Author Archives: Cathy Scherrey

The second virtue for our school community is Gratitude

The holiday season is an especially good time to consider all that we have to be grateful for and to reflect on the ways that we practice gratitude in our lives. Being thankful strengthens our relationships and our connection to our community, and studies show that expressing appreciation makes us happier and more compassionate people. […]

Terrific Twos!

We know very well, in theory, that the first six years of the child’s life are the foundation on which the rest of their life rests. A child’s distinct personality asserts itself long before those six years are over. What seems like frustrating behavior, on the surface, is simply the child’s attempt to break out […]

Practical life in a Montessori Classroom

Practical life in a Montessori classroom The child in the toddler and primary class is introduced to lessons in Practical Life, which are unique to the Montessori early childhood environment.  Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life and include activities that teach the child how to take care of himself and his environment, […]

Lower Elementary Integrated Botany Study

Lower Elementary students examined the world through an integrated study of botany. Ms. Marsha led the study as part of her final project toward Montessori Teacher Certification. One area of study was exploring plant life from the cellular level. Third year students built their own plant cells identifying each part. Following an introduction to types […]

Virtues

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible teaches small children (and all of us) about Christian living -that is, how to be good! Primary chapel is at 9:00 […]

How Much Sleep

The first few weeks of school are a big transition for us all as we adjust from the slower pace of summer into the routine of carline. We see signs of adjustments to new sleep schedules in all ages of students from toddlers to upper elementary. It can be even harder for younger children as […]

Practical Pizza

Sometimes we may look at a toddler-age child and think, “they’re way too young to cook! I can’t let them in the kitchen!” While it’s true that your toddler probably won’t wander into the kitchen and whip you up a 5-course gourmet meal, they absolutely can start helping with meal prep. More than just being […]

Rising Science

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at “Rising Science,” our 2018 Science Fair. Our students had a fantastic time and the feedback that they received from our experts will be of great help to them in fine-tuning their future projects. We are so proud of all of our students! Our Elementary and kindergarten-aged Primary students […]

Joy of Service

When you hear the phrase “community service,” you may think of volunteering at a Food Bank or spending a Saturday cleaning up a park or road. You may also think of organizations like the Junior League or United Way, which bring together members to complete large-scale projects for various nonprofits in the community. At St. […]