Category Archives: Upper Elementary

Out of This World: Upper Elementary Rocket Day

Rocket-Day-class-photoOn November 15th, 2017, the Upper Elementary West class hosted a Rocket Day Assembly for the students of Montessori By The Sea.

In the weeks leading up to the assembly we learned about physics. More specifically, we learned about Sir Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion. Sir Isaac Newton was the scientist who explained how gravity worked. He was sitting under an apple tree when an apple fell on his head. Sir Isaac Newtown explained the laws of gravity after this.

We also learned about forces. A force can either be a push or pull and can change an object’s shape and direction. A force can also make an object speed up or slow down. Some of the forces we studied were friction, lift and drag, among others.

Finally, we applied what we learned to building our rockets as aerodynamically as we could, and we did test launches to see how much fuel (water!) we needed.

We had a fantastic time learning about forces and building our rockets. We had the best time launching them and we were very excited to share our work with our parents and the entire school.

Kids CARE: Making a Paws-itive Impact

KIDSCARE OCTOBEROne of the activities for Kids CARE this term was to lend a helping hand to furry friends in need. Volunteers traveled to the island’s former capital, Bodden Town. The reason for the trip was to drop off donations at the PAWS thrift store. PAWS is an animal welfare organization that provides food, medication and houses for dogs and cats in need.

Student volunteers delivered three boxes and four giant bags of items, which will all be sold and the money used to buy food and Heartgard medication. Volunteers also delivered food to Fred the dog and took him for a walk on the beach, conscientiously picking up discarded plastic as they went.

Kids CARE will continue to get involved and make a positive impact in the greater community.

MBTS Students Take on the World at the MMUN!

We are excited to announce that the MYP and Grade Six students of MBTS will be participating in the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) adventure for a second year.
Taking place in New York City in March 2018, the students (also known as delegates) will engage in dialogue and building consensus resolutions on macro issues that we face as citizens of the world. Once a commitment to principal concepts has been made by the delegates, they collaborate to draft, edit and amend their resolutions. These final resolutions are presented and passed in the actual United Nations Assembly chamber in New York!
The students have been diligently researching the country which they will represent during the conference, and the topics that will be discussed and deliberated over the two-day conference. This year, our MBTS delegates will be representing three countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Fiji, and New Zealand. Over the last few weeks, the students have gathered information, pertinent facts and culture of their assigned country. In addition to this, the students explored their countries’ past motions and votes towards UN Resolutions pertaining to their topic. This year’s topics include: Rights of Indigenous People, Effects of Atomic Radiation, and Reduction of Military Budgets. With the UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind, the delegates are researching and brainstorming possible solutions posed in their topics.
Along with the meaningful and rigorous academic research involved in the project, the MYP and Grade Six students are responsible for raising funds to help cover the costs of their trip to New York. Recently, they applied their organizational skills to host a movie night on Friday, October 13th. The MMUN delegates hosted games after school, prepared the fruit and popcorn that was served, and most importantly, ensured that all of the children attending the event had a great time.
The MBTS delegates would like to thank the entire school community for supporting the movie night this month! Together, we will share our ideas for a better world with a global audience at the MMUN in March 2018!