At the beginning of the year the teachers in each Lower Elementary class shared Montessori’s First Great Lesson: The Beginning of the Universe and the Earth. The Lower Elementary North students had the opportunity to work with some of the experiments from the lesson about the formation of the Universe and the Earth.
International Peace Day
In preparation for International Peace Day on Friday, the students in Lower Elementary North listened to a story about peace and shared ideas about what peace means to them. Afterward they each wrote one idea on a clothespin that they colored. This was the first of many peaceful discussions.
The Lower Elementary North students spent the first week of school discussing what type of rules are important to their community. As a group, they talked about respect and what that means in relation to their different ideas and rules. Once they consolidated the ideas, each student signed their Class Constitution with a feather quill and ink.