Montessori Matters

September 29, 2017

Montessori and Nature

"When children come into contact with nautre, they reveal their strength."- Maria Montessori


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

Dates To Remember

October 2- Make-up School Pictures

October 2- Kilowatt Kitchen performance

October 3- Volleyball at Newberry

October 5- Cross Country Palmetto Invitational

October 9- Volleyball at home Vs. Laurens

October 13- Full Day of School

October 16-20- Fall Break

Hope for Hurricane Famiies

Monday, October 2, is the final day to bring in donations (of any amount) for hurricane victims. Donations from across campus will be collected during Flag Ceremony on Monday. Thank you for your concern for those in need!

My Energy Kit Challenge

Help Our School Win!!


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=609QnXy-6pw

MSA Eagles Athletics

The volleyball team continued their winning streak as they dominated Newberry Academy on Tuesday and are now 6-3 in conference play. They are in the midst of their "Volley for a Cure" fundraiser to support LLS which will conclude at their final home match on Monday, October 9th. The T-shirt order forms were due today, but if you e-mail Mrs. Patch (jpatch@msasc.org) before 5:00 Sunday evening she can still include your order. The shirts will be delivered on Friday, the 3rd so that they can be worn on Monday. They will accept orders for the luminaries up until Friday, the 3rd.


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.

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.

Montessori School of Anderson

Our mission is to nurture the whole child, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, preparing students for academic excellence, lifelong learning and responsible, caring lives.
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