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By Tamara Mount, October 17, 2014 I was recently reminded, by a parent, about how long Hilltop has dreamed of having a Learning Specialist on staff to assist teachers and students. Wendy’s involvement with the children working hard to learn to read has indeed been a dream come true. We’ve also seen wonderful benefits, as...
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17
Oct

The Importance of Blending the Three Years within a Program

by Tamara Mount, Sept 12, 2014 One of the critical components of an authentic Montessori program is mixed age groups, usually three years in the same classroom. Hilltop has always had three years together for Children’s House, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary. At times labels for the three years within each grouping have been used....
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12
Sep

Summer Notes

by Tamara Mount, August 6, 2014 Well, I thought things might slow down in the summer, but they haven’t . . . It has remained extremely busy and productive up here on top of the hill! The Arts Barn: The Barn is nearing completion. The community has pulled together and we have the resources to...
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06
Aug

New Mailing Address for Hilltop

July 22, 2014 We’ve been informed by the Town that because we now have 4 buildings on our property, we need to have our own distinct road name. The Middle School house was built in 1905. It was known as the Stafford Family Farm. We have chosen “Stafford Farm Hill” as the new name for...
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22
Jul

by Tamara Mount, April 15, 2014 Time and again, important components of the Montessori approach, developed one hundred years ago, are proven to be beneficial in a modern context. One of these is the benefits of integrating arts into other components of the curriculum. In most traditional schools, arts are self-contained “specials” taught only for...
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15
Apr
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