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A Year in Review from the Parent Association

By |May 26, 2016|

As we wrap up another school year and the anticipation of summer begins, the Parent Association would like to thank everyone who made what we do possible. To all the parents who attended or volunteered for Back to School Night, Movie Nights , Parent Mixers, Harvest Festival, Coffee & Conversations, Girls’ Night Out, and our most recent Healthy Living Festival – thank you, thank you, thank you!

We also would like to thank all the new parents who joined us this year as we planned for such great events and we hope more will come. If you want to get in on the fun and […]

Spring in the Library

By |May 10, 2016|

Spring has Sprung! During Children’s House story time, we have been reading many stories about Spring. We are discovering the world as it wakes from its winter slumber. Through our stories, students are excited to observe the wonders of a garden…seeds sprouting, buds blooming, what’s under the leaves, and down in the dirt We’ve witnessed transformations such as egg to chick, seed to flower and caterpillar to butterfly.. We have discovered a busy world of so many fascinating creatures…earthworms digging, snakes hunting, birds chirping and so much more!

Here are some of the books we have been reading and a […]

Elementary Art Show!

By |May 10, 2016|

Last week we held our annual Elementary Art Show!

The students have been working hard on their self-directed art show projects all spring!

Because each student chose their subject, materials, and method of working, there was a wide range of art on display! In class we have been working on seeing an idea through from the planning stage to finishing touches.

Take a look!

Songs in Spanish

By |May 9, 2016|

¡Una bienvenida a la primavera!

 

Toddlers and Children’s House

Is your child coming home singing something you do not recognize? Check these out with your children and sing along!

Learn Spanish Greetings – Hola Amigo – with BASHO & FRIENDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMZzGZu15vk
Sol solecito luna lunera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI4_aM8N2dA
Learn Spanish seasons and weather with BASHO & FRIENDS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7W5oKx6g2I
La finca del Tío Ramón – Uncle Ramón’s farm- Spanish for Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85mtA-weh8U
CantaJuego – El Baile de los Pajaritos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiDbc7mVvFo

 

Elementary

The Elementary Students have been working hard writing and rehearsing for their upcoming videos for TV Hispana. Filming will start next month. Among the videos there are some interpretations […]

Science in the Montessori Classrooms

By |May 9, 2016|

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” –Alfred Wainwright
In education today, there’s a forward momentum towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). There are robotics clubs, programming camps, and circuitry courses. We want our children to enter the world prepared in math and science. However, if you look to the natural world, there are so many ways for your child to become a natural scientist and mathematician.
The etymology of “science” comes from the Latin scire, “to know”, and etymologists note that it probably originally meant “to separate one thing from another, to distinguish.” Yet, in our […]

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.