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Gratefulness Day: Stone Soup

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Halloween Fun!

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Upstairs Curriculum Letter: November

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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

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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