Monday, September 26, 2016

Erdkinder/High School 2016 Fall Farm Camping Trip

Our Fall Camping Trip at the Farm

Last week, the Erdkinder/High School program spent four days and three nights working and camping at the farm out in Pescadero. We worked very hard, digging for potatoes, harvesting squash, tending the flower fields, and working in the ornamental garden. It was a fantastic week of being close to nature. Here are some highlights!

We harvested winter squash
Working in the flower fields thinning plants
Group photo at our campground kitchen!
There was a lot of music this trip! We brought a guitar and ukulele!
Setting the fire.
Reading by the camp fire.
Tending the fire at night.
Our traditional "EK's Got Talent!" talent show on Thursday evening!
Clipping and pruning in the garden.
Time to start taking our tents down on Friday morning.
Cleaning up on last day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sing Peace Around the World

Elementary students love to sing! On Wednesday, September 21, Montessori schools around the world celebrated the UN Day of Peace by participating in “Sing Peace Around the World.” This is a program in which schools in different time zones all sing the same song, “Light a Candle for Peace,” for five minutes each, in one time zone after another. In this way, the song of peace “travels” all the way around the world. (For more information on this project, see http://singpeacearoundtheworld.com/.)



At PRINTS, we learned the suggested song, and at 11 a.m., we sang the song several times, singing our 5-minute contribution, along with other schools in our time zone who had signed up for that time slot. Other schools picked up the song at 11:05, 11:10, and so on, for the whole hour.

We enjoyed the singing, and we were proud to help contribute to a more peaceful environment in the class and around the world.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Brand New Beginning

A solid routine starts you off on the right foot

We greatly appreciate the parent volunteers who help with the morning carpool -- rain or shine!

Let me show you the proper way to clean a window

Preparing snacks carefully commands all my attention  

We love learning Chinese the fun way! 

Everyone is deeply engaged in an activity

This is a time when we get to hear important information as a group

A meeting of minds is sometimes best in small groups

Organizing our supplies goes so much faster in good company

I want to make sure that every utensil is in the right place

It's so much more enjoyable to eat with carefully arranged place settings

We find it satisfying to eat what we have prepared ourselves

Bon app├ętit, everyone!

Using chopsticks is an art we love to practice

After lunch, it is now time to clean up

With our hats on, it is safe to enjoy the sunny outdoors 

Sleep is sweeter following good work 

Let's practice some elegant steps in our ballet class

I get to express so much in our mixed media class

Color moves so fast when we use watercolor paint!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016

The Olympics have inspired us to make these projects.


 Playing tennis takes a lot of concentration! 

Even without fins, we can swim so fast!


It's amazing what the body can do!





Wednesday, August 17, 2016