Extraordinary children walk through these doors... Montessori does the rest.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Marlboro Montessori and Chicken Soup!

Why wait for the winter to have a healthy bowl of chicken soup?  The elementary students extended  their study of "Plant Kingdom" right into the kitchen!









Math and science!










Adding a monocot makes it delicious!  

 




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Peer teaching at the Marlboro Montessori Academy

The benefits of peer teaching in a Montessori classroom are enormous.  The older children gain a sense of responsibility and pride in being role models to their younger friends.  

One of the things that differentiates this type of environment from traditional schools is that each student learns to be part of a community of diversified age and culture as well as learning from one another.   








                      The Elementary students visit the younger classrooms 













Defying Gravity at Marlboro Montessori

  After one of their lessons on the formation of the universe and the solar system, the elementary children enjoyed creating "centrifugal force. "  They experimented the effects of gravity using a bucket of water!









What goes up must come down, or does it?









I love science!



Friday, September 19, 2014

Marlboro Montessori students find inspiration on the playground!

The elementary students at Marlboro Montessori find inspiration for their creative writing on the playground! It may be a fun place to run and play, however, it is also a great place to jump start a child's imagination.  Bringing the classroom outside is a just one of the joys of attending a Montessori School.  A crisp sheet of paper, a pencil, sunshine and the sounds of nature is the perfect setting for a young author's mind.


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein


 “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau


 The sights and sounds of nature can turn any story into an adventure.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Marlboro Montessori Visits The Princeton University Art Museum


The elementary students at Marlboro Montessori went on their first field trip to the Princeton University Art Museum.  Before entering the museum, the children had the opportunity to explore the campus. Princeton University was founded before the American Revolution! 


 Oval with Points, by Sir Henry Moore


The Blair Arch 

Under The Blair Arch... one of the many beautiful arches that grace the grounds



The children sit on mosaic stones that are 2000 years old.  They were imported  from Princeton University’s excavations in  Antioch 

                                                             Medusa is one of the mosaics 

Maya vase collection

                                      Does someone in this painting have two left feet?

Our tour guide explains the brush strokes used by The Impressionist, Monet


                                             


American Art
If you look closely you will see how the artist  painted the American flag in the smoke!


Surrealism


                                             The gardens near the Prospect House
tree huggers!

     It was a beautiful day for a walk on the campus and a stroll through the museum!