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Elementary Math

Is there anything all Americans agree on? Not much. Here is one thing: math education here could be a whole lot better.

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It's Elementary

The first thing you notice is the quiet.  What you can’t hear is the sound of children discovering their capacity to learn. Stepping into our Elementary classroom invites you to whisper.  Why is it so quiet?  It takes a few seconds to register that this isn’t perfect silence; there are sotto voce conversations all around the room. These discussions are serious, focused and calm.

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Checking Out in the Library

The Evergreen library is the place where our children go to explore, discover and dream.  With 3,041 books in our collection, there are nearly endless shelves of books to read, adventures to lead, ideas to consider and facts to learn.  The library is the beloved cornerstone of our literacy program. 

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Masquerade in the Haunted Garden

An evening at a Venetian Masquerade Ball or a Nightmare in Chevy Chase? Either way, this year’s Evergreen Auction will be spectacular!

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Learning How to Learn

When did you learn how to learn?  For many of us, this insight was gained when we recognized that we are the ones most responsible for our achievement. Learning to learn means knowing yourself, making a plan, and taking initiative. Our Montessori approach, particularly in the Elementary class, emphasizes the individual responsibility that each student takes in his or her own active learning.  Student choice, one-on-one lessons, and personal work plans all help children see themselves as primary...

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Gratitude

Remember that list of attributes of high achieving 21st century kids? Perseverance, curiosity, self-control, optimism and conscientiousness.  Essential yes, but incomplete. Gratitude may be the most important but overlooked virtue.  The benefits of a grateful attitude are well known, including greater emotional well-being and a more positive mood.

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Why We Cook

The 5 words your child uses to assure you that he is growing up confident, capable, and secure: I can do it myself. Of all the skills your child needs to be independent and responsible, being able to prepare and enjoy nourishing food is near the top.  Cooking is one of Montessori’s most important practical life skills. Read the full post here.

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Library Expansion

The Evergreen library is growing.  This year we have issued all new library cards that make it possible for children to check out up to three books per week.  We added 58 feet of shelving, too.

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Evergreen Reunion 2013

More than thirty-five former parents and students gathered at Seneca State Park in early October to reconnect and re-live Evergreen memories. Why did so many attend?  Mainly this: Evergreen friendships last.  It was friendship that inspired John and Ronda Kent to plan the superb reunion. It was friendship that inspired the Gowducheruvu family to drive over four hours from Pennsylvania to attend.  Relationships like these are at the heart of Evergreen. Evergreen memories and friendships live on!

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Washington Parent Features Evergreen and Montessori Schools

Read what Washington parent says about Montessori Schools. Click to read the full article in Washington Family Magazine.

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