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Snake River Montessori School
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PRIMARY

For 3 - 6 year olds

In the primary program, young children thrive with gentle guidance and the freedom to work at their own pace. The rich classroom environment stimulates independent learning activities.

One day at the School

Hello! Im Sam. I was born in Idaho Falls. I am in Kindergarten. It is January and the Kindergarten students have just started to do Work Plans. Miss Barbara says that it will help me next year when I plan my whole weeks work. We only plan three works for each morning: a Math, a Language and either a Geography work or a Science. It is not hard to choose, there are so many things to do. Today I am going to work on labeling the classroom with the small labels, dynamic stamp game addition and I am working on a map of Asia. It will probably take me all morning to do these three works, but if I have time, I want to give a lesson to a three-year-old friend of mine. He needs help with the (second color box?). It is great to be a leader in the classroom. When the teachers are busy, the little ones come to us for help. We serve ourselves snack and help others if they need it. Often we have parent story writers and reading listeners. I write my own stories and the parent helps me with my spelling. I am reading well now. I go to (the school) library to pick out chapter books.

 
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When I was a 3 year old, I enjoyed all of the Practical life like pouring, mopping, dish washing, art and tweezing. If I got hungry, I would do some orange juice squeezing or apple slicing. I loved to work beside my friend, Seung-Yu from Korea. We liked to work with the pink tower and the broad stair.

I still enjoy the circle activities and participate in all of the line works, balancing, pointing to body parts, singing, dancing, yoga and listening to books about the continent we are studying or science. The younger children go out for recess and we stay in to do some handwriting practice. Sometimes we do special books with illustrations and sometimes we just journal about our day. We have so many special activities to record!!! We then set the table for lunch, eat (often discussing nutrition), do the dishes and go out for recess.

 
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All of the little ones go home or to extended day for lunch. I used to need a nap but now I am able to stay up all afternoon and work. Extended day was fun, though. Dressing up, blocks, cars, puzzles and games filled my afternoons.

When we return to the classroom, Miss Jill is all set up for directed art. She is teaching us how to draw with the 5 elements of art. It is so much fun because she says there are no mistakes in art!!! We have a P.E. specialist and a music specialist, too. We often do special projects in the afternoon. We study a composer and an artist each month and try to do art like theirs. In the fall this year, we had an 2000s fair where we learned what it was like to be a child growing up in the 2000s. We even got to wear the clothes they might wear. Most days we just work on longer, more advances lessons.

After cleaning up, we go home at about 3:15 p.m. Some of us go to extended day and some of us go to the pickup line on the porch.


December

12/22-1/2: Winter Break
No school - No Extended Day 

January

1/14:
Board Meeting 7pm

1/19: Community Service Day

1/20: Mackenzie River Pizza - School Night Out

1/21: Elementary Parent Education  7pm

February

2/7:
Mardi Gras!! 

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Snake River
Montessori School

2970 E. 1st Street
Ammon, ID 83406
Phone: 208.524.4730

Snake River Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin.