The fourth graders are learning about the Chinese New Year. Our celebration this week began with a procession around the school holding Chinese dragons they painted in art class and then we welcomed a parent to help us learn more.
The Woods Montessori program meets the needs and interests of three to six year olds. Learning is intrinsically motivating and joyful in the multi-age classroom and prepared environment.
As a Catholic school, the faith development and character education of our children is devoted to enriching students’ lives and preparing them to lead lives of significance. Lessons on faith and values anchor everyday life.
Our talented, creative arts faculty cultivates our students’ artistic gifts, engaging their minds, bodies, and spirits through art education that includes music, visual arts, and performing arts.
Our students’ foundation in technology includes understanding how it works and how to use it to change lives. Our technology supports innovative learning at all ages.
On Saturday, January 14, The Woods Academy Robotics teams, B.O.B. (Best of Bots) and Clickin’ Chickens, participated at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifier held at Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. Twenty-four teams competed. Clickin’ Chickens was one of only six teams to survive that Qualifier and advance to the FLL Maryland State Championship, which will be held on Saturday, February 25 at UMBC in Catonsville. All are invited to attend and cheer on the Clickin’ Chickens!
Most people acknowledge the importance of play for young children. In 6th grade science, students are constantly playing to learn. When learning about force and work, students developed an experiment to determine how the force or stretch distance impacted the launch distance of a beanbag.
The guidance program at The Woods works with students from Montessori to 8th grade, and often talk about different ideas/concepts on how to form good friendships.
7th grade students in math are put into random groups each class to help with learning and the overall classroom experience.
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