“Who was the first female physician in Italy?” “Who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice?” “In 1883 at age 13, what female entered an engineering school for boys?”
These are the types of questions that Chesterfield Montessori elementary and adolescent students ask at a unique Halloween celebration called Riddle Day. Students research a person of historical or literary significance. Dressed in character, they ask their classmates and family riddles and questions to help them guess who they are. Afterward, they give a brief biography of the figure. It is one of the most anticipated events of the school year, and a special rite of passage in becoming an elementary student.
(Can’t guess who this is? It’s Dr. Maria Montessori, of course!)