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THE KINGSLEY TIMES

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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Montessori in Practice: The Gift of Time

Dec 13, 2019 8:25:59 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, Montessori School, gift of time

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One motif found throughout Montessori-inspired education is known as The Gift of Time. This concept comes up in a variety of ways when working with Montessori students and educators, but always implies a similar idea. When a student (or anyone, for that matter) is hard at work with something, we give them time and space to work out a conclusion.

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Welcoming Winter: Book Recommendations

Dec 4, 2019 12:11:26 PM / by Leslie Hynes posted in book recommendations,, books

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December is underway, and we've already experienced our first snow day of the season! What better way to combat the cooling temperatures than by cuddling up with a cozy book?

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A Brief History of Kingsley Montessori

Nov 14, 2019 9:10:18 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in boston, back bay, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, history

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From its humble beginnings as a one room school house, to its current 330-plus enrollment, Kingsley has undergone many changes in it's eventful lifetime! 

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National Adoption Month: Book Recommendations

Nov 5, 2019 2:20:15 PM / by Leslie Hynes posted in book recommendations,, books

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Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? In recognition of National Adoption Month, we've pulled together some book recommendations that celebrate the wonderful act of adoption, and the families that it creates. 

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Back Bay Kids: Where to Play Outside

Oct 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in boston, back bay, back bay kids, boston playgrounds, boston kids, outdoor playspaces

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Boston is a wonderful city in which to raise a family. The convenience of the local amenities, the proximity to amazing public and independent schools, and the wonderful outdoor spaces that can be found around every corner combine to create a truly supportive environment.

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