Upper El Montessori Principles
We are concerned with development of independence, concentration and order.
There are sensitive periods for the acquisition of understanding.
The curriculum must be presented through a prepared environment.
The Theory in Practice
The upper elementary child:
Tuesday, Aug. 26--First day of school for students
Friday to Monday, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1--no school, Labor Day weekend
Friday, Sept. 5--Pizza Friday begins
Thursday, Friday Sept. 4-5--Jr High overnight camping trip--Mount Percival and Mount Morgan
Thursday, Friday, Sept. 11-12--Upper El overnight camping trip--Mount Percival and Mount Morgan
Tuesday, Sept. 16--Community meeting hosted by the Jr. High--11:00 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 19--Barn Dance--Pot luck dinner and dancing in the barn for all GVS families. A not-to-be missed event!
Wednesday, Oct. 1--Class pictures in the morning
Thursday, Oct. 2--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 3--Progress reports out
Monday, Oct. 13--No school, Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 21--Community meeting hosted by the Lower El--11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29--International Day
Wednesday, Nov. 5--Open House 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for families interested in finding out more about GVS