Shakespeare Festival Gala Show

YMS-104-Shakespear-The-Tempest_04-FNLThe Shakespeare Festival will culminate in a Gala show at the Old Fire Hall on April 24 from 5:00 – 7:30pm, followed by a wine tasting.

Performers will be James Bradford, veteran Shakespearean actor and past company member at Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Alan Jeans, professional actor and graduate student studying drama and communities at the University of Alberta; Brian Fidler, local actor and drama instructor; and Akasha Sage, Sarah Ott, and Loughran Thorson-Looyson, all local high school actors, budding thespians and past students of the MAD program at Wood Street School.

Thank you to Sue Bogle for leading the organization of this event, and to Sarah Lewis, Martha Taylor, Leslie Raenden and Sarah Krauzig for their support. Thanks also to Yukon Government, Sarah Krauzig at Bella Décor, Rick Karp at Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Read at Breath of Life Yoga Studios, and Tony Zedda at Baked Café for sponsoring the event.

 

Elementary School Shakespeare Day, April 22nd

Yukon Montessori School students will be hosting classes from Selkirk Elementary, Holy Family, and Golden Horn Schools for Shakespeare Day at the Yukon Arts Centre.  Drop off is at 8:30 at the Yukon Arts Centre , and pick up is at 3:15 at the same location.  For those who need pick up at Yukon Montessori School, we will transport those children back to the school.

The students will be working with their teachers Kate Fitzgerald from Northern Lights School of Dance; Alan Jeans, a visiting Drama teacher from University of Alberta; Brian Fidler; Doug O’Neil (Kaleen Lewis’ grandfather who has experience with drama); and two students from MAD to put on scenes from the Tempest and have a day of exploration of the Arts Centre under the direction of the Technical director there.  This is a day for the children to enjoy Shakespeare together with their peers.

YMS students competing at Elementary School Wrestling Tournament

On April 16th 2014, Yukon Montessori students grades two through six will return to the mat to compete in the Elementary School Wrestling Tournament, the largest elementary aged wrestling tournament in Western Canada.  YMS students have been practicing weekly since the beginning of February under the watchful eye of David Eiklebloom, and are eager to show off their skills. Go Montessori Maulers!!!

February Open House

Each year we try and find ways for children to show and share the work done in the classroom. Bringing home finished products is one way for you to see the work they do, but because process and the concrete materials often remains in the classroom we feel like there is more for you to see.

An open house occurred on February 4, allowing each child to show specifically what they are working on right now in any of the disciplines. Example work included answering questions in math, working in language, using the materials we have for French, or reviewing the research work being done in the other cultural subjects such as history, biology, geometry, or geography.

Using beads to visualize division.
Using beads to visualize division.
Teamwork to make math more fun and enjoyable!
Teamwork to make math more fun and enjoyable!
A pegboard used to visualize Binomial and Trinomial multiplication.
A pegboard used to visualize Binomial and Trinomial multiplication.
Accompanying long hand Binomial and Trinomial multiplication.
Accompanying long hand Binomial and Trinomial multiplication.

YMS Ambassadors

Thursday May 16, we spent an hour or so managing an obstacle course for the Montessori Borealis Preschool program at a local park. Like our sledding day, ski day, and walkathon events held this past year, we enjoyed being with this group of future YMS students. It was great fun to see the two groups enjoying themselves together. Kudos go out to the Yukon Montessori students who were great ambassadors of fun.

Ben guiding one of the preschool students through the slackline.
Ben guiding one of the preschool students through the slackline.