Rose researched how bird eggs look different

New School Montessori 4-year-old Rose has been studying birds with her classmates. Rose chose to research how birds eggs look different, depending on what kind of bird it is. In this picture she drew a scrub fowl egg and a crow egg.

A chef in the making…

Maeve created her own salad with lettuce, peas, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, hard boiled eggs, and an olive on top 🙂

4th-6th graders learn about how temperature and air pressure interact

New School Montessori students in 4th-6th grade learned how temperature and air pressure interact. For their experiment, students placed a balloon on top of two identical bottles. One bottle was placed in hot water, and the other was placed in cold water. Almost instantly they could see that the balloon in the hot water expanded, and the balloon in the cold water collapsed. This demonstrated that hot air expands and cool air condenses.

4th and 5th grader students took an overnight field trip to Marengo Caves and other area sights

Last week, New School Montessori 4th and 5th graders took an overnight field trip to Indiana to explore Gaulbert Cox Park, the stalagmites and stalactites of Marengo Caves, Spring Mill’s Gus Grissom Memorial Museum, Pioneer Village, nature hikes and grist mill. They also took a tour of the Louisville Slugger Factory and practiced pitching and hitting at a mini batting and throwing range.

Senior Projects – May 18

Each year, New School Montessori sixth graders embark on a year-long odyssey, researching a topic of interest to them. They condense their fifteen-page papers into riveting 5-minute oral Power Point presentations. In the span of a pleasant evening you can learn about many interesting topics and characters from history. Our alumni often return to the school to support this year’s 6th graders. They’ve shared that their Senior Project experience prepared them – not only for the rigors of junior high and high school – but for writing, public speaking and the joy of learning they have experienced in their university …

Senior Projects – May 18

Each year, New School Montessori sixth graders embark on a year-long odyssey, researching a topic of interest to them. They condense their fifteen-page papers into riveting 5-minute oral Power Point presentations. In the span of a pleasant evening you can learn about many interesting topics and characters from history. Our alumni often return to the school to support this year’s 6th graders. They’ve shared that their Senior Project experience prepared them – not only for the rigors of junior high and high school – but for writing, public speaking and the joy of learning they have experienced in their university …

Students designed a community-based project that honored the Earth

Third graders Eleanor and Jemea wanted to plan a community-based project for the (6-9) students. They spent several weeks researching projects, creating a detailed supply list, composing a letter to parents and organizing materials. Their goal was to find art projects that the children could do as a team and that honored the Earth. They ended up selecting a handprint tree, reclaimed trash murals, and rock painting. This past Friday, they led their classmates in creating these beautiful projects. Their teacher Kristen Rammel commented, “It was wonderful to see all the children engaged in such a thoughtful student-led experience!”  

Cincinnati Zoo brought animal visitors that moved and grooved

Animals move in fantastic ways! An educator from the Cincinnati Zoo brought several animals to assist in his discussion of how animals move in their environments. He introduced the kindergartners to a box turtle named Leonardo and a king snake named Elvis.  Each animal is well adapted to his own environment and has different ways of moving and grooving that help him to survive. Elvis is a good snake to have around because he’ll eat any other snake – even the poisonous ones! Leonardo grooves to a different beat than the king snake, but with his protective shell he has …

Pancake Breakfast – May 12

For the past few years on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, we’ve enjoyed a hearty breakfast of pancakes, fruit and turkey sausage served by TNSM students. It’s a great opportunity to visit with friends, alumni, neighbors and other TNSM staff and parents while also enjoying a fabulous art show of students’ work. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7/ person or $25/ family.