Marigolds help repel mosquitos
Many thanks to our awesome 'garden moms' - Cathy, Michelle and Erika, who came out on an unusually cold and drizzly morning to weed our garden and get it ready for summer.
Many, many thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success! Over $2,000 was raised for the school and a great time was had by all! Please check out our wonderful sponsors below - many of them are local businesses, and their generosity was overwhelming. Thank you to:
Susan Jarocki (COL member)
Hitchcock Family (COL member)
Susan and Hugh Hofer (COL member)
Lee Garden Chinese Restaurant
Cork and Canvas
Dream Friends Entertainment
Cookies by Lori
Vermont Brownie Company
Bissell Electric Sweeper
Farmer Sue at the Art Barn
Silks by Claire
Jeronimo Bounce House
River Pines Golf Course
Out of the Box Art Studio
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Lia Sofia Jewelry
ATA Karate Atlanta
The Best Little Flower Shop in Roswell
Rice Thai Cuisine (Roswell)
Bean Head Toys
Menchies in Crabapple
Nail Tech in Roswell
Plum Tree Yoga
King O'Sullivan School of Irish Dance
Kudzu Embroidery & Gifts
Posh Tots Events
Kristy Cash - massage therapist in Roswell
ENV Studio Salon
We had a farm-tastic time today at the Art Barn and we made sure to meet the animals, brush them/give them some hay, do an art project in the barn, ride a pony and go for a hayride. Thanks so much Farmer Sue!!
Recently, the Primary class decided to take a little walk in the woods to see what we could find. Hand in hand we made our way to the trail.
Before we had even made it to the woods, we discovered a fellow traveler...a caterpillar! And of course we stopped to take a look.
We decided to have a seat on the benches just inside the woods. It's so important to learn to be still and to take a few moments in our busy, noisy lives to be able to just listen.
We spent about ten seconds just listening to the sounds in the woods. We heard a construction site (while it wasn't a typical "woods" sound, the children still wanted to identify it), a woodpecker and some other birds (including a group of crows). Before getting up to explore, some children rested with their eyes closed and others gazed at the passing clouds in the sky.
Some of the children quickly discovered some worms wriggling around just below the pine straw.
And hand in hand we made our way back out of the woods.
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”--Dr. Maria Montessori
This question was posed by at our last parent education night by our guest speaker, Joen Bettmann (Director of Training at the International Montessori Training Institute). The answers given by our parents were so thoughtful and inspiring we wanted to share them here. As parents, we hope our children will become adults that are...
"...perhaps the best brain and life enhancing tools in the future may just be the very things our children had in their childhoods - childhood environments rich in love and attention of parents and teachers who care less about the accumulation of information and statistically measured achievement and who care more about the accumulation and expressions of wisdom, ingenuity, empathy, joy, grace and gratitude." - excerpt from Dr.Doug Lyon's address to Montessori school parents, Nov. 2005
We are an AMI accredited Montessori school growing daily in spirit & intellect!