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What’s Up in LE this March?

Big Snaps for Lower Elementary Poets! Lower Elementary spent March immersed in poetry. This literacy unit gave students an opportunity to study the work of Langston Hughes and Shel Silverstein, drawing inspiration to write their own poems. They focused on seeing the world through a poet’s lens and finding poetry in their everyday surroundings. While […]

Posted on March 14, 2019 in

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Upper Elementary Goes “Into the Woods”

Upper Elementary ventured “Into the Woods” for this year’s stellar UE play, which had four performances during the week of March 11-15. Kudos to everyone involved—from the songs to the sets, this production impressed.

Posted on March 14, 2019 in

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Report from MMUN: Debating Solutions to the Most Complicated Problems in the World

Under the guidance of Upper Elementary teacher Mr. Preston, eight students began meeting this fall in preparation for the Montessori Model United Nations conference. The gathering took place over February 13-16, culminating in a session at the UN General Assembly Hall. Metropolitan Montessori School had a strong presence that day: Aside from several students who […]

Posted on March 12, 2019 in

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Dishing from the Primary Kitchen: February Edition

This month’s food prep works involve a lot of patience, peeling and popping! Children have been enjoying hard boiled eggs and edamame in their classrooms. With the egg peeling work, the children learn to carefully crack the egg so they can peel off the shell before they feast on this nutritious snack! Additionally, you can […]

Posted on February 27, 2019 in

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“Into the Woods”: A Preview of this Year’s Upper Elementary Musical

This year for the much-anticipated UE play, MMS fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are performing “Into The Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, for a two-day run over March 13 and 14. Sixth grader Jospeh K. offers a preview here: “Into The Woods” is the story of a baker and his wife who find out about […]

Posted on February 26, 2019 in

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig!

The launch of LE’s continent study of Asia coincided with the Lunar New Year, providing a wonderful opportunity for three parents—Emiko, Wei, and Alison—to share different elements and traditions of this important holiday. Wei began by providing a general introduction to the Lunar New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival. The celebration typically begins with the first […]

Posted on February 22, 2019 in

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Change-Makers: LE Students Create and Play Money Math Games

Learning about money is a fixture of the Lower Elementary experience. Teachers instruct first graders in the names and values of different coins and adding like coins. In second grade, they’re learning about bills, and thinking about different combinations of coins and bills to equal a sum—so for example, “provide four different ways to make […]

Posted on February 22, 2019 in

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Ice, Ice Baby: Fifth Graders Study Water in Its Many Forms

In fifth grade science class, students have been learning about different states of water and the processes that change its state. In this piece, fifth grader Mia C. shares the experiments and projects that her class has been engaged in since last fall and into the winter months. Creating Ice Coincidentally, the day we had […]

Posted on January 31, 2019 in

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Once Upon a Time in Lower Elementary

Since returning from winter break, Lower Elementary students have been immersed in a study of fairy tales. This unit includes reading, writing, acting, directing, and even some art work! In first grade, the students have been listening to and reading fairy tales, sparking many conversations about the various common elements in fairy tales. They recently […]

Posted on January 31, 2019 in

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Comparing Cattle-Farming in Kenya and the United States

In sixth grade Global Studies, we have been learning about the benefits and problems facing the pastoralist cattle farmers in three regions in Africa. We then learned about industrialized cattle farming in the USA. Through close examination of our reading material, we found that both the Kenyans and the Americans favored each other’s systems more […]

Posted on January 29, 2019 in

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