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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

The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

By Cheryl McGovern, Outdoor and Physical Education Coordinator   We’ve heard about the studies that show us that our brain on nature is its best self and now with so many places unavailable to us, so many are heading to natural areas as a safe refuge to walk with...

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Resilience, Through a Mother’s Eyes

Resilience, Through a Mother’s Eyes

By Leslie Minotti, Hershey Montessori School Parent As I have been perusing articles on how to support my child during these stressful, ever-changing days, I can't help but notice how often I see the words, "resilience" and "adaptability,"  "courage" and "confidence"...

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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.