Posts Tagged ‘Montessori Elementary’

Indoor Recess Again at Montessori !

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Well, it’s that time of year where the temperature dips down below 10 degrees Farenheit and Norfolk Public School’s elementary students must stay indoors.  That is exactly what the Montessori students did.  Although, it may look a little warmer outside with the sun shining off the snow, it’s frigid with these Nebraska winds.  So, what’s a student to do??? Time to bring out some games and puzzles.  These are things that not many families take time or have time to do much of anymore.   It also adds a little variety to the recess time in addition to maybe going to the gym.  Plus we all know and hope for warmer temperatures in the near future! IMG_6787 IMG_6782 IMG_6599 IMG_6597


Montessori Elementary Hosts Science Day

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Montessori Elementary at the Lincoln School hosted Science Day on Tuesday, March 21st. Project Problem Solve, funded by Big Red Keno, brings in a number of different school science projects to be solved or to try to solve. The activities ran throughout the day and students from other local elementary schools came to take part. There was a special evening session set up  for parents and children to come and see what was in the works, as well.  The whole day was filled with fun hands-on projects.  Students enjoyed  activities including wood-working, hover crafts (Newton’s law), robotics, balloon skewers, and sound & light waves to name some of the fun things to try.



Hard Work Fitness, With A Little Fun!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016



Being physically fit is not always easy. Matter of fact, it can be hard work for some. The basic exercises get easier and easier as the year goes on for some students in PE class. However, not every one likes to run laps around the gym or do push-ups, sit-ups and jumping jacks. Sometimes the first day of this is just as hard as the last day. The reward? Get done with the basic stuff, then have a little fun. Learning how to play some new games or using new equipment helps to make  staying   in shape FUN!  And by the way, the scooters are a great abdominal & leg exercise

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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.


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!


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.


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.


Exploring It With the Explorit Center Assembly

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Montessori Elementary and NPS Preschool Students attended a science assembly brought to them by the Edgerton Explorit Center. They learned about gases around us & the shape it takes, electricity & circuits, and fun with bubbles. The assembly kept the students wondering what would happen next.


Montessori Students Giving During This Special Season

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The Norfolk Public Montessori Elementary students showed the local food pantry what they could do by having a food drive within their school.   Once the food was collected, with the supervision of their teachers, the students packed their backpacks or bookbags and carried their donations to Norfolk’s Food Pantry.   The weather was a bit chilly but, the students toughed it out to make the delivery and help stock some shelves with approximately 400 items.  The students all agreed that although it was cold outside,  the the warmth they felt by giving definitely outweighed the coldness.


A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The NPS Montessori kindergarten class had the perfect day to visit Poppy’s Pumpkin Patch.  What was a chilly and cloudy morning, made way for a sunshiny afternoon.  And, when the sun shines, everyone has a great day!