available as part of the listening library in the classroom. We listen during music lessons and the students are encouraged to listen on their own.

Books

Django 

We read this delightful book in class last week. The children were interested in Django’s story and how he came back from a horrific injury to his left hand to become one of the world’s greatest guitar players.

 The Carnival of the Animals

This book, with new verse by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrations by Mary GrandPré, has a companion CD. This will be our book for class on September 28.

 Strange Mr. Satie

Hilarious depiction of one of the first “surrealists.”

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