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.

Upstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

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Upstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

Dear Upstairs Families, ‘Tis the season for giving thanks and remembering those we are grateful for in our lives. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for our amazing parent community. Because of your help and support, it is possible to continue with our daily routines and work cycle. Weekly laundry, animal care taking, arts and craft projects, and special event volunteers are some of the many ways our parents support our classroom and school. We truly appreciate all that you do! Our upcoming December...

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Downstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

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Downstairs Curriculum Letter: December 2018

Dear Downstairs Parents, Each year I look so forward to our annual Winter Solstice Tea Party and Gift Exchange. We encourage children to veer from the habit of focusing on what they will be receiving for the holidays by instilling a sense of joy to have the opportunity to create and give gifts to those they care about. For the Gift Exchange at school, the children will draw a name from a bowl and then have the task of making a creative gift for their friend that they can enjoy and appreciate. Homemade gifts in the past included superhero...

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Gratefulness Day: Stone Soup

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Gratefulness Day: Stone Soup

This year, we celebrated Gratefulness Day a bit differently. Throughout the month of November, we read Stone Soup to the children. This story is about three strangers who arrive hungry, tired, and without food to an unknown village. One by one, the people of that town contribute an item, eventually supplying the hungry travelers with enough ingredients to feed the entire village. On Gratefulness Day, each child brought one item to school. Throughout the morning, the children helped to wash, peel, and prepare the vegetables needed for the soup....

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Halloween Fun!

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Halloween Fun!

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Upstairs Curriculum Letter: November

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Upstairs Curriculum Letter: November

Hello GPM Families, Thank you to the Upstairs parents for joining me for the parent-teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to meet with you all to discuss your child’s progress. Just as we understand the value of one-on-one lessons with each child, we also appreciate the individualized time and space to meet with you. We recognize the importance of bridging home and school life and I greatly enjoyed learning a bit more about your child by spending time with you. Therefore, we appreciate everyone for taking the time to meet as we realize that...

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New Afternoon Teacher: Abigail

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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