Magazine article Montessori Life

Field Trip to the Farm

Magazine article Montessori Life

Field Trip to the Farm

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BRICKTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL Middle School students from Brickton Montessori took an Erdkinder agrarian trip to Shenandoah, IA, this past May, to the childhood farm of their teacher, Charles Martin. The students planned the trip themselves, figuring out travel, housing, recreation, food, and learning experiences for the week. While on the farm, they learned about modern farming, raising livestock, ethanol production, and small-town life. (AMS-Accredited School)



Last year, Thacher Montessori organized a high-effort, low-attendance journey event to educate parents about the school's progression. This year, after reassessing, the school changed the experience into a "night out" event, with child care, dinner, student presenters, and lead guides of different levels in the same room. The reimagined program was met with rave reviews. (AMS-Accredited School)



This summer, Wyoming Valley Montessori School began constructing a greenhouse, supported by a donation from Al Beech West Side Food Pantry, a local organization, and in collaboration with the Children Feeding Children Greenhouse Project. The greenhouse will be built into the curriculum, reinforcing the teaching of eco-friendly gardening practices, food sustainability, and nutrition. …

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