Yearly Archives: 2015

Khalsa Winter Celebration 2015

The 2015 Khalsa Montessori Winter Celebration was a beautifully orchestrated work of performing arts. The Primary and Lower Elementary students each performed several songs. The Upper Elementary students really wowed us with a silent movie, exploring the inner workings of the human body. Thank you to all the families who joined us for this special […]

Elementary Halloween Game and Craft Fair

Elementary students enjoyed a game fair with unique games designed by the Upper Elementary students. Games included a wide range of fun activities such as a miniature pumpkin hunt, a spider web maze students crawled through, Halloween themed obstacle course, bean bag toss, cup stacking, musical chairs with the “Monster Mash” song, water toss and […]

Pumpkin Hunt & Petting Zoo at Primary

The annual Khalsa Montessori Primary School pumpkin hunt and petting zoo was a huge success this year. We started the day with a few rain puddles and cloudy weather, but the sun came out a little later in the morning. Final year primary students were excited to hide pumpkins for the other classes and all the […]

Primary Open Houses

On the last Thursday of most months, from 3:15-5:15 P.M., we will have an Open House at the Primary school. Check your monthly calendars for confirmed dates. Open houses are a time for your child to show you the work that he or she has been doing in the classroom. Sit down on the rug and let […]

Extracurricular Activities Start at Elementary Campus!

Art Monday, September 14-Monday, December 7 3:30pm-4:30pm Every art class will teach the basics of sketching, composition, and vocabulary to inspire creative thinking and skillful presentation.  Each semester the class will explore a specific medium such as watercolor, sculpting, drawing, and more.  Classes will be taught by Michelle Edwards. Michelle has a degree in visual […]

Redirecting Children’s Behavior

Redirecting Children’s Behavior by Kathryn Kvols Book Review by Jaswant Khalsa, M.Ed, Khalsa School’s Education Director [This is a review of an excellent book that we have shared with families over the past few years.  As families have found it very valuable in the past, we are posting this review here for our new-to Khalsa families.] […]

Impressionistic Lessons

During the first half of the twentieth century, Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor and scientist, researched and applied her ideas about education and child development. Since then, neuroscience has consistently corroborated her ideas. Montessori, a Catholic, conceived her idea of cosmic education during the seven years she spent in India from 1939 to 1946. It […]


An integral part of the Montessori cultural curriculum is cultivating an appreciation for the complexity of the earth’s ecosystem and the value to the whole of each part.   In gardening, younger children dig, plant, and water, learning about plants’ life cycle and their need for water, soil, and sunshine.  Older children learn about composting, […]