THE KINGSLEY TIMES

History of Writing Activities: Lower Elementary

Feb 28, 2019 11:16:07 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in prepared classroom, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, community building, writing

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We love building community through learning and doing. One of the ways we do this is by creating occasions where students work with different teachers or in different classrooms for special projects.

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Early Childhood Montessori Assessment

Jan 24, 2019 1:23:04 PM / by Kate Kausch posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, assessment, testing

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In the Early Childhood Division here at Kingsley Montessori School, our approach to assessment depends on a thoughtfully prepared classroom environment, and formative observations by teachers throughout each day. This results in detailed record-keeping, which informs everything from what lessons to present and which classroom materials to emphasize, to how to approach goal-setting and progress reports.

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Early Elementary Astrophysics: You Read That Right

Oct 23, 2018 8:40:36 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, elementary, independent school, Montessori School, tech integration, boston, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons

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Sometimes the stars align, so-to-speak, and you can provide an immersive Astrophysics lesson to your Lower Elementary students; harnessing their interests, knowledge, and the awe-inspiring vastness of the universe.

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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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The Five Great Lessons of Montessori

Oct 2, 2018 8:56:26 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, Montessori School, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons

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The Five Great Lessons

The Five Great Lessons of the Montessori curriculum are broad, inspiring experiences shared by Lower Elementary students as they are introduced to new, abstract concepts. These lessons are narrative, impressionistic, stories that put the student right at the center of the awe-inspiring concepts being covered.

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Welcoming Steve Farley: Head of School

Sep 7, 2018 11:39:54 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, independent school, Montessori School, boston, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School

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Kingsley Montessori School is excited to welcome Steve Farley into our community as our new Head of School. We're very happy to have Steve join us, and are looking forward to working together to provide the best educational environment possible.

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Summertime at Kingsley: Week 3 Recap

Jul 24, 2018 1:17:32 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Montessori School, summer, Summertime at Kingsley, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School

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Summertime at Kingsley is open to all children ages 3-5. Join us for any of the upcoming sessions, running weekly from July 9 through the week of July 30, 2018. Check for availability here!

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Summertime at Kingsley: Week 2 Recap

Jul 24, 2018 11:41:37 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, summer, Summertime at Kingsley, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School

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Summertime at Kingsley is open to all children ages 3-5. Join us for any of the upcoming sessions, running weekly from July 9 through the week of July 30, 2018. Check for availability here!

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