The 3rd Grade Internship Experience

“My personality types are enterprising, artistic, and social; one of my top three skills is making scrambled eggs; and I bet Mr. Steve would be a great reference for me.” — 3rd Grader Comments such as this one abound during the launch of the Lower Elementary Year 3 Internship Program. This program is a capstone leadership and community service initiative for students in their third year of Lower Elementary. This program was designed to give students the opportunity to serve our school community outside of their classroom and introduce them to some of the experiences related to finding and holding a job. Students start the program by taking time to reflect on their skills and interests using

Innovation and Imagination at the NMS Cardboard Challenges

Last Sunday, many families from Newton Montessori School gathered together to celebrate the Global Cardboard Challenge! It was a fantastic event full of sketching, cutting, gluing, taping, and constructing. Children came with parents, siblings, and grandparents and brought their imaginations to build many variations of vehicles that stemmed from our theme of transportation. The Global Cardboard Challenge is an international event that is celebrated by children and schools around the world. It was inspired by Caine’s Arcade, a cardboard arcade that was created by a 9 year old boy named Caine. A short film about Caine’s Arcade, and his dream of having customers, was made and gained popularity

6 Fun Halloween Songs and Rhymes for Young Children

Beginner classrooms are looking forward to our annual Halloween celebration. Students and teachers (and hopefully some parents!) will dress in costume and enjoy some light refreshments in their respective classrooms. “Hidden” around the classroom will be individual goodie bags, labeled with each child’s picture, for the students to find. After refreshments, we will gather together in the gym for a division-wide song circle with Ms. Katie. The students have been busy practicing the fun, seasonal rhymes we will recite and the songs we will sing. This is a great opportunity to integrate language and music curriculum with an exploration of autumn—not to mention, it is always a special treat for

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80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

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