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THE KINGSLEY TIMES

Doug DeMaio


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Kingsley Spirit Day | A New Tradition

Jan 5, 2021 9:14:00 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in kingsley, community building, extracurricular activities, spirit day

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The Kingsley community certainly has spirit! 2020 was a dizzying year in many ways, but KMS found reasons to celebrate.

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Parenting in a Pandemic With Dr. Kelly Fradin | Mindful Brains & Mighty Hearts, Episode 1

Dec 15, 2020 12:47:33 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Mindful Brains & Mighty Hearts, mindfulness, Parenting in a Pandemic, Dr. Kelly Fradin

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Welcome to Mindful Brains & Mighty Hearts!

Join Kingsley's Student Support all-stars Madelin Cerullo and Megan Swift as they delve into topics relevant to parenting, education, and mindfulness—in ourselves and our children. 

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The Kingsley Parent Book Club

Nov 12, 2020 11:34:09 AM / by Doug DeMaio

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Kingsley Families: Our Co-Directors of Student Support would like to welcome you to join the Kingsley Parent Book Club!

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Next School Placement: Mock Interviews

Nov 11, 2020 12:25:45 PM / by Doug DeMaio

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At Kingsley, we take pride in our comprehensive, supportive, and effective nexts school placement process.

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Summer in the City: The Best that Boston has to Offer

Feb 27, 2020 11:17:07 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Summertime at Kingsley, boston, Kingsley Montessori School, summer camp, engineering, music, art, adventure, summer in boston, summer in the city, summer program

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Kingsley's Summer in the City program is a great opportunity for children ages 3 through 9 to explore Boston, learn, and have fun with new friends. Summer in the City is a five week program, that touches on a number of important themes each week. 

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Observing in a Montessori Classroom

Feb 18, 2020 11:38:34 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, Montessori School, prepared classroom, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, student centered learning, self selected work, student centered

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At Kingsley, we regularly invite prospective families, current parents, and educators to observe a normal day in our classrooms. Montessori classrooms operate differently than other types of classrooms, and for some adults this flow might be new. There are a few things that you should be prepared for when planning to observe in Montessori classrooms.

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Alumni Spotlight: Sebastian ('18)

Feb 3, 2020 11:30:41 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Alumni Spotlight, alumni

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—Interested in where Kingsley Montessori students end up after they graduate? Check out the Alumni Spotlight series to find out! We regularly reach out to former students to see how they're doing and for them to share their newest accomplishments with our community–in their own words.

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Cup Runneth Over?: Pouring Work in Early Childhood

Jan 29, 2020 9:28:19 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, practical life, pouring work

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Pouring Work

One aspect of the Practical Life curriculum for early childhood students that generates a lot of interest is the "pouring work." The most common type of pouring work is wet pouring or water pouring (as opposed to pouring small solid objects).

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Montessori Assessment and Testing

Jan 29, 2020 9:24:49 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, independent school, Montessori School, assessment

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People often ask how Montessori schools handle assessment, grading, and testing (standardized or otherwise). While the Montessori method has clear guidelines regarding testing, each school incorporates those guidelines differently.

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The Kingsley Open House Experience

Jan 10, 2020 10:42:34 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, independent school, independent, Kingsley Montessori School, open house

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Schools all over the world offer opportunities for families to visit, explore the school, and learn more about curriculum and culture. The Open House model is not new or groundbreaking, but at Kingsley we pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding experience at each Open House event. Our goal is to provide you with an honest, in-depth look at what Kingsley provides, in an efficient, pleasant experience. We strive for our events to be convenient, welcoming, and forthright. 

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