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Traveling the World Through Books

by Leanne Kent “Books are the windows to the wide world around you”, reads the large black lettering on the library wall at Okemos Public Montessori (OPM). Librarian Sally Langley has flung open those windows and is taking students on a journey around the world. For the 2017-2018 school year, all OPM students are traveling, […]

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Culinary Club at OPM

Okemos Public Montessori at Central teacher Susan Black leads the popular “Culinary Club” where students meet after school every other week to learn about food and create a special snack. One might expect disastrous results when 40 elementary students are mixing sticky ingredients, but the session is surprisingly orderly and calm. Students are divided into […]

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Exploring Owl Pellets

Ever wonder what an owl eats? The 3rd and 4th grade students at Okemos Public Montessori at Central can tell you. They dissected owl pellets as part of a science unit on animal structure this winter. Owls consume their prey whole, then regurgitate a mass of indigestible parts. These hard, dry pellets can be pulled […]