Upper Elementary: Garden Beds

This week we followed the students’ enthusiasm that spiraled off of our latest botany lessons to build two raised garden beds. Both grade levels helped construct the garden beds near the back entrance to the school. We invited Mr. Robertson to the classroom to present the idea and brainstorm potential locations. We took into concern appropriate amount of sunlight, ease of watering, and high visibility as important factors in our decision making process. Our week also included a birthday breakfast for the April student birthdays as well as a softball victory over The Mead School on Tuesday.

Thursday kicked off the start of immersion week as the students prepared for “Suessical The Musical, Jr.” It’s going to be a fantastic show!

What is a Montessori Immersion Week?

Maria Montessori believed it is important to give children opportunities to understand the process of working together toward a larger goal and to immerse themselves deeply in meaningful work. At FWM, we expect a lot from our students during the week. We know that challenging academics will help our students get ready for the path that lies ahead. Because we are committed to the development of the whole child, we embrace the prospect to give students the opportunity to be creative in a different setting and to see each other’s strengths in a new light.