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What’s New in Music Class?

By |April 26, 2016|

The Lower Elementary classes are working hard on our song for Grandfriend’s Day! We are very excited to share this song with you at the event on May 6, 2016. In addition, each class has been putting the finishing touches on their original songs which will premiered on May 5 during the Art Show. Each class has come up with such a unique song! Lastly, we have been reviewing our rhythms that we learned at the beginning of the year to make sure they fresh in their minds!
The Upper Elementary classes are extremely excited about our new endeavor, learning […]

Spring Community Service Day

By |April 25, 2016|

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

 

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the students of Greenspring Montessori School banned together on some big works for our campus! Older students paired with younger Peace Buddies to work in the gardens, clean up the classrooms, and create a special surprise for our upcoming Grandfriends’ Day!

This time gave our Elementary and Adolescents a time to work outside and direct some younger Toddler and Children’s House friends. Our younger students were so proud of the work they […]

Introduction to Spring Sports in P.E. Class

By |April 25, 2016|

In P.E. class, we have managed to sneak outside for some spring sports with elementary and adolescent classes. Each level has tried it’s hand at lacrosse and baseball. It has been fun to adjust the game of baseball to match the differing developmental levels of our students, like batting from a tee or from a pitch. And just today, we played in the field with buckets instead of gloves to attempt to catch balls hit by the opposing team. It sure evens the playing field for everyone.

The Children’s House classes have been working on their tumbling technique and safety, […]

Spanish Enrichment Guide Position

By |April 19, 2016|

Spanish Enrichment Guide
Spanish teacher position with Greenspring Montessori School in Baltimore, MD

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and inspiring Spanish Teacher (guide) to work with small groups of students in our Montessori classrooms, from toddlers through eighth grade.

Qualities of the ideal candidate:

Bilingual Spanish/English
Self-starter
Well organized planner
Strong writing and communication skills (English)
Comfortable with hands-on teaching
Flexible and able to adjust teaching to meet the changing needs of the group
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Three years or more teaching experience preferred

This is a full-time, ten month position that begins August 2016. The salary range is from $20 – $25/an hour, depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, short and long-term […]

Making Videos for Elementary Spanish

By |April 12, 2016|

In our Lower and Upper Elementary Spanish classes, we are working on news interviews!

Take a look at these previews, and stay tuned for the completed projects.

Adolescent Program Group Sculpture

By |April 12, 2016|

This spring in Creative Expressions with the Adolescent Program we have been working on a group sculpture. They chose our school mascot, Monty the Montessori Mustang, as their subject matter.

We began with a pvc pipe armature and built on top of it with paper and masking tape. We are almost ready to begin covering the form with plaster. The last step will be to paint and seal our sculpture. We are hoping to find it a nice home some where on the campus grounds, so be on the look out!

See our Adolescent Presentations

By |April 5, 2016|

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, our Adolescent Community welcomed parents, friends, and Greenspring staff to their Igniting Voice presentations.

During their second trimester of the year, our adolescent students have been working hard on projects in human rights, engineering, poetry, and art.

Guests started the morning with breakfast and a Gallery Walk to view students’ creative expression projects, screen printing, and a collaborative immigration mural.

Students then shared performance poetry, including found poems on human rights, details on their chosen “Guardian Poets,” and their own original poems, recited from memory.

The adolescents then proceeded to present infomercials on their chosen engineering projects. The […]

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Toileting Policy for Toddler and Children’s House Students

By |April 5, 2016|

We require that students entering the Children’s House (ages 3-6) be independent in self-care, including toileting.  For our younger students, toileting independence can be big work!
Why is toileting independence important for our Children’s House students?
In our experience, we find that children who are not toilet-learned are not quite ready for the larger class size in our Children’s House classrooms.

Our Children’s House classrooms generally have about 24 students in them. The Guide is giving lessons to individual and small groups of children all day. (Her goal is 20-25 lessons a day!) The classroom assistant is supporting the “flow” of the classroom, […]

Greenspring Community Connection – Our Spring Magazine!

By |March 30, 2016|

We are excited to introduce the Greenspring Community Connection – our new annual publication featuring articles and stories from our guides and community members.

View the full magazine here or stop by our front desk for a copy!

Art in the Montessori Classrooms

By |March 30, 2016|

Art in the Montessori Classroom
An Essential Part of the Child’s Work
Written by Michelle Dickson-Feeney, Art Enrichment Guide
www.michelledickson.com

rt is an essential component of learning in Montessori classrooms. In each classroom there are dedicated art shelves ensuring students always have access to art materials for creative expression. We are focused on providing our students with the skills, materials, and exposure to art that they need in order to express their creativity at their own pace and level. From Toddlers to Adolescents, you will see students naturally turning to art in response to what they are learning and studying in other lessons. […]