We have 7th Grade!
Well, it's official! We have a seventh grade starting this all! We're so excited for this endeavor. The 7th and 8th grade years encompass a time of rapid growth and change in the early adolescent. In response to the developmental needs of this age group, The Montessori School of BG Middle School Curriculum is adapted from the research of Elisabeth Coe, PhD in Development Psychology, the writing of Dr. Maria Montessori, and current learning theory. The National and Ohio model for courses of study were developed into a holistic, developmentally-appropriate program.
The program seeks to empower adolescents by encouraging both individual responsibility and cooperative skills.
A final order of Spirit Wear is going in before the end of school. CLICK HERE for the proofs. CLICK HERE for the order form. These will also be going home in cubbies/mailboxes.
Jump Rope for Heart
Results: $608 raised
Proceeds go to funding research as well as educational and advocacy programs for the American Heart Association. Thank you!
Among other events this summer, mark your calendar for:
Outdoor Summer Meet-Ups (Playdates)
Parents and students are invited to meet up at MSBG each Tuesday for play and a picnic lunch. Older kids will enjoy games like Swedish and four square while younger ones can play on the playground. All kids can explore the nature trail, water the garden, and even harvest produce as it ripens!
Age range: EC, Lower, Upper
Parents must accompany kids
Daily sessions begin with chess puzzles designed to peak student interest and transition into the lesson of the day. Students are taught tactics and strategies for openings, mid-games and the endgame that give them the advantage.
Camp staff provides snacks and beverage to students mid-morning and students are encouraged to stretch their legs on our playground, soccer field or try their hand on the
chess camp’s Giant Chess Set!
Dates: June 17-21
Instructors: Jim Van Vorhis, Erick Horn, and Josh Bittner
Musikgarten Mixed-Aged Family Class
Age range: Birth-5
Dates: Mondays (6/10, 6/17, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22)
Dates: Tuesdays (6/11, 6/18, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23)
Instructors: Susan West
Students of all ages and abilities will benefit from personalized time with a Montessori-trained teacher during the summer months. Your child can work to improve math,language, and/or fine motor skills while staying connected to school and maintaining the progress he or she has made during the year.
Age range: EC, Lower, Upper
Dates: By appointment
Times: One-hour sessions
Fee: $20 per session
Remember to save your used fall/winter children's clothing to contribute to Community Closet at the end of this summer! Contact Chelsea Cloeter with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Susan: Singing Games
Singing Games are a delightful way for you and your child to make music with your class-mates. They are a joyous way to experience melody, rhythm, and form (the organization of the music). Many singing games take on the shape of a circle, providing both you and your child the sense of community and energy that comes from being part of a group. Also, because circle dances are part of our history, both our collective history as a culture and many of our personal or family histories. When we engage in circle dances with our children we are passing down a treasured tradition from one generation to another. In our classes we've been working on The Mulberry Bush as our most recent singing game.