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This September, Montessori School 31 students participated in Big Apple Crunch Day. We learned about healthy eating habits and good snack choices.  We capped off our experience by getting together for a Big Apple Photo.  Then we all took a bite of our apples!

Student Showcase

Congratulations to our own Catherine O'Connor of the Fourth Grade Class and our Art Teacher, Mrs. Janet Skydel.  Catherine's Holiday Card design was one of four designs chosen by the Yonkers Public Schools to grace their 2014 Holiday Card. Catherine received special recognition from the district to honor this achievement.  Read more about this honor at the district website, http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/1415news-district-holiday-card.php


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Montessori School 31's Word of the Day Program

Here are the words for October:

Week 1:  literary, revisions, manuscript, wry, editorial

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.

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. 
Tuesday, January 27
Regents Exams
Schools Closed / Programs Canceled
Wednesday, January 28
Regents Exams
Thursday, January 29
Regents Exams
Monday, February 2
Board of Education Legal Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
5:30 PM
4th floor Board Room
One Larkin Center

Today, 1/27/2015
High: 24 Low: 20
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/28/2015
High: 25 Low: 16
Flurries likely
74% chance of precipitation.