Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Meeting of Montessori Minds

Mountain Laurel Montessori (Virginia) students and faculty were delighted to host 
Metro Montessori (Oregon) last week. 

We worked together on the farm building a new sheep shelter, weeding the hoophouse, mulching the flower beds, preparing lunches and dinners, and repairing the electric fence around the  bees. 
Many hands make quick work of weeds in the hoophouse

We also played some great soccer games, made music together, and exchanged ideas about current events. 
Preparing food together
It was a great meeting of the minds for both students and faculty.
Fearless Leaders

Thank you to Metro for your visit!
We officially apologize for the rainy weather and leaky tents. 
Next time you visit, we'll schedule a sunny day.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Babies in the Classroom

It is always lovely to have an infant join the adolescent community.  This lucky young boy is well-loved and entertained by the students at Mountain Laurel Montessori Jr. High.
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Declaration of Unity

Mountain Laurel Montessori Jr. High students are studying US Government this term.  In this Spring's Humanities Project they are forming a new nation.  They are in the process of developing their system of government.  Today they delivered their opening speeches and formally declared their intention to form a union.  Here are some photos of the official signing.

The Declaration

a little pomp and circumstance for the signing

A delegate signs

Fiber Fun!

Mountain Laurel Montessori Students 

visit Central Virginia Fiber Mill

Our 9th year Sheep Manager organized a visit to the Central Virginia Fiber Mill to deliver the fleeces from our sheep.  The fleece will become lovely roving and yarn.  We will have new yarn for sale soon!

THANK YOU to Mary Kearny for teaching us about the process from raw fleece to yarn, roving, and batting.
As a bonus, we got to meet some very curious alpaca.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Escaping the Endless Adolescence - discussion group spring 2013

Thank you to the parents who came to the library for a lively discussion today!
All are invited to join us next week
for a discussion based on the book "Escaping the Endless Adolescence: how we can help our teenagers grow up before they grow old" by Joseph Allen and Claudia Worrell Allen.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Getting Dirty in the Pursuit of HIstory

Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School Students excavated clay from the farm pond for a recent humanities project on Mayan pottery.  Can't wait to see the finished project!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Alumni off to Colleges Near and Far!

How time flies...
Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School graduates from 2009
are off to colleges and universities near and far.

Congratulations to you all!

Schools include:
University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
Mary Washington University
New Mexico State University