GW Elementary School Visits Maple Ridge Community in Ulster Park.

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Arriving at Maple Ridge

On Monday May 6th Tom and Caitlyn’s E1 classes visited the Maple Ridge Community in Ulster Park.  Students from the GW Montessori School were teamed with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students from the Maple Ridge Elementary School.

Arnold Meyer, the principal of the school, welcomed the GW students.  The weather for the trip was fabulous, so the students started by gathering on the outside circle benches for a snack.  The group then celebrated the birthday of a GW student using the Montessori birthday materials.  The students were then divided into four groups based on grade, and toured the property.  Students visited with farm animals, visited gardens, and hiked through a nature preserve and along streams and a pond.

After a game of kickball, students went to main dining hall where lunch was provided by the Maple Ridge Community.  Maple Ridge students eat with their families, so the GW students went with their Maple Ridge partners and ate at the table with their partner’s family.  Finally after lunch the parents of the students, including one parent from GW, braided the Maypole to the music of Principal Arnie on the accordion.

The trip was a great success and GW Montessori looks forward to expanding the connection to the Maple Ridge community next year.

Mr. Tom (Tom Muro)

 

Arnie Meyer greats the GW bus

Arnie Meyer greets the GW bus

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Amigos at Maple Ridge

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May Pole

Horse after being shoed

Horse after being shoed

Two day old lambs

Two day old lambs

Frog Eggs

Frog Eggs

Sandbox art

Sandbox art