What at treat to see children enjoying their work!

Preprimary Orientation is Thursday, Sept 12 from 6:30 – 8:00. Parents of preprimary students will want to be sure to attend to find out more about the educational plans for their child. Childcare is provided for children of TNSM age.   [fbphotos id=503273033091906]

6-9 students choosing the road of peace + math + timeline of life

Students in (6-9) learn about traveling the Road of Peace. Teacher Kira Hinkle shared a famous story of Black Elk and his “Medicine Wheel Vision of Peace” with the classroom. The children learned to identify the two roads Black Elk described from his vision; the Road of Peace and the Road of Difficulties. They gave examples from their own lives of when they’d found themselves on similar roads. The class discussed how it feels to be angry, frustrated or scared on the Road of Difficulties and how they could help themselves and each other to return to the Road of …

Welcoming New Staff to TNSM

We’d like to introduce and welcome (6-9) teacher Kira Hinkle to The New School Montessori community. Kira has a Bachelors degree in 6-9 Montessori education from Xavier University. She completed an internship at TNSM in 2010 (in Rosie’s Room) and worked as Community Service Coordinator at St. Ursuline for two years before joining us this fall. Kira has been a member of the AMS Executive Peace Committee since 2010 and appreciates the importance TNSM places on peace education in the classroom. Kira and her partner Al married in April of 2013 in NYC and enjoy gardening and making homemade ice cream with …

Tasting New Food at Jungle Jim’s

The elementary summer students visited Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield with $5 in their pockets to purchase whatever they wanted. It was great for the children to budget their money, make choices and pay for it themselves. When they unloaded their groceries back at school, they had a wonderful time sampling many foods from around the world. See what the kids had to say about their trip to Jungle Jim’s: There was a really funny “cereal band” on top of the seafood boat, and there were live lobsters and fish! ~ Niko Right when we walked in I thought, “This might …

What staff has been up to over the summer.

Administrative Team: Eric Dustman trekked across the United States with 6 children and Philip Theodosopolous in an RV. They had a great time showing the children the expansive midwest as they stopped here and there to see exciting sights along the way. Their last stop delivered the Theodosopolous family to their new home in San Francisco. Jeff Groh hiked part of the Appalachian Trail with his friend for a few days and vacationed with his wife and son for a relaxing week of naps, diaper changes and lovely hikes by the lake. Beth Barton vacationed at Niagara on the Lake in Ontario …

Parky’s Farm

2 eggs + 1 goat under a chair = GREAT FUN at Parky’s Farm   [fbphotos id=469272389825304]

Last Week – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: TNSM students’ Rainbow Project glass creations will be exhibited at Brazee Street Studios June 14 and July 12 from 6-9PM. Works are for sale for $10. Click Staff Blogs/Week in Review to see some of the events that happened this week. What’s the buzz? Honeybees visit TNSM Some photos from Camp Ernst 3rd grade presentations and play photos Preprimary playing in puddles Fall Orientation Packets will be mailed out mid July. It would be GREAT if you could mail or drop your completed forms by the office before school starts. (Office re-opens on August 8). THIS WEEK: Fri, …

Just singing in the rain…

Turn the washing machine dial to HEAVY; the kids might come home a bit dirty today. Who can resist playing in puddles left by a spring shower?   [fbphotos id=464557530296790]  

What’s all the buzz? Honeybees visit TNSM.

Andrew Kartal is a longtime beekeeper and friend of The New School Montessori. He enjoys visiting us each year to share his love of bees (and honey) with the non-nappers. We always invite Andrew to join us for lunch, and he stays into the afternoon giving the children plenty of time to ask questions and see the bees up close. Even Yance, our facilities manager, was lured by the buzz and had some questions of his own. [fbphotos id=464151880337355]

Action Photos from Camp Ernst

The elementary-age students have the opportunity each year to experience a high adventure YMCA camp called Camp Ernst with its jumbo water slides, kayaks, rope bridges, climbing walls, zip lines and rope swings. It’s a wonderful time for students, parent chaperones and staff to challenge themselves a bit and to get to know one another better on this 2-day and 1-night adventure.   [fbphotos id=464142290338314]