Category 'General News'

27
Oct

Thoughts on Education: Field Trips

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Dear Parents, At this time, children have now settled into classroom routines, and OMS Montessori teachers are beginning to introduce the first ‘Going-outs’ of the school year. Montessori was a proponent of field trips for elementary-aged children, viewing these outings as necessary extensions of the classroom. Based on her observations, children at the second plane […]

28
Jan

50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways Enrolment Campaign Launched at OMS Montessori

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OMS Montessori is pleased to announce the launch of a 50 day enrolment campaign: 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways. The campaign will serve to celebrate OMS Montessori’s 50 year history in the City of Ottawa, and to demonstrate what makes OMS Montessori Ottawa’s premiere Montessori institution. OMS Montessori began as Ottawa’s first Montessori school, […]

25
Nov

Universal Children’s Day at The Element

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On Universal Children’s Day Upper Elementary students from OMS Montessori visited The Element to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A group of Element students prepared a presentation for the day, which talked about what the rights of the child and why these are important. Students then presented the Declaration […]

21
Oct

Parent Library

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Last weekend, Pat Gere, School Director, and Pat Garneau, Director of the English Program, attended a CCMA Administrator’s retreat in Toronto. Dr. Michael Thompson, a world renowned clinical psychologist, author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys and Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help A Child Grow, presented at […]

23
Sep

Montessori and Compassion

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By: Pat Garneau, Director of the English Program Last week, a younger Upper Elementary boy fell and bumped his chin on the floor resulting in the possibility that he might need stitches. He was very worried about this, asking if there were going to be needles, would it hurt and so on. While we were […]

9
Sep

Recess in the Casa Playground

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By: Pat Garneau, Director of the English Program On the first day of school, I had the pleasure of doing yard duty in the Casa playground. It was a beautiful summer’s day albeit hot, the flowers were in bloom, there was lush greenery in all the garden beds, particularly the feathery willow bushes, bumblebees were […]

6
Jun

National Day of Sweden and Geography in the Casa Curriculum

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Today is the National Day of Sweden and a perfect opportunity to reflect on geography in the Casa curriculum… OMS students start learning Geography in Casa by being introduced to the globe, and then control maps. At this time, we start teaching them about the people/cultures and fauna of the various continents/countries, as well as […]

3
Jun

Guests at OMS Montessori

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Our parents know that OMS Montessori offers an education beyond the ordinary, but this is recognized on an international level as well. Every year, we receive requests from student teachers and institutes interested in visiting, observing and teaching at our school. This year, we had three student teachers, each of whom visited for a month. We […]

14
Apr

Author and Illustrator Visits OMS Montessori

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          Éric Péladeau, a successful writer of over a dozen books and illustrator of more than fifty books for various publishers, visited our Francophone program. Éric talked to the students about how he finds inspiration and how his stories come to life.

13
Mar

OMS Montessori receives Top Montessori School of 2015 in Ottawa

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OMS Montessori received the following letter from the President of Top Choice Awards, Inc: “Top Choice Awards is honoured to announce that OMS Montessori has been voted Top Montessori School of 2015 in the City of Ottawa. The results were collected during the proprietary Top Choice Awards 2015 Survey, which asked respondents to nominate their Top […]