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December 27, 2019

This year we in our school community we are trying something new. You may have noticed that our door postings are in English and Spanish. This a practice that we are doing to be inclusive for current and future families.That being said, we are reaching out to staff to share about a few Holiday celebrations. Below are blogs that different people shared on their family traditions. I hope you enjoy!

Chanukah -  Bernice Wahle


December 18, 2019

Dear Woodland Families, 

Woodland Montessori School is doing Elder Camp registration a little differently this year. To register for Elder Camp 2020, go to the forms page on our website and print a registration form, complete it, and return it to us with your $500 enrollment deposit (both a completed registration form & enrollment deposit are required for enrollment).

The registration form will be available to download from...

December 13, 2019

“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.”

-Maria Montessori

“The child is both a hope and promise for mankind.”

– Maria Montessori

The Montessori philosophy is deeply rooted in a foundation of peace. Dr. Maria Montessori was a

passionate advocate for women’s rights and peace. She believed our best chance at social reform was through the intentional education of the young child...

December 13, 2019

It’s the end of fall semester and we have seen so much growth in the last month: children who

are learning to use the potty, children who have learned some Spanish words (moño, 

vamanos, caballo), and one child who, according to an older sibling, “learned how to hug!”

Montessori education is education for life. We are guiding the child in their natural tendency to

develop independence in their self-help skills and participation in...

December 13, 2019

Hello from classroom four.  It was so nice to talk with most of you over the last couple of weeks.  I love hearing all the stories about your children and feel so grateful to be in their lives. The children have been enjoying all the snack donations this year.  The variety of fruits have been great for there little taste buds.  

Please take a look at your child's extra clothes bin.  With winter starting we will b...

December 13, 2019

Greetings Classroom 3 Families,

What a wonderful year it has been, when we think back to the beginning of the school year in September to now. My heart smiles to know how much our Classroom 3 friends have grown. Not only physically but mentally and emotionally. It is so important to look back and reflect on all of this years accomplishments to see how far we have come and to reset our future goals.

From toilet learning, to self-...

December 13, 2019

Thank you to everyone for connecting with us during conferences these past few weeks. We are truly grateful for such a caring and committed community of families.

Your children have been social, busy and focused with a nice variety of materials. We have added the Montessori Bells to the classroom, have been enjoying writing words/names on clipboards, building with recyclables and making paper chains. We will soon create salt d...

December 13, 2019

It was great to be able to meet with all of you during parent teacher conferences, thank you for taking the time to meet with us.

Thank you to Brooke Norsted for sharing dinosaur fossils and replicas from the Geology

Museum with Classroom 1, and for sharing the dinosaur fossil dig work. The children were

fascinated to see the actual size of dinosaur teeth and they also discovered how difficult it is to be a paleontologist. It tak...

December 13, 2019

“As soon as the children find something that interests them they lose their instability and learn to concentrate.” Maria Montessori

This begins my favorite time of the kindergartener’s year, when we start finding new things to explore together. Our classroom work becomes about their interests.   We had a day where we wondered if Anansi the Spider and Spider-man were really the same person? We determined that no they were not. W...

December 13, 2019

  • Thanks to the Ganz family (Maddy C1/K & Jack C4) for donating quesadillas for snack. 

  • Thank you, Amy and Damon (Frank C3) for donating sweet potato chips for snack. 

  • Thank you, Tristan Breedlove (Caleb T1) for donating organic goldfish for snack. 

  • Thank you, Kira Rama (Milo T1) for donating  ZDough playdough.

  • Thank you, Soumya (Yara C3) for sharing some delicious oranges and reading a...

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