The first week
It was the first week (ever!) at The New School Montgomery, and our elementary school students had a lot of fun getting into the swing of things.
Three of our four students have most recently attended Montessori elementary school, while our fourth comes from a traditional school background.
All of them have enjoyed the freedom that is central to our educational philosophy.
Day 1: Monday, August 13
For a detailed look at day 1 of our school, read this blog post.
Day 2: Tuesday, August 14
In addition to continuing their tech-based learning of core skills, the kids completed two art projects: projector-assisted self-portraits and mirror-assisted self-portraits.
The second art project was mirror-assisted self-portraits.
Here they are in action:
Day 3: Wednesday, August 15
The third day of school included: 3-D computer-aided design, painting, yoga (P.E.), and a pool noodle battle (also P.E.).
P.E.: Yoga and pool noodle battle
Day 4: Thursday, August 16
Pointillism: the process
Pointillism: the results
Look carefully to try to figure out which student added too much salt.
Day 5: Friday, August 17
The highlight of the last day of the first week for our elementary students was working on kindness (painted) rocks. If you’ve seen our #thenewschoolrocks post, then you’re already familiar with the concept. Before they could put the googly eyes on the rocks, they had to try them out for themselves.
Hard at work
Closing out the first week of elementary school at The New School Montgomery
It was a great first week.
On Friday afternoon, the kids asked what was on the schedule for “tomorrow,” and were disappointed to learn that there is no school on Saturday. They’re apparently unfamiliar with the concept of TGIF.
That enthusiasm bodes well for the year (and means we’re probably doing things right).