TNSM Spiritwear

TNSM has new spirit wear to match our new school logo. If you’re interested in ordering something, you may check out the colors and sizes of t-shirts in the Mansion Lobby. Printed forms are also on the chair in front of the t-shirt display. T-shirts and sweatshirts (even those submitted at Harvest Moon) will be ordered Oct 25. They will be placed on your child’s coat hook during the week of Nov 11. Water bottles and magnets will be hung in a bag from your child’s coat hook this and next week. Contact Ryonen Ignatius with questions.  

Debbie Weinstein Leads Montessori Art Workshop

Debbie Weinstein led an art workshop for Montessori teachers in South Bend, Indiana – with Jennifer Frank assisting. They taught ways teachers in our preprimary program use Montessori methods to share art with preschoolers. Some of the information they shared includes:  

Day of the Dead Celebration

Saturday, November 2 5:30 PM at the Clancy’s home in Clifton We hope your whole family will join us as we joyfully celebrate All Saints’ Day, honoring and remembering loved ones who have passed. There will be celebration through food, face painting, fire-throwing performers, dancing and even a parade! If you’ve never attended this kind of event, don’t miss this festive opportunity to celebrate the circle of life. The party is outdoors, so dress accordingly. Food is provided as well as non alcoholic beverages and beer. Type of Party: Family party Price per family: $45/Family You are encouraged to invite …

Science in Motion

The 2nd and 3rd grade children were so excited to learn about the 3rd law of motion, that they asked if they could take it outdoors to continue working with the materials at recess. Click below to see the 3rd law of motion “in motion” or click this link. Click below to learn about saturating solutions or click this link. [fbphotos id=515347188551157]

It’s Not Magic. It’s Physics!

Kira Hinkle’s second and third grade class have been exploring Newton’s laws of motion and have been testing saturation points of liquids. Kira writes about her presentation of Newton’s first law of motion in a classic science demonstration that was printed in Cincinnati Montessori Society’s Fall 2013 Newsletter. Balance a raw egg on top of a toilet paper tube. Set the tube on a pie pan. Place the pan above a glass of water. Knock the pie pan and tube out of the way. With the support of the pie pan and the toilet paper tube removed, the egg drops into …

Purposeful Work or Child’s Play?

I love the beauty and value that is innate to all Montessori materials.  Whether it from a shelf provided for language, one for math, one to peak the senses or for practical life, it is a work designed with great knowledge about child development and a purpose in mind.  To the child it is play, to their potential it is a gift.   Take the trinomial cube for example, it is a work of beauty and purpose.  Beauty?  Look at it.  Purpose?  Think about it.  She is using great care to keep her space and material organized, she is working independently, …

Online Magazine Ordering Process

Congratulations everyone. We sold $12,111 worth of magazines and gift wrap this year! The school receives 50% of every sale and with so many of you participating, it doesn’t take long to add up. So far this year we’ve raised $6,055.50. If you didn’t get a chance to buy magazines and would like the chance to place an order perhaps as a holiday gift, you can still purchase a magazine until December 10, that will benefit the school.   The kids were excited to spin the wheel to see what additional prize they might win after their sale. Go to …

Spanish Class Sings Days of the Week

Second and third graders at The New School Montessori put the days of the week in the proper order while singing a Spanish “days of the week” song with teacher Ximena Flores. Notice that Ximena and the children are using many different ways of learning, including song, sign language and physical arrangement of the days of the week. Click here to watch the video or press play below.