“I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t want to go to school. I was always excited to see what was in store for me that day.”
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“Tuesday came as a shock to all the middle school students when Sergeant Sherlock marched in. We all took it as a joke . We ...Read More →
In Ms. Angela’s art class, students created art inspired by graffiti, Renaissance apothecary shops, architecture, the holiday season and more! Check out her blog and pictures below:
“Winter is here and we are busy creating in every classroom. FMS Students are working hard on beautiful pieces that would inspire any artist to create. I am always amazed by their perspective and ability to take on any project whether they are 3 or 13 years of age.
In Middle School, students are completing ...Read More →
As head of the Technology Committee, Ms. Erica (E1 Head Teacher/Middle School Grade Level Head) has been busy bringing technology into the classrooms of Foothills Montessori.
“We have two main goals,” she says of her committee, which includes three other teachers (Ms. Joanie, Ms. Melissa M., and Ms. Vicki) who meet weekly to discuss their objectives and progress. “One, to make staff more comfortable with utilizing technology and Two, to integrate technology into the curriculum when appropriate so that students are ...Read More →
Now and throughout the year, Foothills Montessori students learn about a variety of holiday traditions celebrated by FMS families and people around the world.
“FMS is incredibly fortunate to have a diversified community lending to the enhancement of our cultural curriculum,” says Karen Kolb, Executive Director. “The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity for students and their families to share traditions and customs with their classmates.”
In P2, they learn about Las Posadas, a nine-day celebration which originated in Spain, and Diwali, ...Read More →
“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.” — Dr. Maria Montessori
Each child in a Montessori classroom is treated with respect and dignity and is often addressed by peers and teacher as “friend,” creating an environment of equality rather than of hierarchy. The open floor plan enables unrestricted and independent movement; instead of being forced to sit at a desk all day and ask for permission to get up to use the bathroom or sharpen ...Read More →
Two of our staff members, Erica Sherlock, E1 Head Teacher and Middle School Grade Level Head, and Nina Jacobi, E3 Head Teacher and Elementary Grade Level Head, recently attended the 2013 ACSD Conference on Educational Leadership held here in Las Vegas, Nevada. They attended expert-led sessions such as “College and Career Readiness,” “Passion-Driven Leadership,” and “Effective Supervision,” and came away inspired with fresh ideas and armed with powerful new information.
In a speech by acclaimed ...Read More →