February 18, 2022
Montessori Education Week
Sunday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 26 is designated Montessori Education Week in recognition of the educational philosophy and method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori almost 115 years ago. There are about 50 Montessori schools in South Carolina and our state has one of the most active Montessori associations in the U.S. The SC Montessori Alliance represents and advocates for public and private Montessori schools in our state. Montessori schools have been a part of the Palmetto State’s educational landscape since the late 1960s and Montessori School of Anderson (MSA), founded by Karen Holt, came on the scene in 1973. Over the years, MSA added one program at a time, and in 2007 MSA became the first Montessori school in SC to offer a high school program. Next week we celebrate our good fortune to have a premier Montessori school in our community. We are going to spend the week celebrating our Montessori roots and community! Our schedule for Montessori Education Week follows:
Tuesday 2/22: Celebrate Dr. Montessori - We’ll celebrate Maria Montessori (M²) on this “2s day” (2/22/22) Tuesday in different ways - pair with a friend, wear pink for the pink tower, etc.! Be creative and double the fun!
Wednesday 2/23: Celebrate MSA - Let’s celebrate our school by wearing our MSA attire or our school colors - blue and white!
Thursday 2/24: Celebrate Teachers - Let’s celebrate our Montessori guides by wearing yellow in recognition of the light they ignite in each child for lifelong learning!
Friday 2/26: Celebrate Students - We will celebrate the best part of Montessori - OUR STUDENTS! Dr. Montessori said, “The child is both a hope and promise for mankind.” Wear green this day, the color of hope, in honor of our students. This will also be “Visit-Up Day” for our rising students. They will get to see what the next step of their Montessori journey will look like.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Dr. Dana Hill
Dates to Remember
February 18 - Student holiday, all regular programs closed - extended care available IT-PR
February 21 - President's Day, all regular programs closed - extended care available IT-PR
February 23 - Last day for the online Scholastic Book Fair
March 1-31 - National Nutrition Month
March 2 - Primary's Dr. Seuss Day celebration
March 11 - Early dismissal
March 14-18 - Spring Break
March 21-25 - Spring Conferences
Powdered Infant Formula Recall
Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
If writing serves to correct, or rather, to direct and perfect the mechanism of speech in the child, reading assists in the development of ideas and language. In brief, writing helps a child physiologically and reading helps him socially.
The Discovery of the Child, p. 231
Upper Elementary Wordle
Eighth Grade Project Presentations
Xander: "Virtual Reality"
The students did a wonderful job researching, preparing, presenting, and answering audience questions! Some photos of the presentations are below, and more can be found in this gallery.