Upper Elementary

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Montessori Mixed-Age Classrooms

January 28, 2021

There are many elements that make Montessori education stand apart from more conventional methods. One of the most obvious is our mixed-age classrooms. Rather than grouping children by a single chronological age, our classroom environments encompass children spanning across several ages.  We find this method to be a huge benefit. Read on to learn more. […]

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Learning In Person in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Learning In-Person in the Upper Elementary Montessori Classroom

January 14, 2021

UE had an exceptional first term and took full advantage of being at school in-person for all but one week of the semester. We were busy! The children came back in September, ready to work and eager to jump back into in-person learning. In addition to their small group lessons in math, geometry, and language, […]

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Upper Elementary Science Fair

Upper Elementary Science Fair

March 5, 2020

The past 8 weeks in Upper Elementary have been busy, to say the least. In addition to your children receiving new lessons, we’ve also been preparing for the Science Fair. This is a study that happens once during the three-year cycle of the Upper Elementary program. Beginning in January, we discussed the scientific method, its […]

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An Update from Quest’s Art, Music, Physical Education & Spanish Specialists

February 13, 2020

Art Elementary continued their fibers unit this winter. Both classrooms made radial weavings with painted backgrounds, then moved on to sewing projects. Through sewing, students are strengthening fine motor skills while practicing practical life exercises such as threading a needle, completing a stitch, and tying a knot. Lower Elementary students are creating stuffed monsters from […]

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What’s Happening in Upper Elementary?

January 24, 2020

Happy New Year! After returning from a winter break, Upper Elementary picked up right where they left off in the classroom. Children were excited to return to school to finish up the final details on projects they’d been working on or were ready to present their work to their peers. Here’s a glimpse of what’s […]

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Montessori Basics: What is ‘Practical Life’?

January 14, 2020

As Montessorians we believe education is more than just academics.  We aim to nurture not only the intellect, but the development of the whole child in an effort to prepare them for all aspects of life. Practical life in Montessori begins early; you will find these activities intentionally woven into both toddler (see this weeks […]

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