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Exchange Student Visited Montessori Elementary

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Montessori students were pleased to welcome Jason Chan, a local exchange student.  Jason is attending school at Norfolk Catholic High School, but took time out of his school day to visit with NPS’ Montessori Elementary students.  He told them about where he lives & his family in Hong Kong, what schools are like there, how long it took to get to Norfolk, Nebraska and the route he traveled.  Jason had lots of interesting facts to tell, along with lots of questions to be answered from students.  It is always interesting to learn from people that come from a different part of the world.DSCN3773 DSCN3774 DSCN3770

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“Snow” Much Fun at Montessori

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Montessori students were ready to get back to school after having an unexpected day off with the holiday break.  Not only were they glad to see their classmates and teachers, but also glad to see SNOW!!!!!     Bundling up for the cold recesses is much more worth it when there is snow-fun to be had! DSCN3794DSCN3793DSCN3792DSCN3798DSCN3800

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Montessori 3rd & 4th Graders Visit the Zoo!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

It wasn’t just a regular day for the Montessori 3rd & 4th Grade Classrooms.  Recently they had a full day of FUN LEARNING!  These classrooms took a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.  Excitement of the bus trip brought on anticipation of the long-planned trip to the zoo.  Each student did research on different animals before the trip.  This included animal habitats and diets along with many other interesting facts.  And no trip to the zoo is complete without many pictures taken, and  a visit to the PENGUINS!IMG_0029 7402243_orig 4346541_orig 7606635_orig IMG_0019 IMG_0039 IMG_0035

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Montessori 3rd Graders Visit Fire Simulator

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The 3rd Graders from Montessori Elementary got to experience the fire simulator at the Norfolk Fire Station.   This unit is set up to simulate a fire in a home. Students are taught what to do if this happens and how to get out safely.  They also got to see parts of the paramedic units and learn how equipment is used.  Perfect for the Fire Prevention Week!  A big THANK YOU to the Norfolk Fire Fighters for keeping us safe!IMG_0014 IMG_0017 IMG_0020 IMG_0022 IMG_0025 (1)

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Autumn Comes to Mrs. Vanness’ Class

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Well, its almost here.  You can feel it in the air.  Autumn!!!   Mrs. Vanness’ class is taking this opportunity to decorate for the season by creating colored Autumn leaves.  Her students will hang the leaves throughout the classroom as a reminder of the beautiful colors of nature that come out at this time of year.DSCN3629 DSCN3633 DSCN3635 DSCN3640 DSCN3631

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Montessori Studies the World

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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Montessori classrooms study the world, but each in their own way.   On any given day you might see a punch map being done by one student and a packet by another.  Maybe not right now, but later in the school year, each kindergartner will be able to tell you all the oceans and continents of the world.  Then, little by little with each grade level, more is added to this.  Whether it’s a map labeled with countries, oceans, states and territories  or 8 page packets with questions to be answered, knowing parts of the world makes for a “World Class Tour”.

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Learning Being Different Is OKAY !!!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Some Montessori students were recently visited by the Norfolk Panthers JOOI Club along with leader Mark Clausen. The third graders from Montessori took part in an activity that was presented by the JOOI club regarding understanding, compassion and acceptance of others no matter what their differences may be. This activity was presented along with the book, Zink the Zebra. The spotted zebra helped the Montessori students be able to visualize a difference from other zebras. But, it also taught them to be able to accept and respect others for their differences.

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Packing Mercy Meals with Montessori

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Montessori students had a coin drive for Norfolk’s local Mercy Meals. So after raising enough money to pack over 11,000 meals, what do you do? Well, you go pack meals! And, that is exactly what some Montessori students and parents did. Available individuals representing the Norfolk Public School’s Montessori Elementary met at the local Mercy Meals location and packed meals. It was a wonderful experience knowing that the meals they had packed would go to help with feeding families in need.   Some of the students stated that it was tough at times, but it was also very rewarding.  This was just an all around feel-good experience for everyone involved from the coin drive to raise money for meals, to actually taking part in packaging the meals.  Thanks for all your support Montessori Elementary students and parents!

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Setting a Goal…and Passing It

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Montessori Elementary students at Lincoln School had fun with a little challenge this week. Between each classroom (Kindergarten through 4th Grade) they had a coin drive to see which class brought the most. Money collected will be donated to Mercy Meals. Each day of the week had a certain coin assigned:  Monday was for pennies, Tuesday for nickels, Wednesday for dimes, Thursday for quarters and Friday was for dollar bills of any amount. Daily money leaders were announced, which made for lots of cheers to be heard throughout the school building. And yes, dollar bills are not coins, but it was well worth including Friday because the school surpassed their goal of raising $1,000 and actually raised $1,395.22. When all is said and done, this amount of money will pay for over 11,000 meals. Way to go Montessori students!!! Although all the students are winners, Mrs. Marsden’s kindergarten class raised the most money.

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What’s Colder Than Norfolk?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The Montessori 3rd Graders are back to school and studying hard. At this time of the year their teacher, Mrs. Shoemaker, likes her students to find out “What is colder than Norfolk?” Although, 3rd graders are just back from the holiday break, they can tell you. “That would be Antarctica; reaching as low as -135.8° F.” as one of them stated.

The Montessori 3rd Graders will study and learn facts about each continent throughout the school year. Pictured are some students doing computer research of Antarctica animals.

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