Archive for March 2019

Montessori Model United Nations

March 21, 2019

Imagine being in seventh or eighth grade and taking on the thoughts and perspectives of people living in another part of the world. At this very moment, ASM middle school students are ambassadors along with students from over 100 countries at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference in New York City! Last fall, our […]

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Science Fair: ASM students onto the Regionals!

March 14, 2019

As most of you know, I very much look forward to our Science Fair every year. I recognize and appreciate the tremendous amount of work that goes into each project. From selecting the topic, to testing hypotheses, documenting and presenting, there are many steps along the way. Setbacks and challenges are sure to occur and […]

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ASM’s Science Fair

March 7, 2019

The halls at ASM are brimming with excitement and anticipation! After many weeks of hard work, our students are eager to share the results of their science fair projects with you! Throughout this endeavor, students acquire a myriad of sophisticated skills beginning with managing their time over the course of several weeks. They conduct research […]

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Inquiry-based Learning

February 28, 2019

March is Science Fair time! The Science Fair is an integral component of our curriculum for elementary and middle school students and optional for first years. Science Fair promotes inquiry-based learning through the use of hands-on projects which are natural to our Montessori environment. Next Thursday, students will be setting up their projects with great anticipation! Students […]

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Kindergarten & Lower Elementary Collaborative Projects

February 7, 2019

Last week, I had the pleasure of observing the final session of our next-level collaborative projects. Over the past four weeks, our kindergarteners have worked alongside our first and second years to learn about the scientific method by observing parts of nature with the human eye, a magnifying glass and through the powerful lens of […]

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The ASM Experience – on Film!

February 1, 2019

We are passionate about the education we provide at ASM and we know you are too! Parents of Montessori students value a holistic view of education that provides real world skills in every program from Children’s House to Middle School. The Montessori philosophy encompasses so much more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Many aspects of […]

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Interdisciplinary Projects

January 24, 2019

Interdisciplinary projects are a natural component of an ASM education. When students are able to make connections between different subject areas, they develop a broad and deep understanding of how the world is interconnected. Their approach to problem solving becomes more effective because they learn that multiple perspectives can inform their point of view. Interdisciplinary learning provides […]

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United Nations Day Celebration

October 25, 2018

Dear Families, Luckily, the rain held off for us yesterday as ASM celebrated United Nations Day, a long- standing tradition at our school. Dr. Montessori wrote, lectured and trained teachers world-wide on the importance of peace education and the impact that children could have in achieving world peace. Efforts to advance the rights of children […]

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The World of Science and New Opportunities!

October 18, 2018

Although ASM’s yearly Science Fair is nearly four months from now, students will begin the initial stages of preparation for this long-term project in just a few weeks. While science projects take on many forms, all students conduct research and gain experience applying the scientific method through a project-based model. They learn to organize, analyze […]

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Experiential Learning and Self-reflection

October 4, 2018

Experiential learning provides meaningful opportunities for ASM students to make connections and reflect upon their experiences beyond the classroom. Our middle school students spent the third week of school at Red Gate Farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts. They participated in many aspects of farm work including caring for the land and gardens, tending to the barn […]

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