IMS students sell their crafts at Discovery Bay Market
Maria Montessori knew the power of connecting student learning with real-life experience. We also know the importance of students developing 21st-century learning skills. When these students decided they wanted to design and make their own crafts to sell at the Discovery Bay market, they had a lot of fun. But most importantly, they are engaging in deep, powerful, and relevant experiences that prepare them for the future.
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#IMS in the news!
We were delighted today to be featured in Sing Tao newspaper's Parenting Supplement Smart Parents 親子王 ! The article beautifully captured the reporter's wonder and awe at witnessing Montessori in action at IMS - from the children's deep concentration and motivation to the fabulous materials, and of course, our unique bilingual programme!
感謝 星島 Smart Parents 親子王 讓更多家長認識 IMS!
通過這篇採訪報道，啟發了大家及外界對蒙特梭利教育的認知。當中對 IMS 的獨特教具，雙語學習環境和培養孩子獨立自主，專注力等的話題更是恰到好處！ ... See MoreSee Less
This week at #IMS has been all about books!
We have been lucky to meet award-winning picture book author Rachel Ip, whose stories like The Last Garden are often inspired by real-world events or experiences. Katie & Kevin Tsang presented their award-winning Dragon Realm youth fiction series, sharing their creative process with our UE students. Our LE met Gavin Coates, a local cartoonist and children’s book author whose beautiful stories like The Last Nut promote a love of our planet. Finally, Chinese author Cui Li-Jun 崔麗君 enthralled all our Casa and Elem children with her magical 春夏秋冬 Four Seasons series.
On the last day of Book Week, the children (and some teachers) celebrated by coming to school dressed up as their favourite book characters!
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IMS is with Taylor Swift.
Happy International Women's Day!
As we salute women on this special day, did you know that many amazing women went to #montessori schools? Famous chef Julia Child, Author and Diarist Anne Frank, Actress Helen Hunt, and Ann Sullivan who was Helen Keller's teacher and who used Montessori methods to teach her famous student. And there is one more huge one - can you spot her in this picture of her Montessori school and guess who she is?
The blond girl in the back row is #taylorswift!
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We are ecstatic to have enjoyed our Casa dei Bambini (3-6) #sportsdays this week! For the first time in three years, our parents, children, and teachers engaged in a series of fun athletic games amidst the fresh breezes and warm early March sunshine at the Hong Kong Cricket Club and Quarry Bay Sports Grounds.
This event brings families together across campuses and marks a return to the full complement of events that makes life at #IMS so engaging and exciting for our children.
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Our first day of coming to school without masks in 959 days.......Look at our beautiful smiles!
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One of the most fascinating parts of a Montessori environment is the incredibly concrete maths materials. These take our Casa children from basic numbers all the way to dynamic multiplication and division, squaring and cubing to 1,000, and exploring fractions.
At our Casa Montessori Evening, parents received a hands-on experience of our entire maths programme!
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Today our #IMS Elementary students were out and about in Hong Kong!
Planning, preparing and then executing field trips that Maria Montessori called "Going Out". This is an essential component of "connecting learning to the real world" that makes a #Montessorieducation so powerful.
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Tell me, and I forget
Show me, and I may remember
Involve me, and I learn.
On the surface two pretty mundane academic skills:
Finding common multiples (in the traditional classroom, this is usually taught after tables have been learnt at the Upper End of Elementary - In the #montessori Classroom, Lower Elementary students discover this concept far earlier than in traditional school)
What are collective nouns (in the traditional classroom, these normally appear around late lower Elementary to early Upper Elementary - Montessori, middle of lower Elementary)
Do you remember how and when you learnt these? Montessori environments allow students to learn anything at any age.
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Celebrating the gift of love and friendship over heart-shaped pizzas! Lower elementary students learned about the different ways Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world. They then planned, purchased and followed their recipe. What better way to someone's heart than through their stomach!
Happy #Valentine's Day 💕 🍕
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Sports Day is back! Our Upper and Lower Elementary children each had a fabulous day of athletic pursuits this week, enjoying sunshine and fresh air with their teachers and many parents! We had 100m sprint, 100m hurdles, long jump, high jump, javelin / nerf throw, discus throw, tennis ball throw, relay races, long run, team building games, problem-solving games, bean bag balancing games, and reflection stations! Cannot wait for the Casa Sports Days!
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The Lunar Year of the Rabbit is approaching fast! What fun to be making dumplings again at #IMS, and having all of our Montessori First Steps, Foundation and Casa parents celebrating the New Year with songs and stories with their little ones across all four campuses.
Our Elementary students delighted us all with a magnificent lion and dragon dance, and shared stories and songs about the Chinese New Year. #IMS Chinese faculty held our traditional Chinese New Year Fair for the elementary students to create their own traditional good luck Fai Chun, paper cut-outs, and firecrackers to decorate their homes with New Year wishes for health and prosperity.
What a joy to be able to wish everyone a Happy Year of the Rabbit!
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#cny2023 #lunarnewyear2023 #新年快樂
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The First Casa dei Bambini
116 years ago today, Montessori opened her first Casa dei Bambini to 50 preschool children in Rome, Italy. Through her observations and work with the children, she was astonished by their almost effortless ability to learn! Her pursuit to advocate for children and revolutionize education is the reason #IMS exists. Grazie, Maria!
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We all treasured the opportunity to see our children perform live last week! Watch our short Winter Performance clip to savour those sweet moments again!
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Cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and panettone are always winners at any bake sale, and these couple of days, hundreds of beautifully hand-made baked items have been going like hotcakes! Our students are also selling their own jewellery, colourful resin items, Christmas decorations and homemade recycled paper! Remember to also check out the stall selling the 'aMAZEing ADVENTURE', a book recently published by Tyler from Tiber Class!
The fair ends today, so come along to finish your Christmas shopping, all in aid of charity!
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At #IMS, we have amazing entrepreneurs in the making!
Craft and Creations is a small business established in 2020 by some of our Upper Elementary students. As the Winter Performance celebrations approach, they are working hard. They will be selling their products at the #bakesale this week. We hope to see you there!
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