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Resources for Learning at Home

In early 2020, our world took a turn that sent our students, families, and educators into a distance learning arena. Navigating the new structures within our lives, schools, and places of work certainly brought unexpected challenges. Thankfully, and with the help of our school community, we locked arms, shook off the surprise, and went right into collaboration, innovation, and implementation. Determined to ensure a comprehensive approach, we re-imagined and initiated our Montessori pedagogy through a remote platform that still ultimately adheres to our mission to foster personal and academic growth, independence, confidence, responsibility, and joyful lifelong learning.

Here is a compilation of family-friendly virtual tours, music, exercise, story times, and other activities to support and assist you as you, our incredible parents, work diligently to don yet another hat. If you have any questions or specific needs that you’d like support with, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to provide answers or resources for you. You may also send us resources that you feel would benefit other parents within our community. 

Tips for Working Parents With Virtual Learners

  • Set a schedule. Plan tomorrow today to support your focused work time as parents as well as an independent learning time for your students.
  • Take advantage of recorded classes. If your child is needing support with their online learning, do the recorded lesson when it fits in your work schedule.
  • Set boundaries: Your children need routines and you might need times when you’re in “do not disturb” mode.

 

 

WORK FROM HOME/PARENTING RESOURCES

 

VIRTUAL TOURS

 

STORIES, MUSIC, & ART

 

EXERCISE

  • Cosmic Kids – Yoga, mindfulness, & relaxation videos for ages 3+
  • GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home offers free movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos.

 

EDUCATION

 

PODCASTS

 

ACTIVITY IDEAS

What Hershey Montessori School Parents are Saying

We are so grateful to all of the Hershey Montessori teachers who put in a lot of work over Spring Break to prepare for teaching the kids online. The Microsoft Teams environment is amazingly robust and couldn’t have been easy to establish.  We are so glad not to have to figure out the next few weeks for ourselves. It’s also nice to be able to show the kids the schedules and letters sent by the teachers. Thank you again. Know your work is appreciated.
-Parent of 1st and 3rd grade students

School Blog

Staff Spotlight: Aaron Miller

Staff Spotlight: Aaron Miller

  We created a Staff Spotlight series to bring recognition of the many amazing guides and administrators while connecting with them in a personal way. This month, we honor: Aaron Miller   Aaron is from Mentor-on-the-Lake and now resides in Painesville. He...

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Our Need for Community

Our Need for Community

By Judy Kline-Venaleck, Associate Head of School and Huntsburg Campus Director Community ... it is a word with great reverence in the Montessori world, and it is one that has surfaced recently as the coronavirus has overtaken our global community. As we have turned...

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When Planets and People Align

When Planets and People Align

(Photo Credit: Ehsan Sanaei) By Deanna Meadows-Shrum, Hershey Montessori School Marketing & Communications Director   We are in a season in which social distance is not only recommended, but for many, a requirement. We have spent most of the last year...

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New Beings Are In Creation

New Beings Are In Creation

By Judy Kline-Venaleck, Associate Head of School and Huntsburg Campus Director "The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden...

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Schedule a Virtual Visit and Information Session

We encourage prospective parents and students to schedule a virtual visit or private tour of our Concord and/or Huntsburg Campus. We will tailor visits and tours based on individual needs, interests, and current COVID-19 regulations. Contact us to discuss options and arrange a personalized information session.