Rosemary’s Blog

Glen Park Montessori has an evolving, extended curriculum that allows for creativity and dynamic learning that compliments the traditional Montessori classroom works. We weave in a variety of different interests and subjects into our curriculum in order to widen the horizon of learning in our classrooms. Click here to read more.

New Afternoon Teacher: Abigail

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Afternoon Teacher: Abigail

We are so excited to introduce you to our newest Afternoon Teacher, Abigail! Please see her bio below: Hello! My name is Abigail and I am currently obtaining my BA in Child Development (with a concentration in Early Childhood Education) at San Francisco State University. For as long as I can remember, I always knew it was my calling to be a teacher. Before moving to San Francisco, I attended De Anza College and took my first Child Development classes. I felt very lucky to find that these classes further assured me that this field was for...

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Upstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter for October

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Upstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter for October

Hello GPM families,   Wow, time seems to be flying as fall is now upon us. We look forward to the change of season as well as the continued growth in the classroom. Every day is full of reflecting on past lessons, practicing those lessons, and anticipating the excitement of new challenges. It is always fun to witness the children moving about the classroom with such purpose.We continue to model grace and courtesy throughout each day. Currently we are discussing table manners and practicing mindfulness of our bodies throughout the lunch...

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Downstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter for October

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Downstairs Classroom Curriculum Letter for October

As I am sure you can imagine, these past weeks have been a whirlwind of activity and “getting to know you.” It’s tremendously exciting to be in the classroom again and I’m seeing the challenges of being removed from it. I am grateful to experience the children firsthand once again. The books and songs I’ve written for them, the projects and explorations I’ve created, were inspired by the children in my care. Out of the momentary complications of transition comes a new and exciting time to have the opportunity to focus on the...

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Downstairs Classroom: September Curriculum Letter

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Downstairs Classroom: September Curriculum Letter

Our (almost) first month of school has ended and it was a busy one! It was barely 8:15 am as one of our children arrived at school, legs covered in dirt. His dad wryly remarked that they’d made a couple of stops along the way. This moment reminded me of how I spent my childhood romping in giant piles of leaves, rolling in the grass, sitting in mud. Short of one large infestation of ticks, I survived. This Wall Street Journal article discusses the merits of dirt in children’s lives and how exposure to bacteria builds immunity. Happy...

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Upstairs Classroom: September Curriculum Letter

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Upstairs Classroom: September Curriculum Letter

Hello GPM Families, We look forward to seeing and learning about your child each day. There are many things to think about and prepare for the return of students and the school week. Just as the teachers prepare the environment and lessons for the week, we know the importance of preparing one’s self. Getting plenty of rest, eating healthy foods, and exercising help to keep our bodies and minds ready for each day. It is also helpful to talk about daily morning routines with your child. Knowing what is coming next and how to handle drop off at...

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Celebrating Life

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Celebrating Life

As we open our school year, we are reminded once again how terribly important every living and non-living thing is here on the planet we call home. We, as teachers and guardians of young children, hold a unique perspective of communicating knowledge and information in a way that will be useful, joyous, and hopefully plant the seed of stewardship. In our Extended Curriculum studies, we begin with Celebrating Life, opening our eyes and recognizing everything as equally important in the interrelated scheme of things. With our world view thus...

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Looking Forward: August

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: August

We are beyond excited to kick off the fall term by warmly welcoming our new students, their families, and our fabulous new staff members to Glen Park Montessori! Be sure to take a look at our Family Wall in the hallway to read about our new families, as well as the “Our Team” page on our website to learn more about our staff. This month our teachers will be primarily focused on demonstrating what the Montessori method is and what values it holds. Grace and Courtesy are areas we particularly value at Glen Park Montessori, which involves...

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Looking forward: July

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking forward: July

As we enter our final month of the academic school year, I can’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for the community we have created at Glen Park Montessori. I feel fortunate for the tight-knit group of parents and children who continue to make our school feel more like family. It is a joy to our entire teaching staff to build relationships with families as we have the privilege to watch the children grow into their curious, capable, individual selves together. To our graduating families, we welcome you to drop by and say hello, and we will...

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Looking Forward: May

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking Forward: May

So…dreams do come true! The lower yard is done—not without a few setbacks, like a deteriorating retaining wall, but completed and perfectly lovely. Thank you to Pacific Playground, Doug Gourley, and his great crew headed by Marlon Andrade for their time, effort, and creative input. Suppose they do tree houses? The children are thrilled with the new and unique area to explore from the padded turf to the mini climbing wall—what’s up next? We are currently looking at a company that uses sustainably harvested wood to construct play things...

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Special Guest: Violinist

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Special Guest: Violinist

We want to thank our fabulous parent volunteer for contributing her time, talent, and passion with the kiddos today by giving two performances at school!

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