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WMHS biology students figure out how to demonstrate the process of cell division, mitosis, with doughnuts.
Secondary teacher Alaine Davis is always trying to find imaginative ways to help students understand concepts. She had the class decorate doughnuts with candy, frosting and sprinkles to represent cells, their components and the process of mitosis. The students also explained and illustrated mitosis in slideshows. You can find those linked from the Secondary blog. You can also see more photos on this week's Secondary program page.→
Each donor to The WMS Fund has a different reason to give, and we are grateful.
“We participate in in The WMS Fund for the same reason we have been at WMS for so many years: because WMS reflects the kind of world we want for our children, and the kind of people we hope they become.”—the Mihata Family
“We give to The WMS Fund because of the opportunities it provides to our children and all students at WMS. The enrichment programs and extra opportunities made possible by The WMS Fund are very important in the full development of each student. Our children are becoming such strong, independent, amazing young people because of their overall experience at WMS.”—the Alyazdi family
“Our family is committed to giving to WMS at a leadership level because we know that tuition does not cover all expenses. We value the opportunities that are provided with these funds and enjoy watching our children grow and learn as a result.”—the Shaffer family
If you are ready to donate to The WMS Fund you may do so online here. Thank you!
From the Dogwood class October newsletter—the child and the work
“The child can develop fully by means of experience in his/her environment. We call such experiences 'work.' Such experiences are not just play...It is work he must do in order to grow up.”—Maria Montessori
This quote from Maria Montessori explains why we call the activities in our classrooms “work.” Every work or activity that a child does in the classroom helps them gain a new experience which in turn helps them with their development and growth process. When a child chooses an activity on his/her own, it builds independence, confidence and an amazing ability to concentrate. When the children are given an opportunity to explore and chose an activity from the environment that is very carefully designed by teachers to experience learning through hands-on approach, that kind of learning is everlasting.—Priya Takkilapati
Remember all those empty gelato containers you donated to Elementary art teacher Carol Roorbach? She put them to good use when her student artists created the 2016 collaborative mural. The mural—shown in progress here—is on the wall of the Plaza in Building 1 at North Creek.
For level-specific content, don't miss the new program-level pages, which you may access from the menu above: T (Toddler), EC (Early Childhood), LE (Lower Elementary), UE (Upper Elementary) and SEC (Secondary).
For their work during the week of Oct. 16-22, we thank our tour assistants: Labiba Khan, Sabrina Moss, Jade Coolidge and Darcy Hardy; those who corrected vocabulary homework: Susan Keller, Xiaoguang Li and Charanya Srinivasan; Elizabeth Canning for correcting vocabulary tests; our Friday Helper/Reading Parent Jessica Roybal; for bringing Play Doh and flowers to class: Robert Merriman; our Front Desk assistants Robert Merriman, Peijun Liu and Jade Coolidge; our cooking project helper: Bina Walker; Dorothy Chien and Paige Armentrout for helping to promote The WMS Fund on Tuesday; and John Rogers for regularly checking vocabulary for Ginkgo.
Save 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, for program previews of both our Secondary (Middle and High School) program and our Elementary program. Come a little early to socialize and have refreshments from 5:30-6 p.m.
Have you wondered how your child will benefit from the Secondary or Elementary programs at Woodinville Montessori School? Then you won't want to miss these presentations, which will provide overviews of your child's next program, and explain how it builds on the foundation of social and academic skills your child is developing at his or her current level.
You'll hear how key differences between the levels support children's next developmental level, as they explore the curriculum in deeper and more abstract ways through an array of new learning experiences and curriculum areas.
We know you'll have questions for the teachers and the program directors, so we'll save time at the end. Watch for an invitation and for more information.
Welcome to the Grapevine newsletter. The Grapevine is published every Wednesday afternoon during regular school weeks. We welcome your submissions of photos and articles that are about or directly relevant to WMS students, subject to approval by the Director of Communications and Marketing. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m., Mondays. We do not accept advertising.