Pi Day is always a favorite holiday in Elementary, and not just because we love pie! This week, students enjoyed a daylong celebration of math in honor of March 14th.

We started the day by learning about the number pi and its relationship to the circumference of a circl...

Snack time in Beginners is often a highlight of the children’s day.  While the children are typically motivated to join snack because of the appealing food choices, snack time also offers them the opportunity to develop and expand upon an extensive array of skills....

 

Spanish, Music, Library, Drama, Art, PE, Design Lab—at NMS, we name these classes Specials, and with good reason.

What’s so special about Specials?

Ask your child what they like most about school. Answers might include “seeing my friends!,” “doing my work,” “having grea...

On Thursday, February 16, NMS joined a global community of readers in a celebration of stories and books. The non-profit LitWorld organized this day to “mobilize children and adults from around the world to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to al...

Take a moment and think about your daily routines.

  • How do I prepare for my day?

  • Do I have strategies for staying alert during long meetings?

  • How do I relax and regroup before time with family in the evenings?

Now think about these questions from the poin...

Upper Elementary students performed the musical “A Kid’s Life” for their peers, teachers and parents just a few weeks ago. There were many songs, transitions, props, and lines to remember! How did they manage to make all of this happen over the course of 35 minutes?! T...

Sawubona! Jambo! As-Salaam-Alaikum! Bonjour! Hello!

Did you know that there are an estimated 1500 – 2000 different languages spoken in Africa? This is just one of the amazing facts that Elementary students learned during our study of this diverse and fascinating contin...

Parent-Teacher conferences are just around the corner! A frequently raised topic of conversation is toilet learning. Even before your child transitions to underpants, there are a number of practices you can implement in preparation for the process. These include:

  • Ch...

Learning is a complex process involving cognitive, physical, and emotional development. How do NMS teachers measure students’ progress and achievement, taking all of this into account?

Observation and detailed record keeping are two crucial starting points. As teachers...

Primary teacher Ashley McLean has been integrating labyrinth activities into the classroom to teach children mindfulness and self-calming strategies. On Saturday, she led a session on this topic at the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts conference. Here are some highl...

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