Larry Pemble, a Providence parent, treated the upper elementary students to a lesson in Mandarin Chinese during the last weeks of school. Mr. Pemble, who is fluent in Chinese, stated that Chinese is a tonal language and gave the children four pronuniciations and meanings for "ma." The children also learned how to say and spell their names in Mandarin.
Recently, Classroom IV visited the Kentucky Capitol where they met the Governor and Mrs. Breshear.Â Speaker of the House, Greg Stumbo gave a grand tour along with a civics lesson on the three branches of government.Â As the children sat in the Supreme Court chambers, Mr. Stumbo asked the children who planned to work in Frankfort.Â Many children raised their hands and stated that they would like to be judges, state representatives and even the governor!
Drew Howard, a current sixth year student in Room VIII, placed first in both the Geography and Spelling Bee at Providence this year. He competed at the State level in the Spelling Bee and will participate in the State Geography Bee.
Michael Kamer (a 2008 graduate of Providence) will be representing The Lexington School at the State Geography Bee. Michael also made the First Honors List for 1st and 2nd term at TLS.
Nolan Phillips (a 2008 graduate of Providence) will be representing The Montessori Middle School of Kentucky at the state Geography Bee as well. Drewwill be competing as a 6th grader, Michael and Nolan will be competing at the 7th grade level.
Mrs. Snider accompanied six students from Providence to New York City March 2-5 so they could participate in the Montessori Model United Nations. Daniel Brenzel, Briar Campbell, Tom Hafley, Henry Hesseldenz, Lucy Macfarlan, and Lydia Newton debated with other Montessori students from all parts of the United States on issues such as free trade, the global orphan crisis, and world poverty. The final session was held at the United Nations where students voted on their resolutions. Those resolutions will be received by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the coming days. The trip was a culmination of months spent researching and preparing positions. The delegates convened with the purpose in mind to work together to find solutions to world problems. Congratualtions Daniel, Briar, Tom, Henry, Lucy and Lydia and thank you Mrs. Snider for the many months of afterschool preparation time.