September 29, 2017
Montessori and Nature
Nautre is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum. A group of 9th grade students were asked to reflect on how nature has played a part in their time here at MSA. Here is what they had to say.
In the Montessori environment, we value being able to go outside and be a part of nature. We have a Horticulture program where our students are able to witness many things that nature has to provide for us.
In primary, at a very young age, you are taught how to do numerous activities with nature, even just being outside for recess was a great connection with the Earth. But in middle school is when you really learn a lot about nature and how good it is for you. I had horticulture with Mr. Jordan which was really interesting to learn where our food comes from. Planting, weeding, being with friends outside was even a connection with nature.
“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles” a quote by Mary Davis
Our successful MSA Cross Country team
Long Bead Chain
A Primary student works independently on her long bead chain.
A toddler student helps to prepare macaroni and cheese for her friends in class.
My Energy Kit Challenge
Our school has the opportunity to win $2,500, and do its part in saving the planet! We’re participating in a five-state energy conservation program from Duke Energy, and through this program, our families and staff can request a FREE Energy Kit to be delivered to their homes. For every 100 kit requests from our school, we’ll automatically win $250, and the school that requests the most kits by December 31st will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.
A Lower Elementary student works on creating a poster for campus composting.
Lower Elementary students work on sorting out worm castings and replacing the worm bins with fresh bedding. They are learning about Vermiculture
A group of students in Lower Elementary receive a math lesson from Ms. Molly.
MSA Eagles Athletics
The cross country team ran last night in Greenwood to prepare for the Domino's Invitational at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday. They will race again on Tuesday at Oconee Christian School and Thursday at the Palmetto Invitational in Williamston.
An Upper Elementary student works busily on his clay project
It Takes a Village
Upper Elementary students are working on creating an imaginary village.
Part of Captain Louie's imaginary village for the Upper Elementary play.
Captain Louie Jr.
Please join us along with Upper Elementary as they present Captain Louie Jr. The productions will be Thursday, October 26- Saturday October 28. Stay tuned for further details.
Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous to make new friends. Alone in his room, he takes flight in his imagination back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in that neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.
A group of eighth graders working on Spanish vocabulary.
Sometimes a hug is all you need.
A primary student utilizes the moveable alphabet to work on her spelling.