Building Forts

Meet the world’s leading expert on why kids build forts. What he’s learned is both fascinating and inspiring. By Paula Spencer Scott Has your kid ever built a fort out of sofa cushions and blankets? Or made a secret den from branches and bushes? A snow...

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Richard Louv Visit

Richard Louv came to Journey School last week to see what he has inspired here in New Mexico. The JMS children were thrilled to welcome him into their wild, open space. After showing off their forts and nature creations, the children sang their...

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Tsankawi

Have you ever wondered whose hands drew the first pictures on earth?  Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if we didn't have an alphabet?   Each year, children are mesmerized by a story called Communication in Signs, one of Maria Montessori's five...

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Ending the Year in Ancient Greece!

"We want to be Greek gods!" they exclaimed as the class discussed the final Journey Montessori School performance.   The children had been studying ancient Greece and reading Greek myths for the past month, so it was no surprise that this was the most popular idea....

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Tremendous Tent Rocks!

We journeyed back in time again to the formation of Tent Rocks National Monument.  Seven million years ago, a time of very active volcanism, about 20 small volcanoes erupted repeatedly to form sedimentary rock layers.  These were then subject to erosion by wind and...

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January 2014: Four Unique Adventures!

This month we have been on four very different adventures.  Our first adventure took us to The Jacobs' 150 acre property on Glorieta Mesa.  It is a beautiful place with ruins from Spanish settlers as well as old Native American ruins that are unexcavated.  We hiked to...

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Ghost Ranch: Dragon Casting and Chimney Rock!

Today was a perfect combination of academic stimulation and outdoor inspiration!  Alex the Paleontologist entertained and informed us in the museum after we cast our dragon skull fossils and raptor claws.  Afterward we hiked toward Chimney Rock.  It was a summer-like,...

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Journey to Bandelier via the Frey Trail!

We had a unique vantage point of Bandelier National Monument today as we hiked from the Juniper Campground down to the Main Loop today via the Frey Trail.  It was stunning looking down into Frijoles Canyon at the peaking yellow cottonwoods below.  What a treat!  We...

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