Posts & Updates
Saturday at 10 AM - 12 PM
Curious about Montessori education for your child? Learn about the fundamentals and teaching style at our annual open house and see for yourself the hallmark of Montessori education at work at Moultrie Montessori School in St. Augustine, FL.
Moultrie Montessori is a private school with a hands-on approach to learning where students work with specially designed materials, manipulating and investigating until they master the lesson inside.
Parents only. Please RSVP by sending us your contact information via the contact form on our website.
The Bergamo Montessori Schools website has a compelling article on the importance of students continuing their education in Montessori environments.
Click here to read the article: https://www.bergamoschools.com/montessori-just-preschool/
Rest mat–The three-fold, four section type fits our mat shelf, 45” x 19” x 1”. Florida law requires that mats have an impermeable surface and no tears. The body pillow pillowcase that is sold at Target makes a nice cover.
Lunch box, placemat, napkin— Please include a placemat and napkin daily. We request no commercial or violent images on anything. Please do not send any drinks.
Please choose any of the following items that you would enjoy contributing:
Paper- any kind or color
Crayola 8-count water colors
Ticonderoga “My First Tri-Write Pencils” (fat, yellow)
Tri-Conderoga pencils (black, triangular)
Mulch for playground
Elmer’s School Glue
Two gallon water dispenser
- 2 Soft plastic 3 prong folders with pockets – 1 blue and 1 color of choice
- 1 20 pack clear plastic sleeve protectors. (Economy brand is 98 cents at Walmart)
- 2 24 pack of pencils – yellow Ticonderoga #2/HB sharpened
- 2 Packs of white pencil top erasers
- 1 Plain wooden clipboard (Please do not decorate.)
- 4 Scotch tape refills
- 1 12 pack of glue sticks
- 2 Packs of index cards
- 3 Packets of loose leaf graph paper
- 2 Packets of loose leaf lined paper – wide rule
- 2 Hp61 black ink
- 1 Pack of Crayola coloring pencils
First Grade Only: 3 Mead composition notebooks and 1 mead Primary Journal K-2 (Top half is black and bottom half is ruled.)
2nd through 5th Grade Only: 4 Mead Composition notebooks (Wide ruled not college ruled)
We Kindly request donations of:
- Hand soap
- Hand Sanitizer
- Clorox wipes
- Swiffer dusters and refills
- Band-Aids – plain
Moultrie Montessori School is very pleased to officially announce its upcoming move to a new campus located at 37 South Dixie Highway. While this move was unexpected, the new campus is much better in a variety of ways, and will be our permanent home.
The campus consists of four lots. Three of the lots have houses on them and one is a drive through and parking lot. There is one house for each age group: elementary (6-12 years), primary (3-6 years), and toddler (1 ½- 3 years). The toddler group will share a house with the office. The joined back yards of the houses provide a lovely playground where there is a huge and fabulous grandfather live oak tree. Everything about it fits Moultrie Montessori.
Our new campus is in a centrally located neighborhood. While Dixie Highway is a light commercial area, the connecting streets are residential, which is much more suitable for a small school than our previous location was. There is easy access from both U.S. 1 and State Road 207 (one block west of U.S. 1 and one block north of State Road 207). It is also a pleasant drive on Masters Drive from State Road 16. If you are coming on I-95, the 207 exit is best.
The houses, built between 1950 and 1962, have been vacant and neglected for several years and are in need of repair and renovation. We are very fortunate to have an exceptionally capable renovation team, who communicate and work together well. This is significant in making things happen smoothly and in a timely manner. They are also willing to work with volunteers in order to lower our costs.
We are very enthusiastic about creating a beautiful campus, inside and out, where children and staff are supported in learning, growing, and developing their potential in collaboration with others. This is an exciting time for Moultrie Montessori School and I look forward to contributing to our new neighborhood and larger community.
Our first Moultrie Elementary Science Fair was a wonderful success! The children worked hard all year to build the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in this event. The look of pride in each child’s eyes, and the joy on each child’s face conveys the accomplishment that each child is feeling.
I just love organizing the children’s blue folders and rolls on a Friday afternoon! I get a chance to really absorb how much wonderful work they are doing. Many of the children have large projects in progress and they will be sent home as they are completed.
We will continue our study of the West region of the United States for at least another week. I am reading aloud The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’ Dell, which all the children really seem to be enjoying! It is a historical fiction and the setting is San Nicholas Island off the coast of California in the 1830’s. The children are making so many connections from their previous studies of Native Americans, geography, zoology, and botany. Next week many of the children will be doing detailed animal reports on some of the animals mentioned in the story……sea elephants, sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, Devil fish (Octopus), cormorants, wild dogs, and more. Please encourage your child to think about which animal they would like to study and research. There is often a long line for the classroom computer, so I encourage them to print off some information at home!
In Spanish, the children made their own passports and visited Spain. In Science, they had a wonderful lesson on plate tectonics with Ms. Mary Alston.
I was so happy to see all 19 children wearing sneakers/tennis shoes this past week. I was also smiling big at all the signed reading slips!
Next week we will be collecting new socks for the women and children at the Betty Griffin House. They are very much in need of socks at this time. My daughter has her final interview for her Girl Scout Gold Award tomorrow morning, and I can not tell you how proud and thankful we are that Moultrie Montessori School is sustaining her project. Thank you!
I decided to keep my email short this week and let the photos speak for themselves. I took them in about 30 seconds this morning and I feel they really show how hard your children are working!!
As always…TGIF!! Have a wonderful weekend and never hesitate to contact me with any concern.