If My Dolls Could Talk

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The following post has been written by Ms. Flor, our wonderful Spanish Teacher. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher.  If my dolls could talk they would have told you of my passion for teaching.  I have taught Spanish for the last 9 years and still enjoy passionately what I do for a living… … Read More

My Perfect Fall Day — By Marti

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My perfect fall day would be to take a walk at McCurry Park.  The fall colors would be vivid colors of brown, orange, and red placed perfectly in the trees. We would have our dog Roxie with us and Mama wouldn’t itch. It would be warm and my Nana would be with us, instead of in heaven with Jesus.  She … Read More

Why I Love Children by Caroline Parsell

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  This video reminded me why I love children; they are absolutely incredible! Children are trusting enough and courageous enough to tell us right out loud how they feel and what they need.  The honesty these youngsters demonstrated when describing their learning needs is both heart rending and inspiring.  The children are clearly very much aware that their learning needs … Read More

A Body Without a Soul

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The following post is written by David Lester: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero I think of people as authors, and their lives as books.  Every day of our lives we write a new page with our actions, conversations, and thoughts.  Every paragraph, sentence, word, and letter in this book describes … Read More

Keeping My Promise by Tori Pabst

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In class we are doing a 30 day journey on living intentionally with our teacher, Ms. Debi and her hero John Maxwell.  On day two we are challenged to put someone else first before ourselves. On this day I decided to put a particular classmate first. We were playing basketball in P.E.  As we were playing the game, my chosen … Read More

The Importance of Your Child’s Early Education

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We moved here when Aidan was three years old. Immediately, like all first time parents, we wanted the best for our son and we wanted him, safe and loved, like he was at home with us and with family.  He was also too young for public school, so we decided that we would do the private school route, at least … Read More

TJ’s Marathon

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Written by T.J. Davis, an 8th grader at Rising Star Montessori: “Life isn’t a race, it’s a marathon. Pace yourself and you will succeed, sprint and you will fail.”  – James Earl Jones. I always enjoy looking back on this quote when I want to rush my decisions.  When you feel like you’re going to rush through something then remember to: … Read More

Dear Students, I Want You to Remember…

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Dear Students, I don’t want you to remember that I taught you your math facts or how to read a book.  I want you to remember that I believed in you even when you didn’t believe in yourself.  I don’t want you to remember that I taught you how to write a paper.  I want you to remember that when … Read More

Image vs. Integrity

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In our classroom hangs the quote, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” I try to teach my students that doing the right thing is an incredibly important thing.  It will affect your friendships, your family and your future.  Little choices that we make can have big consequences on ourselves and others. I believe that … Read More

Coin Sorting Activity

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The following has been shared from Nell Kartychok’s blog.  We loved her article about coin sorting.  It is something you can do with your child at home today or this weekend: Montessori sensorial exercises help children develop and refine the five senses. Observing, comparing, and sorting objects prepares children for the beginnings of logic, reason, and abstract thought. Competing these types … Read More