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It's official!  Little Prince George has begun his Montessori education in the U.K.  According to the article, "Both William and Prince Harry attended Montessori nurseries," as well.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3387224/Prince-George-completes-day-Montessori-nursery-school.html#ixzz3wUh2ZWXx 

Student Showcase

Congratulations to our own Sydney Harker.  Her art was chosen to be featured in the 2015-2016 Yonkers Public Schools Calendar!  Her work is featured as a background for the month of November.  Download the full calendar here. http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/docs/calendar/2015-2016-Calendar-Handbook.pdf

Our School

Montessori School 31's Word of the Day Program

Here are the words for October:

Week 1:  summarize, stanza, analyze, determine, evidence, contrast

Week 2:  muted, maze, publishing, pressure, disclose

Week 3:  contested, pursuit, scholastic, grimly, employed

Week 4:  turmult, mentor, culprit, deprived, miraculous

Here are the words for November:

Week 1:  painstaking, exploded, submitted, negotations, collaborate

Week 2:  repetitive, appealing, complement, appropriate, impaired

Week 3:  phenomenal, Showdown, fundamental, flair, lingered

Week 4:  savor, gloat, berate, reserve, brainwashed

December and January: Review of the words of the previous eight weeks.

Here are the words for February:

Review Words

Week 4:  observe, raucous, looms, zany, gigantic

Here are the words for March:

Week 1:  impressive, phony, distinguish, intriguing, correspond


Week 2:  detached, principle, decomposition, specimens, reluctant


Week 3:  elegant, equations, complex, compromise, shriveled


Week 4:  venture, defy, consequences, permeated, poised


Here are the words for April:


Week 1:  rigid, rudimentary, sparsely, array, immaculately


Week 2:  debut, stubborn, permission, hauling, mournful


Week 3:  toward, triumph, discouraged, toured, border


Week 4:  whirling, rapidly, condense, source, rotating

What is Montessori Education?
Montessori is a method of education named after Dr. Maria Montessori. She was the first woman in Italy to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Because she was a doctor, Maria Montessori looked at education from a scientific level. She believed that education should prepare a person for all aspects of life. She designed materials and techniques that would promote a natural growth of learning in students. They are common to all Montessori classrooms.  Working with these materials and techniques forms a pattern that children carry over naturally to reading, writing, and mathematics. Each skill is developed to interlock with another. 

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