Primary 2

Primary 2 - January 11, 2019

Life Cycle of a Frog

The Montessori Cultural subject provides the students the opportunity to explore their physical world. In Primary 2, our Zoology learning is focused on the life cycle of a frog. The students used their creativity and produced their own frog life cycle after having a presentation.


Freedom of Choice

In accordance with Montessori principles students in the classroom are given the freedom to choose their work for the day. When a new work is introduced to the classroom, students are eager to practice and learn the new concept. This helps the students maximize their learning process.


Primary 2 Talking Points:

  • Life cycle of a frog

  • Freedom of choice

Non-Napper Activities - January 11, 2019

Welcome Winter!

This week in our non-napper session, the students talked about the winter season. They discussed the characteristics of the weather and the changes in nature. They also enjoyed reading the “Snowman’s story” and creating our own snowmen.

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Primary 2 - December 21, 2018

The Nutcracker

The students of Primary 2 were happy to welcome their friends and family to their performance of the Nutcracker!


Holiday Crafts

The students were hard at work making Christmas and Kwanzaa crafts during the last week before the break. Each student used their individual creativity to create their own winter masterpiece.


Candy Cane Experiment

The students of Primary 2 blended science with their holiday spirit! The class submerged candy canes in three cups containing either cold water, warm water, or vinegar. Before the experiment started, they made predictions. After observing the effects on each candy cane, they recorded their findings.


Me Museum

A student was excited to share more about herself with their peers in this week’s Me Museum.


A Montessori Birthday

A Primary 2 student'‘s parent came in to help celebrate her birthday by sharing pictures and a story with the class.

Primary 2 - December 14, 2018

Picture Story

The picture story activity is a popular work in the Primary 2 classroom that promotes oral communication and observation skills.


Greeter of the Day

The Primary 2 greeter of the day helps to welcome students to class! As part of their 15 Years, 15 Hours project, the students started one of their 15 acts of service - a scavenger hunt!


Flower Arranging

The Primary 2 students love flower arranging, a new Practical Life activity that helps to enhance their sense of order, independence, care for the environment and coordination.


Montessori Math

Using different Montessori materials, the Primary 2 students learn about Math concepts. Manipulating the concrete materials helps a child to grasp Mathematical concepts, and as they master the concepts, they move toward abstraction.

Primary 2 - December 7, 2018

Multi-Age Grouping

Students in Primary 2 are benefiting from the multi-age grouping that the Montessori environment offers. First and second year students watch as older children enjoy advanced, challenging work and this inspires them. They look to the older children for guidance and the older students are happy to provide it. This benefits both groups as the older children are developing their leadership and mentoring skills. The younger children always look forward to receive a lesson from the older one.


Happy Hanukkah

A Lower School teacher delighted the students in Primary 2 with a cultural presentation on Hanukkah. The students complemented this cultural lesson with various art work.


Float and Sink

Our students got a lesson on oat and sink . They enjoyed this hands on science experiment and were motivated to carry out this at their convenience.


Talking Points for Primary 2

  • Multi age grouping

  • Hanukkah

  • Float and sink

Non-Napper Activities - December 7, 2018

This week, Non-napper students were happy to study about evergreen trees, especially the conifers. They watched a video about the characteristics and uniqueness of these amazing trees. They also had the opportunity to match the leaves from conifer trees with their respective pictures.


Pinecone Experiment

Why are some pinecones open while others are closed? Scales of seed-bearing pine cones move in response to changes in humidity. When in a warm and dry environment, the pinecone opens up to release the cone's seeds. When damp or cold, the scales close. The students participated in an experiment and drew their observations.

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A Closer Look

Using the microscope, the students were able to take a closer look at the seeds found inside the pinecones.


Branch Art

Students used small branches of conifer trees to paint and observe the different prints.

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Primary 2 - November 30, 2018

Geometric Solids

The Geometric Solids are one of many Montessori materials that challenge and shape a child's stereognostic sense, which is their ability to perceive and understand both the form and nature of objects through touch.


The Trinomial Cube

Primary 2 students challenged themselves with the Trinomial Cube. This puzzle requires a process of removing and replacing layers, matching colors and differentiating heights. The puzzle allows the child to observe, compare, differentiate, reason and solve problems while indirectly preparing the child for Math.


Me Museum

A second year student shared interesting facts about themselves and some of their favorite things with the class.


Geometric Cabinet

A few Primary 2 students worked with the Geometric Cabinet. This work promotes size discrimination.

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Birthday Celebration

A second year student shared some facts about himself with his peers to celebrate his birthday.

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