Welcome Ms. Deborah Goldfarb!

Neshaminy Montessori would like to welcome our new librarian, Ms. Deborah Goldfarb. Ms. Deborah has a Master's Degree in Library Science and has been a school librarian and cataloger for over 16 years. She will be teaching our students about the library and how to navigate through it, checking books out and returning them.

In addition to holding classes, Ms. Deborah will be leading a Book Club with our older students. We are excited to have Ms. Deborah as part of our faculty and we look forward to exploring how fun reading can be!

Young Scientists at Work

The entire school became scientists for the day.  The Neshaminy Montessori younger students taught the older students about chemical reactions using baking soda and vinegar. They taught everyone that a base + an acid = a chemical reaction.

Our young teachers gave “thumbs up “to big kids for their great work and observations. One student said that it sounds like my soda! Another said that it smelled like Easter when we dye our eggs!

The lesson also incorporated primary and secondary colors. The primary colors of red, blue and yellow were the colors in the vinegar so that they could mix them and make their secondary colors of green, purple and orange. It was so much fun and we learned a lot!!

Our Visit To The Lower Southampton Library

The students of Neshaminy Montessori have recently visited the Lower Southampton library. Miss Brittany, the new children's librarian, read the children some stories about poetry. The children listened for rhyming words and sang some songs too! They were able to look around the library, meet the hermit crabs at the reference desk, and play in the children's area. Each child was given a library card form in order to apply for their very own library card!

The main story, Daniel Finds a Poem is part of a program called One Book, Every Young Child. Now in its 12th year, the program highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books. The students of Neshaminy Montessori have been participating in this program with the Lower Southampton Library since 2007!

 

Welcome Ms. Yvonne Kuster!

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We would like to welcome Ms. Yvonne Kusters, a Trevose Day School Alumni, and fondly called "YoYo" by kids as our new Fitness and Health Director. Yvonne is a nationally-certified fitness and wellness educator, who started her playful education at TDS.  She created a kids fitness company that is used around the world, co-authored a book to get kids to MOVE!, and co-produced two kids music albums. She performs interactive music and fitness shows in front of thousands of children nationally every year and can even be seen on Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show in 2013.  

Ms. Yvonne Kuster will be starting the Let's Play Today® program with our students! The curriculum aims to develop your child’s physical, social, and emotional skills while improving their motor skills, coordination, strength, and balance. The classes are filled with tons of energy, lots of laughter, and a love of moving!

Children will be doing obstacle courses, partner games with pool noodles, balls and scarves, playing cooperative games with the parachutes, and using beanbags, hula-hoops, ribbons and lots more! Yvonne will incorporate sports activities, relay races, tag and many other fun games like noodle hockey, and balloon volleyball!  Each month children practice a skill, a FIT FOCUS and will have a chance to incorporate this during the day at school as well!   

Welcome Mr. Peter Poulos!

Trevose Day School and Neshaminy Montessori would like to warmly welcome Mr. Peter Poulos as our new Music Instructor! With his Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a certification in Music for grades K-12, Mr. Poulos comes to us with a detailed musical background.

A skilled guitar player and instructor, he has directed small ensembles, assisted in productions and taught various lessons with a multitude of instruments. Mr. Poulos has started his musical lessons by teaching our students how to keep a steady beat and how to participate through singing and dancing.

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In addition to teaching music classes to all of our students, he will be demonstrating his creativity by leading a Guitar Club on Fridays after school. 

 

Welcome Mr. Jordan Romney!

Neshaminy Montessori warmly welcomes our new Head Art Department, Mr. Jordan Romney. Mr. Jordan comes to us with years of extensive experience as an Art Instructor at camp, teaching students various arts and crafts including creating collages, print making, drawing and Tye Dye.

He will be assisting our students in designing the set for our Spring Opera. Mr. Jordan will also be introducing digital photography to the students who will work on creating an art magazine highlighting their photography as well as works of art created by the students of the school. We are so very excited to see all of the fun and creative projects that our students and Mr. Jordan will be working on this year!

 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read? Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 113 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books.

He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. So this month, Mr. Jordan, the classroom teachers, and the students will be celebrating Dr. Suess and his legacy!

Jordan, as the student's fondly call him, introduced One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to the Montessori students. They also created class rules all together!

Painting In Pajamas Party!

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Neshaminy Montessori hosted a "Painting in Pajamas" party on Friday, January 20. 

The children and their guests had lots of fun painting a snowman and then decorating it with buttons, a scarf and a hat, all while wearing their favorite PJ's! 

Even the teachers and some parents wore their pajamas, too!  While waiting for their masterpieces to dry, everyone enjoyed decorating cookies and listening to Story Time with Ms. Gwynne. 

 

It was a wonderful night, and everyone was very happy with their creations!