Farmers aren’t the only ones who appreciate seeds!

Elementary farming teacher, Amber Neff, worked with the elementary students to remember our feathered friends and their winter challenge of finding food. Students created bird feeders using glue guns and left-over plastic containers. They also used net from potato and mandarin orange bags to create seed/suet feeders to hang in the trees. Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.

No school Wed, Jan 30

TNSM we will be CLOSED tomorrow due to further research on the potential dangers for even brief moments of exposure to predicted temperatures. Considering CPS and all surrounding Independent Schools (7hills, Mercy Montessori, Xavier Lab School) are closed we hope this is not an inconvenience for our families. Be safe and we will see you on Thursday.

Closed Wed, Jan 30

TNSM WILL be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to dangerous temperatures. Be safe and we will see you on Thursday.

TNSM Closed on Wed, Jan 30

TNSM WILL be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to dangerous temperatures. Be safe, and we will see you on Thursday.

Kindergartners took learning about penguins into their own hands.

There are 26 different kinds of penguins. Kindergartners in the North Room each chose a penguin type to learn about and to paint. The children made a life-size painting of their penguin and wrote a few sentences about their penguin’s unique properties. You can see their Yellow-eyed, Little, Emperor, Gentoo, Chinstrap and Royal penguins hanging out in the hallway off the kitchen. They’re so lifelike, it’s easy to imagine them begging for food scraps from Chef Audrey when no one is looking.  

Auction Info – Mar 16

2019 Auction & Gala Saturday, March, 16 at 6 p.m. Sleepy Bee Cafe Downtown and Aster 8 E 4th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202   We hope you’ll join us for a wonderful party where we’ll gather with current and past staff and parents, adult alumni and friends for a fun-filled evening. We are so grateful to The New School Montessori community for their enthusiasm and generosity toward TNSM. Please talk to the businesses you frequent about donating to the auction, asking for the kind of donations YOU would like to bid on.   Click the following links to: Donate a community party Donate …

Birding skills honed

Blue jays, robins, cardinals, chickadees. Preprimary students have become avid birdwatchers and budding ornithologists as they focus their binoculars on birds visiting the Preprimary Woods. While indoors, students study bird songs and bird nests, marveling at the savviness  of these creatures and their nest-building skills.  Students showcase a bit of their own resourcefulness as they repurpose orange-rind cups as receptacles to be filled with birdseed to be strung in the trees along with garland-threaded popcorn and dried cranberries. The children have been learning a lot about birds – even creating a sequencing work that shows a bird’s life cycle. They …

Students used lemons and potatoes in making their own batteries

For their study of electricity, students in (9-12) learned how batteries work and created their own natural batteries using lemons and potatoes. Students connected everything together with leads, alligator clips, a zinc nail and a copper penny or copper nail.  This allowed the acidic juices (electrolytes) to allow the electrons to flow through the wires until it reached a small light at the other end. Teacher Nancy Buchman loved watching her students’ faces light up when the bulb lit up.          

Remembering Mary Oliver

Hello Friends,   Last year during our 6th grade graduation ceremony I read a poem by Mary Oliver that ends, “tell me what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” They all kind of giggled. I understood. It’s a big question. Especially for a group of super excited 12 year-olds all dressed up in ties and dresses wondering when they can meet up afterward for ice cream, unaware they are even participating in a life that is finite, wild and precious. But I couldn’t resist. It was impossible to look at them and not be filled …

6th graders calculated pi, measuring circumference and diameter with yarn

In math the 6th graders investigated the relationship between the diameter of a circle and the circumference.  Using various circular classroom items, they first used a piece of yarn to measure the diameter, and then they figured out how many diameters fit in one circumference.  They discovered that there are about 3 1/7 or 3.14 diameters in the circumference.  This measurement of Pi actually goes way back to the Babylonians who calculated Pi about 4000 years ago!