The staff and students at Village Montessori School have been inspired to launch a fun community outreach effort.  While visiting Florida last spring, Ms Jacobi (Room 7 teacher), while taking a nature walk with her daughters, noticed some decorated rocks placed strategically on the path, ground, and in the trees. When she inquired of some local residents, she was told that all over town people were decorating rocks, writing motivational sayings on them, then hiding the rocks. The purpose was for other people around town to find the rocks then re-hide them in another location. It was a fun and simple way to spread hope, love, and cheer to the people around town and beyond.

At VMS, the older children have decorated rocks, added positive sayings, and have hidden a few around East Village and other parts of the community. What if, while you were out on your daily walk around the neighborhood, you came across a little nugget of inspiration?  If so, please take a photo and share it on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vms20886 or search @vms20886 from your Facebook page. Feel free to move the rock to another location, just for fun! We are looking forward to seeing where our rocks travel. We hope these rocks bring a little cheer to Village residents and others.

Happy October! One of the nicest months at VMS, October is filled with settled classes, great work, energizing cool weather and fun Fall events. Each classroom has their own take on those activities so be sure to read your teacher’s newsletter carefully.  But first, looking back at September…

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Often, parents ask me how we manage up to 22 preschool children in a classroom with ‘just’ two adults. Well, apart from the amazing individuals our ‘just’ two teachers are in each room, our classroom organization works because of our Olders, a.k.a., the kindergarteners.  These children are the foundation of our classes, modeling (usually :-) ) the behavior we want to see in everyone.  They are the experts, and help us in classroom management enormously. 

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