Montessori Matters

November 9, 2018

Simple Conversation

"One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever." -Linda Lambert

In a world full of technology, overbooked schedules and never ending to-do lists, how many of us take the time to have a GOOD conversation? When was the last time you sat with a friend to talk about important matters? Better yet, when was the last time you sat down as a family to have conversations about what is happening with everyone? Do you utilize the drive to and from school to check-in with your children? There is so much that can come from these conversations. A conversation can change someone's mood, enlighten a situation or even strengthen a bond among those talking. A conversation can smooth out misunderstandings, give explanations, challenge ideas, ask questions and simply clarify. Let's teach our children the art of a good conversation.

What can we talk about?

  • Ask teachers for specific topics regarding school to trigger conversation
  • Talk through a good or bad day
  • Have conversations about WHY we do things (i.e. practical life, community service)
  • Discuss consequences for behaviors and creating guidelines for the home
  • Read a book as a family and have a discussion about the book

"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." -Margaret Wheatley

Dates to Remember

November 16 - Reindeer Run registration forms due

November 20 - Thanksgiving Blessing

November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Holiday, all programs closed

December 4- Elementary Parent Education Night

December 6 - Middle and High School Parent Education Night

Reindeer Run

MSA will be participating in the Anderson Area YMCA 18th Annual Reindeer Run elementary school competition for a chance to win $500 or possibly even $1,000. A few years ago we were the champions for FIVE years in a row with the highest percent participation (counting staff and K5-5th grade students). We would like to start our next winning streak! Please stop by the office to get a registration form and return it** with your entry fee (made out to Anderson Area YMCA) to the school office by Friday, November 16th.

**If they are not turned in at MSA we will not be able to get credit for those runners.

Psychology Observation

One of MSA's high schoolers (as a Psychology class assignment on Child Development) doing field observation in a toddler classroom.
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Montessori School of Anderson

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