March is always a wonderful month in a Montessori classroom. Students know the routines, they have had hundreds of lessons and many of our year long projects are coming together. Perhaps the theme of the month was best summed up by a student last week who asked, “Is March national editing month or something?” It’s true that we have been doing quite a bit of writing and editing lately.
We recently began an oral telling of the epic poem “Beowulf”. Over six weeks I will tell the story. Each week students write the story in their own words and complete a variety of assignments about the characters and events. This gives students a great opportunity to practice the writing skills that we have been learning all year (or all three years for some students). Stay tuned for some amazing haiku, limericks, acrostic poems, illustrations and comic strips!
Even with the many, many writing assignments, students have made time for other subjects…
|A very long addition snake!|
|Students are enjoying the option to type assignments.|
|Tracing the timeline of life.|
|Thank you Josh for our new shadow boxes!|