Primary

3 – 6 years

In our Primary classrooms each child moves at their own pace through carefully sequenced, hands-on Montessori materials in areas of mathematics, language development, practical life, art, reading, geography and nature developing skills in observation, questioning, and listening, social skills, physical coordination, as well as cognitive preparation and lengthening each child’s attention span.

Classroom Updates

Primary 3 Class November 9-13 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

  Good morning to all! Primary 3 had an interesting week full of exciting new math lessons and American history. On Tuesday, we had a special veteran, Mr. James McElveen,  visit our class to talk about Veterans Day and care of the American flag. We really appreciate his service to our country and his important… Read more…

Primary 3 October 26- 30 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

Happy Halloween!  It was an awesome week at MSPI. In addition to our regular curriculum, we focused on arachnids, bats, and the pumpkin life cycle. Our students loved learning the science aspect on things associated with  fall and Halloween. Our annual Fall Festival was a great success and enjoyed by all. We couldn’t have asked… Read more…

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

   We had such a wonderful week at school this past week. On Monday, naturalists from Hobcaw came to our class to share what they know about the salt marsh. They had so many interesting facts to share along with awesome awesome plants, pluff mud, and even some really cool creatures! We were very happy… Read more…

Primary 3 October 12-16th 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

 ” Let us give the child a vision of the whole universe…for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”  Maria Montessori   Happy Fall morning! We were all so happy to be back together at school this week. We are so thankful to have the… Read more…

Primary Class 2 September 14-18, 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

During the past week, our Primary Class delved into the study of the four directions, the continents, and our oceans. Everyone loves learning about their place on Planet Earth! Map making was the favorite work of the week. On Wednesday, we had our first Art Class with Ms. Priscilla. We enjoyed getting to know her… Read more…

Primary 3 September 8-11 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

  Our class was well rested and happy to be back in school after the long Labor Day weekend. Color and art was the focal point of the week.Our students mixed primary colors to discover the resulting secondary colors. We took the art easel and paints outside to our work deck. Everyone enjoyed combining the… Read more…

Primary 3 August 31- September 4, 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

  Happy Labor Day Weekend! Primary 3 class had a great week together! Everyone is becoming accustomed to our class routine, loving new lessons, and enjoying  friendships both new and established.The children absolutely love our beautiful outdoor work environment! The beautiful deck has more than doubled our classroom space. It is a wonderful learning atmosphere… Read more…

Primary 3 August 20-28 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

   We have had an awesome, first seven days back to school! Everyone seems very happy to be here.  We are proud to welcome six new students to Primary 3.     On Friday, we began using our new outdoor learning environment. It is a beautiful space!  The children have been watching and waiting patiently… Read more…

Primary 3 May 18-22 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

Our Primary 3 students had a outstanding, last week full week of the academic school year. We concluded our amazing study of Ancient Egypt. We also revisited our investigation of the weather, in preparation for our visit from Ed Piotrowski. We really enjoyed having him come to our class and share his weather expertise. It… Read more…

Primary 3 May 4-8 2015

From the desk of Pam Rhodes

  Happy tropical weekend to you all! During the past week, our class had a week enriched with, knowledge, work, and celebrations and happiness. We have been continuing all of our work on vertebrates. This  week we concentrated our research on mammals.    On Tuesday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo by exploring its history and… Read more…

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