Montessori Matters - Reading Matters!

Montessori Matters - Reading Matters!

Montessori Matters - Reading Matters!
By SJMS Librarian Jessica Appel

At school, students are encouraged to read daily. But reading at home is where the real practice happens. “The amount of free reading done outside of school has consistently been found to relate to growth in vocabulary, reading comprehension, verbal fluency…” (Cullin, 2000, p.3). Click here for more details. Developing home reading habits with good reading role models (parents and siblings) will help your child develop better reading skills, and will push them along the path to becoming a lifelong reader. 

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Montessori Matters - Storytelling: The 5 Great Lessons

Montessori Matters - Storytelling: The 5 Great Lessons

Montessori Matters - Storytelling: The 5 Great Lessons
By SJMS CH1 Teacher, Jessika Casey

The 5 Great Lessons are: 
1. The Story of the Universe (God Who Has No Hands) - the prelude to Geology, Geography, Astronomy, Physics, and Chemistry studies.  
2. The Coming of Life - the prelude to Biology, Zoology, and Botany.  
3. The Story of Humans - the prelude to Biology, Archeology, History, and Art studies. 
4. The Story of Language - the prelude to Ancient History, Culture, and Language Arts.  
5. The Story of Numbers - the prelude to  Ancient History, Culture, and Mathematics. 

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Grandfriends’ Day 2019

Grandfriends’ Day 2019

Montessori Matters: Grandfriends’ Day 2019
By SJMS Director of Development, Melanie Steadman

Grandfriends’ Day is one of our most special days at SJMS.  Our students look forward to sharing their school with their special friends and our special friends are able to get a glimpse into our students’ daily lives.  The day is filled with smiling faces and excitement that creates happy memories for everyone involved.

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Montessori Matters - Culture Geography

 Montessori Matters - Culture Geography

By SJMS Teacher Becky Tanner

Through the study of geography, students gain an appreciation of the beauty of the world and the interdependence of the living things that inhabit the earth. Geography thus involves studying not only the topography of our earth but also its diverse people. This dual characteristic of geography makes the study of geography complex. To simplify things, the study of geography is usually broken into two parts: physical and cultural. Let’s take a closer look at the cultural aspects of Geography today!  

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