Understanding the importance of exploration

Hello, Friends. As Montessori educators or staff working within a Montessori culture, we understand the importance of exploration. As teachers, we have been trained to set up our environments in a way that encourages discovery through exploration. Our role is to prepare, prepare, prepare, and “then follow the child.”  In Catherine McTamaney’s book, A Delicate Task: Teaching and Learning on a Montessori Pathway, she shares that a teacher’s role is not, “to direct the exploration, but rather to carry the equipment and check the supplies. Our work is to scout, to observe, to inform, but ultimately to follow the child. …

Students clear honeysuckle from their pollinator forest garden

The New School Montessori’s farming teacher Alexa Abner (through Skool Aid​) led the elementary children in a week of removing invasive bush honeysuckle from their pollinator forest garden. The newly cleared area of the forest has plenty of useful trees and plants which no longer compete for sunlight and other resources. They may add a few new fruit trees in the eradicated areas. TNSM farmers each found their niche, whether it was removing the growth, breaking larger branches down to create more surface area for the composting process, or adding the broken-down material into their first “terrace.” The terrace is …

Students review the rules for making nouns plural

Do you know the spelling rules for making nouns plural? When do you add s, es, change the y to i, or when does the noun stays the same? If you’d like a review, stop over to the Annex to ask these 4th graders for some help.

Annual Giving 2017-18

Your generous gift will enable us to maintain and build upon our unique culture and dynamic programming. Your support matters as we continue to grow in enrollment and meet the challenges of preparing children to walk with confidence, compassion and grit. To make an online donation or pledge, please fill out the form below. You may also send a check to: The New School Montessori 3 Burton Woods Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Call (513) 281-7999 with questions. Your support of the children and mission of The New School Montessori is greatly appreciated. Thank you. The online donation form below sometimes …

Annual Giving 2017-18

Your generous gift will enable us to maintain and build upon our unique culture and dynamic programming. Your support matters as we continue to grow in enrollment and meet the challenges of preparing children to walk with confidence, compassion and grit. To make an online donation or pledge, please fill out the form below. You may also send a check to: The New School Montessori 3 Burton Woods Lane Cincinnati, OH 45229 Call (513) 281-7999 with questions. Your support of the children and mission of The New School Montessori is greatly appreciated. Thank you. The online donation form below sometimes …

TNSM Rocks Karaoke

The New School Montessori invites you to attend an evening of karaoke for adult alumni, current parents, staff and friends.  The event takes place at The Northside Tavern with a live karaoke band and no longer includes a fundraising element. Invite your friends for an evening of fun! SHOWCASE KARAOKE – Anyone (or group) interested in singing in the showcase portion of the evening (beginning around 8:30 or so) will be in the running to be the distinguished winner(s) and holder(s) of the TNSM Rock bedazzled karaoke trophy for the year. OPEN KARAOKE – Once the winner has been selected, …

Students designed acorn art to be discovered at our Harvest Moon Festival

Students took a day to make acorn art (a variation on “painted rocks” sometimes hidden around neighborhoods and festivals). Each student marked an acorn with a meaningful symbol. Some symbols represented were peace signs, bird, eyes, flower, spirals, yin and yang, and the sun. What a hopeful group of future leaders! The acorns were then decorated to stand out, they will be scattered around our Harvest Moon Festival this weekend for our families to discover and enjoy.

The farming class is harvesting

Alexa Abner, our farming teacher with Skool Aid reports: Our lettuce is sprouting! Perennial chives are making a comeback! And chokeberries and buckeyes were harvested from the pollinator forest garden.

Taco, the bearded dragon, visited students in (9-12)

Charles brought in Taco, the 5 month-old bearded dragon, to visit the Annex students. Charles enjoys having Taco sit on his shoulder and crawl around his room. It will be interesting to see how big taco gets over the years.

New School families are invited to participate in BLINK Community Light Parade organized by ArtWorks

BLINK, October 12th – 15th 2017, is expected to be one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation. The four-day event will feature large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, urban artscapes, media light and interactive art in Cincinnati, OH. BLINK will span 20 city blocks, from Cincinnati’s Banks to Findlay Market. Food and beverages will also be available. BLINK is free and open to the public. BLINK kicks off with a community art parade on its’ opening night, Thursday, October 12th. Artists, schools and community members are invited to join. The parade will begin at Findlay Market at dusk (around 7:15 pm) and go to …