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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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Almos Szarka-Kovacs started at FMS in our lower Primary (6-9 Years) after going to another school for Kindergarten.  He chatted about how there was way too much free time in his other school and not a lot to do.  Although he liked all the playing, he was just a little bored and wanted to learn to read.  One of his first memories of visiting FMS was seeing a library full…
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5 Reasons Your Child Should Keep A Journal (and how you can get them started)

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Looks like we’ll all be holidaying at home this coming winter or at least in New South Wales!  So, whether a major family road trip is on the cards or you plan to take a more low-key and local approach, your child is sure to have some fun experiences and adventures.  Capturing these experiences can be done a variety of ways, and one way is to write them down! Journaling…
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Getting the most out of Transparent Classroom

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Transparent Classroom is an exciting tool Forestville Montessori School is using to make the "FMS experience" even better! Parents can use it to be in-the-know about what is happening in the classroom. Teachers can use the program to lesson plan, make observation notes, and record mastery of lessons. All records of lessons, pictures taken by your child's teacher, and parent/teacher conference reports are kept in one convenient place for parents…
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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“I’ve been at FMS for a very long time because I started in 0-3.” Marlin’s early memories of FMS are peppered with practical life activities like scrubbing clothes on a wooden board, planting strawberries in the garden with his mum and great learning using the Montessori materials.  Along with other FMS families,  the Olsen family planted the beautiful banana tree that we all love today that stands proudly outside the…
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Raising a Reader

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Over the years, study after study has proven the importance of emphasizing reading in the lives of young children.  The benefits are numerous and varied, and you can learn about just a few of them here. You have no doubt heard the advice before, but here are four simple steps to raising your child as a reader. Read aloud to your child If you don’t already, now is a great…
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Beyond Accomplished – Expanding Horizons

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Students graduating from our Upper Primary 9-12 Program share their experiences from their time at FMS. Read on to hear from Jade Mantica about her experiences. It all started 11 years ago when Jade Mantica started FMS in the NIDO Program. “I can still remember planting peas .  I planted so many pea plants that my mum had to throw some away.  It was my favourite thing to do.  I…
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Assessment in Montessori Schools

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Testing is a hot-button topic for many families.  It’s important to know a school’s stance on assessments.  Read on to get an idea of where Montessori schools stand. Let’s Define Assessment… Merriam-Webster defines assessment as: “the action or an instance of making a judgment about something : the act of assessing something”. If we take a look at the evolution of the word itself, we find that assess comes from…
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It’s Bedtime!

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At some point or another, we all struggle with some element of our children’s bedtimes. We know they need a good amount of quality sleep but making that happen is no small task. Figuring out what works for your child is best done early on in their life, so today we are sharing some ideas to implement a successful bedtime structure for your baby or toddler.  But if you have…
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Why Montessori in the time of COVID-19?

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We know parents have choices when it comes to their children’s education. We know these choices are not easy. There are many factors to consider, but  have you thought about why Montessori students could adapt so well to Learning from Home during COVID-19? Independence is a key factor.  Montessori education has been successfully serving children and families around the world for over a century. The basics remain - and for…
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10 Little Ways to Show Them You Love Them

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We all tell our children we love them, and it’s so important that they hear it! Looking for some fun ways to mix it up and show them you love them? Check out our ten tips: Keep some whiteboard markers handy Whiteboard markers work really well on glass surfaces such as windows and mirrors. No matter what age your child is, this simple and fun idea will put a smile…
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