A Note from Deba
This past Wednesday, September 22, marked the moment when the Sun was precisely above our Earth's equator, causing day and night to be almost equal in length, the time of the Fall Equinox.
Drawing on their scientific backgrounds, Dr. Montessori and her son, Mario, fashioned developmentally appropriate lessons for multiple ages. Lessons to inspire and excite students' learning. Lessons to stimulate their curiosity and encourage them to ask questions and explore. Lessons to fan the flames that burn within a child in their never-ending pursuit of knowledge. At the elementary level (6 – 12-year-old), students engage in all curricular areas. One area addresses the many, many yearly changes that take place on our remarkable planet, Earth. As I mentioned the Fall Equinox above, here is a picture of just one lesson to illustrate this phenomenon.
As we enter the magnificent time of Autumn in New England, this is another opportunity to be thankful for our planet. I encourage you to get out into nature; there is so much wonder in the small corner of our world.
Enjoy your weekend and be safe.