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Early Elementary Astrophysics: You Read That Right

Oct 23, 2018 8:40:36 AM / by Jamie Lacroix posted in montessori, elementary, independent school, Montessori School, tech integration, boston, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons


Sometimes the stars align, so-to-speak, and you can provide an immersive Astrophysics lesson to your Lower Elementary students; harnessing their interests, knowledge, and the awe-inspiring vastness of the universe.

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Cultural Learning in Elementary

Oct 3, 2018 8:59:07 AM / by Jamie Lacroix posted in montessori, foundational decade, elementary, critical thinking, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons, cultural learning


This article originally appeared in Kingsley's Spring 2018 issue of The New Kingsleyan . Written by Kingsley Lower Elementary Teacher Caroline Locke and Upper Elementary Teacher Patrick Davis.

Kingsley's Cultural Curriculum

As anyone who knows an elementary student can attest, two of the most frequent questions that they ask are: why and how? “Why do the days get shorter in the fall?” “Why are whales mammals and not fish?” “Why are there so many different countries in the world?” “How big is the sun?”

The move from Preschool to Elementary indicates a remarkable shift in a student’s perspective of the world. During the first six years of life, a child is only aware of oneself and one’s immediate environment. As children enter the second plane of development and Elementary school, they begin to connect more meaningfully to society and expand their consciousness of the world beyond them.

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The Five Great Lessons of Montessori

Oct 2, 2018 8:56:26 AM / by Jamie Lacroix posted in montessori, Montessori School, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, great lessons


The Five Great Lessons

The Five Great Lessons of the Montessori curriculum are broad, inspiring experiences shared by Lower Elementary students as they are introduced to new, abstract concepts. These lessons are narrative, impressionistic, stories that put the student right at the center of the awe-inspiring concepts being covered.

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