Micro-Economy for A1

The adolescent community embarked on a new adventure in beginning their micro-economy with their Catholic peg dolls. One student developed the proposal for the peg dolls and gathered the supplies needed, painted them, packaged them, and ensured they would be ready for sale. With A1 classmates assisting, the adolescents sold the peg dolls at Grandparent’s

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Theory of Adolescence

The article below explains the 3rd plane of development, ages 12-18 and how Maria Montessori’s Adolescent theory seeks to build up the “social man.” “At the time when we would expect an increase in responsibility, capability, academic performance, and independence, the adolescent appears to regress, and is less able to do what society expects of him than

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Stages of Reading

We may begin with a phonetic approach to reading. These activities include the phonetic object box, phonetic reading cards, phonetic reading booklets, phonetic reading commands, and the phonetic rhyming words. The aim of these activities support the child in realizing that the written word is a group of sounds represented by graphic symbols that have meaning. Another

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Written Language

The process of reading and writing is often done backwards. For example, the child will begin reading before they know how to write. However, Dr. Maria Montessori believed if the child is prepared properly, she will write before she reads. There is a reason the child should write before she reads. Writing requires your own thought to

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Spoken Language

​The most contributing element in terms of literacy in writing and reading is spoken language. Spoken language is how children express themselves verbally. We need to help the child bring to life her spoken language. Spoken language helps children develop the tools to learn how to read and write.  There are four areas where spoken

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It is clear that throughout history humans have always wanted to leave their mark. We see this in ancient hieroglyphics and carvings in prehistoric caves. Through spoken word, people can easily express ideas from one person to another. These words can only be transferred orally when the other person is physically there. Before humans could

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as understood and experienced by the 1st – 3rd graders and the 4th – 6th graders in the Atrium through the materials and in their own words…     Knowledge: Knowing God more and more each day. – Sanctuary lamp: “It helps us know Jesus is with us.” –

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