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Physical Education at BU's FitRec Center

Jan 14, 2019 3:20:30 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Kingsley Montessori School, kingsley, boston, Montessori School, montessori, phys ed, physical education, PE, gym class, BU FitRec, Boston University, fitness and recreation center

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Kingsley Montessori provides a unique Physical Education experience for our students by partnering with Boston University and utilizing their state-of-the-art FitRec Center. Students from First through Sixth Grade travel to Boston University by bus twice a week—once for swim lessons, and once for gym class. Kindergarten students also travel to the FitRec center once per week, for gym class. 

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Alumni Lunch Community Event

Jan 7, 2019 11:39:04 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in community building, cultural learning, Montessori School, foundational decade, montessori, elementary, alumni

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Building a Strong Community

One of the things that sets Kingsley apart is the sense of community you feel the moment you walk in the door. Coming inside from the bustling streets of Boston and entering a supportive, collaborative, and fun environment is something that never gets old for our students and families.

We love providing opportunities for our community members to get together; including our alumni!

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Building Community: Reading to Younger Peers

Dec 13, 2018 1:00:01 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, elementary, Montessori School, community building

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One tradition that we cherish every year at Kingsley is when students from our upper level classes come back to visit their peers in the younger classrooms and share a favorite book with them.

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Montessori: Self-Selected Work

Dec 4, 2018 10:25:03 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Kingsley Montessori School, Montessori School, montessori

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In the Montessori classroom, students engage in independent work blocks. During these work blocks, students consult their learning plans, select the work they need, prepare their environment, and get to work. This level of independence and motivation begins at an early age for Montessori students.

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Four More Misconceptions about Montessori

Dec 4, 2018 10:24:46 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in misconceptions, myths, Montessori School, k-12, pre-k, independent school, montessori

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We've written before about the common misconceptions people hold with regards to Montessori education. The Montessori method is a complex educational framework, so it's understandable that there would be some misinformation floating around. If you're considering Montessori education for yourself or your family, it's important to have the real information.

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What Does the Research Say about Montessori?

Nov 30, 2018 12:46:30 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Kingsley Montessori School, Montessori School, montessori, pre-k, k-12

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More so than ever before, humans are researching the ways in which we teach and learn, analyzing what the most effective methods for conveying information are. Alongside, and as a result of this, humans are also developing new educational philosophies, materials, and delivery systems at an ever increasing rate. It can be difficult to keep up!

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Four Misconceptions About Montessori

Nov 30, 2018 11:29:07 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Montessori School, independent school, montessori, misconceptions, myths

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Working in a Montessori school, you hear many misconceptions about the Montessori method. A few of these misconceptions contribute to significant misunderstandings and misgivings about the Montessori philosophy! When looking at schools for your family, it's important to wade through the misinformation and base your choices on the real facts.

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Parent Child Visit Day: Community and Tradition

Nov 28, 2018 2:04:17 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Kingsley Montessori School, parents as partners, parents, family involvement, Montessori School, montessori

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Parent Child Visit Day

Each year Kingsley hosts a special event known as Parent Child Visit Day. One of the highlights of the school year, this event gives parents the opportunity to come into the classroom and not only observe, but participate in the work and learning of their children. Students proudly prepare their favorite and most important pieces of work to share with the adults in their lives, and are thrilled to have the opportunity to show off what they've learned.

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Diwali: Learning and Celebration

Nov 27, 2018 11:19:05 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in cultural learning, Montessori School, pre-k, preschool, montessori, parents

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Cultural learning is a key component of the Montessori curriculum. Students begin learning about the histories, cultures, religions, and geographic features of different parts of the world at a very young age. Learning about cultures or religions beyond your own is especially rewarding when your classmates and their families can help you learn from their own experience! 
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Family Involvement in Montessori Preschool

Nov 8, 2018 12:05:47 PM / by Doug DeMaio

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Preschool Parent Involvement

Parental and family involvement in a student's education, especially at the youngest levels, is critical for a positive, potential-filling experience in school and at home. A recent study looked into the implications of familial involvement in preschool, and how that involvement can be fostered by the school. 

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