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      Starting off the school year right at Leelanau Montessori

      Our first classroom salute of the year features Mrs. Vajda's lower elementary class at Leelanau Montessori Academy in Suttons Bay.

      The class is made up of 1st-3rd grade, and although it gives the kids a chance to work together, the students work independently on academics at their level.

      Mrs. Vajda noted that students in a Montessori school usually spend up to three years with the same teacher. She said it promotes mentorship and peer teaching across age levels, and helps the teacher have a better understanding of how each child learns.

      Mrs. Vajda has been teaching for 4 years at Leelanau Montessori, and we're so thankful she let us come visit!

      Have a great Monday and good luck winning this week's ice cream party!