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Milwaukee Montessori School Monte"stories" eNewsletter

Monte"stories" Archive

Read past editions of our Monte"stories" eNewsletter.

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Milwaukee Montessori School Event Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

See photo galleries from past school events and happenings, and Like our Facebook Fan Page.

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Monica Van Aken

Head of School Corner

Read articles from MMS's Head of School: the independent school advantage, the importance of outside play during the school day, and other interesting topics...

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Cranberry Drive at Milwaukee Montessori School

Cranberry Food Drive

We collected 1,075 cans of cranberries and exceeded our goal for the 2012 Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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Children's House Field Trip

Pumpkin Farm

Recently, Children's House Extended Day students had a wonderful trip to the Prospect Hills Garden Center. Read all about their adventures.

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MMS students at Nature's Classroom

Habitat Restoration

The DNR habitat restoration of the old Rainbow Springs golf course was a significant project for our students during their most recent Land Lab field trip at Nature's Classroom. Read more about it...

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International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace 2012

Once again this year, Ms. Kearns' Upper Elementary students helped their fellow students at MMS create their own individual symbols of peace to be displayed in our school on September 21st: The International Day of Peace.

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ESA Foundation

MMS Wins Grant

MMS received the ESA Foundation's inaugural Education Challenge Grant to launch and implement a new course developed by faculty Sherri Dodd, Ian Anastas and Ben Riggs, called Digging Peace! Demonstrations of Learning in 3D Gaming Environments! Learn more...

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Montessori Madness

Montessori Madness Video 2

Watch Montessori advocate Trevor Eissler's video, "How Do You Hug a Child Like This?," depicting some of the stark differences between "standardized education" and Montessori education.

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Montessori Prepared Environment

Prepared Environment

Each classroom at MMS offers what Montessori referred to as “the prepared environment.” Learn more...

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Math at Milwaukee Montessori School

Nature Follows Math

Nature follows math: Read about the adventure our 6th grade students are on to learn how this is true...

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Scratch Game Design at Milwaukee Montessori School

Scratch

Read about the new games students are designing and how Scratch opens a whole new world of digital creativity for them.

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Shireen Z. in Washington D.C.

MMS Student White House Visit

MMS 8th Grader, Shireen Z., was invited to Washington D.C. on February 7th, where she attended the White House Science Fair as a result of winning President Obama's 2011 National STEM Video Game Challenge.

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MMS Art Awards

Amazing Art

Two State Art Awards and Two Regional Art Awards out of 100s! Read all about it!

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Behind the Baskets

MMS parent Dawn Scher Thomae recounts a decade of planning, organizing, gathering and creating specially themed baskets up for raffle at Spaghetti Dinner.

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Health and Wellness at MMS

Food and Fitness

In the wake of the recent focus on Madison schools’ lunches and cafeterias by the HBO documentary series, The Weight of the Nation, MMS remains diligently focused on the fit minds and fit bodies of our students.

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Technology at MMS

Montessori and Digital Learning

How does technology in the classroom blend with the Montessori method?

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Montessori Madness

Montessori Madness

Watch Trevor Eissler's "parent-to-parent" explanation of and argument for Montessori education.

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Gold Cup Winners from MMS

Sounds of Winning Music

Every year MMS private music students learn and memorize two solo pieces to perform for a judge in Federation Festival, and this year was a great competition again.

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The Great Lessons

There are five Great Lessons of the Montessori elementary curriculum. The Great Lessons are bold, exciting, and are designed to stimulate imagination and curiosity. Learn more about the Great Lessons here.

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Montessori Method in the Home

Montessori in the Home

What does it mean to extend the Montessori method to your parenting style and the Montessori environment to your own home?

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Upper Elementary at Milwaukee Montessori School

Crusading Skit

After finishing lessons on the Crusades, Mrs. Shergill's UE3 students decided that they would like to put on a skit and a Trade Fair to depict the events...

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Artwork at MMS

An Artistic Honor

MMS student artwork asked to be a part of the Children's Hospital's permanent collection and put on display in the Emergency Room, read more...

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Technology and Gaming at MMS

Gaming in the News

The fact that games can serve an educational purpose is starting to make the national news...

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Technology and Gaming at Milwaukee Montessori School

Next Frontier

Gaming for a purpose and the next frontier for the gaming and technology curriculum at MMS.

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Video Game Design at Milwaukee Montessori School

Post STEM Challenge Win

Creating games that help people solve real world problems.

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MMS Celebrates Veterans Day

Veterans Day

MMS celebrated Veterans Day and honored one of our own staff members.

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Green Bean Drive at Milwaukee Montessori School

Green Bean Food Drive

We surpassed our goal of 1,000 cans of green beans! See pictures of Jack at the top of the beanstalk in support of the 2011 Thanksgiving Food Drive.

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The Handwriting Debate

The Handwriting Debate

Is America honestly considering raising a generation of children who cannot even sign their own names? The debate over cursive writing in elementary education...

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Milwaukee Montessori School Storm

More than just winning

According to Coach Jon Mohr, the goals for his teams include much more than just winning records...

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Milwaukee Montessori School Environmental Education

Much Learned, Nothing Wasted

Developing students' sense of community and their appreciation for the environment we live in...

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Parent Association at Milwaukee Montessori School

Introducing Janet Lucas-Taylor

Learn more about our new Parent Association President and her vision for the PA.

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International Peace Day

Milwaukee Montessori School observes International Peace Day by participating in the Pinwheels for Peace Project. Check it out...

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Remembering 9/11

Students in Mrs. Loder's classroom learn about New York City and remember 9/11. Read more...

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Share Save Spend

In our Mind Your Money class students learned to think about, talk about and actively make choices about money.

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Wipe Out II

Beating the heat wave... Wipe Out II, taught students agility, speed and fitness while they worked-out, got wet and had a great time.

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Bully-Proofing Youth Handout

Download the "Bully-proofing Youth" handout from speaker, Jim Bisenius.

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Wall Street Journal

The Wallstreet Journal "The Montessori Mafia" by Peter Sims

Is there something about the Montessori approach that nurtures creativity and inventiveness that we can all learn from?

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