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George, the American Eagle flies

George, the American Eagle flies

Students fly “George the Eagle” a hand-made kite from Indonesia that was given to the students by a generous benefactor many years ago. The name was inspired because George Washington was the first American president and the Eagle is the national bird. The students enjoyed running in the open field and watching “George” fly above…

Fiber Festival Field Trip

Fiber Festival Field Trip

We went to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, VA. Our class is studying the “History of Textiles: Design, Culture and Technology“, and currently have been doing  our own weaving  on small frame looms.   “We saw all kinds of things at the festival. We saw and felt many kinds of fibers, like unprocessed…

Montessori Students Sing for Peace

Montessori Students Sing for Peace

WCEC students gathered  today at 11:00 am in coordination with approximately 80,000 Montessori students world-wide to celebrate International Day of Peace  simultaneously. They sang  “Light a Candle for Peace”, written by Shelley Murley, an anthem known and sung by Montessori children across the world. Through 24 hours the song will be sung on every continent this year. The…

Fun at the Virginia Museum of Transportation

Fun at the Virginia Museum of Transportation

Excitement and exploration was part of the lower elementary class field trip to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke.  They saw many examples of how people have met their transportation needs throughout history. The Museum exists to preserve Virginia’s transportation history and to honor the workers whose talents created the transportation marvels in our…

What is the Best way to Grow Sprouts?

What is the Best way to Grow Sprouts?

How can you grow the best sprouts? Samah experimented with, measured, monitored and recorded the effect of frequency of watering as a factor in the increase of mass. She presented her study at the Lynchburg Science Fair and received a from the Broadcom Masters Award, a program of the Society for Science and the Public. The…

Picking Spring Flowers

Picking Spring Flowers

Elementary class hiked around the campus exploring this spring’s wildflowers. Dandelions and violets, Spring Beauty and Quaker Ladies, Redbud and Dogwood and Lilac make pretty bouquets. The physical exercise and fun led to refreshed study as they returned to school and dried their flowers in the flower press for a future Art project. Bringing the…

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