Category 'General News'

15
May

Canada’s Next Generation of Young Artists

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  On Sunday, April 23rd, 32 students from OMS Montessori had the unique opportunity to experience “life as an artist.” With the talented guidance of Gordon Harrison, a renowned Canadian Landscape artist, these students were given the opportunity to participate in their very own art exhibit entitled, “From Sea to Sea.” “(This project) was created […]

3
Mar

Thoughts on Education: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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In the middle of the twentieth century, a few scientists began to discover that humans have a third drive (the first two are those of satisfying biological needs and response to rewards and punishments). That third drive is the need to satisfy internal motivations for what we do. The three essential components of a system […]

27
Oct

Thoughts on Education: Field Trips

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Dear Parents, At this time, children have now settled into classroom routines, and OMS Montessori teachers are beginning to introduce the first ‘Going-outs’ of the school year. Montessori was a proponent of field trips for elementary-aged children, viewing these outings as necessary extensions of the classroom. Based on her observations, children at the second plane […]

29
Apr

OMS Montessori “Cleans the Capital”

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It takes a glass bottle one million years to decompose students learned at OMS Montessori on Earth Day. Students at The Element High School, an extension of OMS Montessori, led an Earth Day assembly at the Alta Vista campus, where they told the younger students that it also takes plastic bottles 450 years, an aluminum […]

20
Oct

Ancient Egyptian Numerals

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A group of students, of various ages, were learning about the ancient number systems. Later in the day, one student started working on addition questions using ancient Egyptian numerals, which is difficult because the Egyptians had no concept of place value. After working through a little frustration, he said, “This would be so much easier […]

16
Oct

FSL Fun at OMS

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Some of our students made apple sauce from scratch in their FSL classes…No wonder they love French class so much! The students scrubbed the apples clean, peeled the fruit, cut and removed the core, cut the apples into smaller pieces, grated nutmeg and cinnamon, covered the jar with fabric and created a card to attach […]

28
Jul

OMS MONTESSORI PUBLISHES NEW WEBSITE

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They say the best things in life are worth waiting for— we have chosen to believe this is true. But, the wait is over! We are delighted to bring you a new, user-friendly website, complete with detailed curriculums. We will be posting updates regularly, so check back often to see what you child’s class is […]