Hour of Code

Coding is shaping our future. The Hour of Code is an initiative that happens through code.org, a website that helps people of all ages learn how to code and program computers, laptops, and other things that are technology based. The Hour of Code is something that the 2nd-6th graders at our school did this week. Our technology teacher, Mr. Paul helped us and led this program. We coded our own games with code bars. There were many different games, some easy and some hard. When we coded the games on code.org we ran into many problems that we had to solve in order to go to the next level of coding. This problem solving is one reason why coding is important and why we started learning to code i

Primary Classrooms Celebrate The Holidays With Annual Book Exchange

Each year the Primary classrooms celebrate the holiday season by sharing in a delicious breakfast as well as gifting books to one another. Over the years we have found this to be a highly anticipated and enjoyed event by the children and teachers! There are many benefits of this event that relate to our Grace and Courtesy curriculum (and some that are just for fun!). Within the Montessori Grace and Courtesy lessons, children learn tools to use when navigating social friendships and strengthen skills to collaborate with others. Here is a list of a few of the skills taught: Greeting or saying goodbye to another person Accepting or declining an invitation Accepting help Asking permission Excusi

How We Prepare Students For An Ever-Changing World

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” —Albert Einstein I think most people will agree that our world is changing faster than ever—new technologies shed light on new information and offer solutions to problems that we could not have imagined just a decade ago. So in many ways, we are not using the same thinking or skills to tackle the obstacles we face. Given this rate of change, how are we to prepare our students for a future that is so dynamic? Design Lab teacher, Paul Zmuda, teaches a unit on Lego Robotics; students gain skills in coding. The book Four-Dimensional Education (2015, by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling, and Maya Bialik) describes th

Featured Posts

Recent Posts


Search By Tags

Wellan Montessori School

80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

Fax: (617) 969-4430


SOCIAL-ICONS white-09.png
SOCIAL-ICONS white-08.png
SOCIAL-ICONS white-07.png
SOCIAL-ICONS white-06.png


Wellan Montessori School is a non-profit school which admits students of every race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or political beliefs to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students of the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political views.