THE KINGSLEY TIMES

Alumni Lunch Community Event

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

Oct 19, 2018 8:27:44 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, foundational decade, k-12, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School

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Celebration of Life

Many Montessori institutions, including Kingsley Montessori, celebrate student birthdays with a celebration of life ceremony known in the classrooms as The Birthday Walk. The Birthday Walk gives students an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the life and growth of their classmate, in a positive, collaborative way.

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Head of School Classroom Visits

Oct 5, 2018 12:47:49 PM / by Steve Farley posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, foundational decade, elementary, independent school, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School

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Mr. Farley's Fall Insights

This segment was originally published in the Oct. 4, 2018 edition of the Kingsley Bulletin (Kingsley Montessori School's community newsletter).

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Cultural Learning in Elementary

Oct 3, 2018 8:59:07 AM / by Patrick Davis posted in montessori, foundational decade, elementary, critical thinking, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons, cultural learning

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This article originally appeared in Kingsley's Spring 2018 issue of The New Kingsleyan . Written by Kingsley Lower Elementary Teacher Caroline Locke and Upper Elementary Teacher Patrick Davis.

Kingsley's Cultural Curriculum

As anyone who knows an elementary student can attest, two of the most frequent questions that they ask are: why and how? “Why do the days get shorter in the fall?” “Why are whales mammals and not fish?” “Why are there so many different countries in the world?” “How big is the sun?”

The move from Preschool to Elementary indicates a remarkable shift in a student’s perspective of the world. During the first six years of life, a child is only aware of oneself and one’s immediate environment. As children enter the second plane of development and Elementary school, they begin to connect more meaningfully to society and expand their consciousness of the world beyond them.

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Kingsley Core Values: The Foundational Decade

Jun 26, 2018 3:09:23 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, foundational decade, foundational decade of learning, k-12, pre-k, elementary, independent school, independent

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Kingsley Montessori School has three Core Values that guide our educational approach, and help shape our school culture. We believe that these values are central to creating the best place to grow and learn.

Kingsley Core Values

  • The Foundational Decade of Learning
  • Parents as Partners
  • Know Every Child

The first of these values, The Foundational Decade of Learning, serves as the backdrop for everything we do at Kingsley.

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Kingsley Core Values: Know Every Child

Jun 26, 2018 3:08:49 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, foundational decade, k-12, pre-k, elementary, independent school, independent, know every child, parents, Montessori School

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Kingsley Montessori School has three Core Values that guide our educational approach, and help shape our school culture. We believe that these values are central to creating the best place to grow and learn.

Kingsley Core Values

  • The Foundational Decade of Learning
  • Parents as Partners
  • Know Every Child

At Kingsley knowing every child as an individual learner is central to our mission. By knowing every child, we can channel their natural curiosities to create passionate, independent learners.

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Map Work throughout the Foundational Decade

Feb 22, 2018 3:22:01 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, foundational decade, k-12, independent school

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Themes and routines play important roles in the life of a Montessori student. Throughout the levels, work becomes more complex, detailed, and demanding, as students reach for different and more challenging works and materials.

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Foundational Skills: Order, Coordination, Concentration, Independence

Feb 9, 2018 11:41:11 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in toddler, preschool, foundational decade, foundational decade of learning, Montessori School

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Setting the Foundation

The Early Childhood environment is the first stop in the Foundational Decade, from ages two through twelve. It sets the groundwork for future learning, by developing the requisite skills for more complex tasks. Toddler and Three-to-Six classrooms nurture and refine developmentally appropriate skills based on the basic Montessori principles for learning: order, coordination, concentration, and independence–or "OCCI."

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