This past week, the students at Bridgemont International School participated in the “Work Shadow” program, where they had the opportunity to experience different careers. As a virtual school, students had the opportunity to work in their own communities or work virtually with others across the country.
While many may ask about how Montessori education can be delivered in an online community, this is a perfect example of how Montessori can not only exist in an online environment, but can offer additional learning opportunities for its students.
Over the next few weeks, Bridgemont students will be preparing and then sharing presentations of their experiences that include how these experiences met or did not meet their expectations, what they learned, and what they experienced throughout the week.
This week is assessment week. It will be the same as any other week. We’ll be doing a science assessment and history assessment. Students can choose between multiple choice and a short answer, four short answers, or a one page essay. For projects there is math, history, language, WELL, and Spanish. If a student gets a grade they are not happy with then they can choose to retake an assessment and fix what they got wrong.
To be or not to be. That is the question! This quarter in Spanish, we have been learning to use all kinds of new verbs to express ourselves, including ‘to [always] be’ and ‘to [temporarily] be.’ In English, we can equally ‘be’ at the store and ‘be’ happy, but those phrases are very different in Spanish. Ask your student what kind of ‘be’ they would use to describe one’s appearance, occupation and personality.