Freedom Montessori » Mrs. Brantley http://freedommontessori.org Fri, 08 May 2015 17:44:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Astronomy week…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/04/22/astronomy-week/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/04/22/astronomy-week/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:58:10 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2714 What do you see in the sky tonight?   The Lyrid Meteor Shower  will have between 10-20 meteors per hour.

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Read across America…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/04/09/read-across-america/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/04/09/read-across-america/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:13:42 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2674 Read more]]> flo8  We are thankful for all of our volunteers who read during class for Read Across America!!  It was so much fun for all of us and you have help us fall in love with reading!  Stay tuned for our classmate who traveled from California to Maine on the reading adventure.flo6 flo5

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In like a lion… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/in-like-a-lion/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/03/02/in-like-a-lion/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:19:25 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2469 Read more]]> out like a lamb! We are so excited for March and spring! Today we had an exciting day celebrating Dr. Seuss and getting to walk to the library!

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Yoga Benefits http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/18/yoga-benefits/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/18/yoga-benefits/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:50:18 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2423 Read more]]> Yoga registrations are due Feb. 20, with your payment made in the next week.

Yoga is an exercise, meditation and life practice that helps you to be closer to the inner self.

Benefits of Yoga:

  1. Enhancing concentration: When your child gets used to the asanas or postures of yoga, they automatically improve their concentration skills. Ancient sages used yoga as a form of meditation, and their powers of concentration are legendary. Your child learns how to sit still in one place and focus on what’s important as opposed to letting their mind wander and be distracted easily. This helps them in their lessons and at school, boosts their attention span and improves their grades.
  2. Increasing flexibility and balance: Yoga helps improve flexibility and balance and tones their muscles too. It makes them stronger and less likely to suffer sprains and fractures through accidental falls.
  3. Improving general well-being: Kids who practice yoga regularly feel good about themselves and are healthier and happier than those who don’t. They feel both mentally and physically rejuvenated after a yoga session and this improves their mental and physical health.
  4. Boosting confidence: When your child is able to display great agility and flexibility, it does wonders for their confidence. Their improved performance at school also helps boost their popularity and their self assurance. They become more poised and start to believe in their abilities. This feeling provides them with the adrenaline they need to achieve success in all their endeavors.
  5. Relaxing their minds: Even kids are subject to a great deal of stress these days because of their workload at school and the high expectations that their parents have for them. They are pushed to be achievers at every single point of their lives, and when they fail, they take it to heart and become depressed. Yoga helps them relax and de-stress when they feel upset or depressed. It soothes their frayed minds and helps them get back to a normal mental state.

 

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Valentine’s day dance… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/13/valentines-day-dance/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/13/valentines-day-dance/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:17:48 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2415 Read more]]> We had so much fun dancing with the children!  Most of them enjoyed the parfaits and had fun passing out their valentines to their friends.  Some pictures were posted on https://www.facebook.com/FreedomMontessoriSchool  Special thanks goes out to our parents for decorating and spending time helping out today.  Your work is greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Boulware celebrated her birthday today.  Thank you to those who thought about her on her special day.  (Her birthday is actually on Monday, but we won’t be in school)

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Happy Valentines Day!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/13/happy-valentines-day/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/13/happy-valentines-day/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:11:49 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2403 valentine

 

 

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A busy month… http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/03/a-busy-month/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/03/a-busy-month/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:35:46 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2363 Read more]]> Hi Friends!

We had an amazing 100th day of school yesterday. Thank you for all the parent support. If you have not like Freedom Montessori on Facebook, please do. I will be posting pictures weekly of all our students. This month we have so much going on. On Friday the Arctic Animal Project is due. Please also have your child bring in his/her decorated Valentine’s box on Friday. Next Friday we are having our Valentine Exchange and Valentine’s Dance. Please make sure your child makes his/her own Valentines. I found many cute/easy ideas on Pinterest!!

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100th day of school!!!! http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/02/100th-day-of-school/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/02/02/100th-day-of-school/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:58:11 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2357 Read more]]> It was a beautiful day at school today, and a surprise for many to walk through our 100th day banner!  The children have been working so hard for 100 days, with only 80 more to go. Thank you to all of our parents and children for your love and support!  We look forward to how we will learn and grow together!

 

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Art-rageous books…. http://freedommontessori.org/2015/01/30/art-rageous-books/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/01/30/art-rageous-books/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:55:18 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2352 There is a art class at the library on Feb 8 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

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Reading Groups http://freedommontessori.org/2015/01/21/reading-groups/ http://freedommontessori.org/2015/01/21/reading-groups/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:49:38 +0000 http://freedommontessori.org/?p=2303 Read more]]> Friends are enjoying their new books. We have talked about a “just right” book. This is a book that is not too easy or too hard! A just right book is a book where a child does not know all of the words but does know most of the words. Ask your child about the books they are reading.

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