MMA Montessori Moments
October 28th, 2019
Gala Art Creation
MAPA volunteers have started creating art with students to be sold at MMA's annual Gala art auction.
Thank you, Mr. Daniel Payne, for visiting Ms. Holly's class to discuss fire safety.
Hope Squad Training
Wendi Christensen, one of the founders of the National Hope Squad spoke to MMA's squad during Saturday's training workshop.
Gala Art Creation
Busy Weeks at MMA
Please remember that no costumes may be worn on Halloween and students should not bring candy to school. During Red Ribbon Spirit Week, dress code should be honored, except for the one spirit item designated each day. Please do not allow children to wear anything with inappropriate pictures or words.
Have a beautiful week and stay safe,
Red Ribbon Week Event Schedule
Red Ribbon / Spirit / Halloween Week - Next Week
*Students should be in dress code, other than what is listed below for each day.*
M Oct. 28 - Door Decorating; Grade color wear
T Oct. 29 - Mismatched or crazy socks
W Oct. 30 - Crazy hair
Th Oct. 31 - Wear a team jersey/shirt & 1st Place Door Prize pizza party
Fri Nov. 1 - Wear a sweatshirt / hoodie
Red Ribbon Week Guest Speaker
Katherine’s experiential presentation engaged students using meditation techniques and practicing mindfulness. While this may seem irrelevant to the Red Ribbon theme initially, the take home message here is that each person is in control of their own thoughts, mind and body, no one else. By applying the techniques Katherine has taught to their daily lives, students ultimately have the tools they need to help them avoid negative and unhealthy practices.
Do you hear that beautiful surround sound in the big gym?! That is our newly installed sound system! Thank you all for working so hard fundraising for this sound system at the Fun Run last year. Let's do it again at this year's Fun Run (coming soon!) where we are raising funds for infrastructure for our new gym (stage curtains, bleachers, padding for team sports and a scoreboard).
Overheard . . .
He has taken advantage of one of the wonderful benefits of being at a charter school - you get the individualized instruction and attention at MMA and are still eligible to play/do any extracurricular activity offered at your district zoned school that is not offered at MMA.
Do you ever wonder what your child is talking about when they come home? What is this lingo that they are speaking? This is a great resource of Montessori terminology a library of terms: https://montessori-ami.org/resource-library/facts/glossary-montessori-terms
Development of the Will
The ability to will, or choose to do something with conscious intent, develops gradually during the first phase of life and is strengthened through practice. The Montessori environment offers many opportunities for the child to choose. Willpower, or self-control, results from the many little choices of daily life in a Montessori school.
The adult in a Montessori environment does not teach in the traditional sense. Rather she shows the child how to use the various objects and then leaves her free to explore and experiment. This act of showing is called a presentation. To be effective, it must be done slowly and exactly, step by step, and with a minimum of words.
28--Junior High Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Open
28--MMA Fun Run donations open
1--MAPA Meeting @ 8:45am
4--MMA Fun Run Pep Rally
8--Classic Skating Spirit Night (5:00pm-9:00pm)
12--MMA Board Meeting, 5:30pm
13--MMA Fun Run
14--Parent Education Night 5:30-7:00pm
18--Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Open
21-22--Junior High Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:00pm
21--MAPA Gratitude Feast @ 12:00pm
22--Cultural Festival 1-3pm
25-26--Teacher Compensation Day; No School
27-29--Thanksgiving Break; No School
6--MAPA Meeting @ 8:45am
9--Elementary Concert @ 5:30pm
10--Elementary Play @ 5:30pm
11--Junior High Concert @ 5:30pm
12--Junior High Play @ 5:30pm
17-19--Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences; Early Release
20--Professional Development; No School
23-31--Winter Break; No School
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