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Friday Features - 10.18.13
Montessori Moment
Research for Multi-Age Classrooms
Peter Gray, a research professor at Boston College, is author of the recently published book Free to Learn (Basic Books, 2013) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 6th edition).  He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology. He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children's natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play. 

In his article, "Why We Should Stop Segregating Children by Age," he campaigns for the idea of mixed aged classroom. He states, "One of the oddest, and in my view most harmful, aspects our treatment of children today is our penchant for segregating them into separate groups by age. We do that not only in schools, but increasingly in out-of-school settings as well. In doing so, we deprive children of a valuable component of their natural means of self-education."

His main reasons for the advocacy of mixed-aged classrooms are based on research which found:
  •  When given a choice, children spend considerable time interacting with others who are older or younger than themselves.
  • Age mixing allows younger children to engage in, and learn from, activities that they could not do alone or only with age-mates.
To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!
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Monday, October 21

Upper Elementary at Camp Willson!
Lil' Dragons, 3:15-3:45pm
Girl Scouts, 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 22
Upper Elementary at Camp Willson!
Parent Chat with Miss Sue, 8:45am, Foyer
Creative Movement 3-5yrs, 3:15-4pm
Al Mar Bowling, 3:15pm
Youth Karate, 3:15-4pm

Wednesday, October 23
Upper Elementary at Camp Willson!
Beginning Chess, 3:15-4pm, Rm 201
Intermediate/Advance Chess, 4-5pm, Rm 201

Thursday, October 24
**Conference Day: No School
Parent Talk Class, 6:30-8:30pm

Friday, October 25
**Conference Day: No School
Harvest Party! 5-8pm, Schooner Farms

**Conference Meals for Teachers
Calling all cooks! There is a sheet in the lobby where you can sign up to provide food for our hardworking teachers on the two conference days next week. Please volunteer to bring breakfast or dinner items. Thanks for sharing your culinary superpowers!

Northwest Ohio District
Occupational Therapy

Last week, MSBG welcomed the Northwest District Ohio Occupational Therapy Association for their quarterly meeting. Miss Jess did a short "Montessori 101" and school tour while Mary Pollock presented on "The Relationship Between Montessori and OT Pediatric and Geriatric Practice."

Peace PALs
In Montessori methodology, 'peace' means three things: learning to respect yourself, learning to respect others and learning to respect the environment, both indoors and out."

The Peace PALS program is where kindergarten through seventh-graders get together twice a month on Friday mornings. Each group of PALs has a mixture of students from each grade level. The students in the upper grades act as peer leaders and advisers for their group of six to seven students.   

Peace PALs stands for Promoting Excellence and Character Education through Peer Advising Leaders. Group leaders meet with teacher advisers who present topics and help the leaders brainstorm ways to teach that concept. Concepts deal with core ethical values such as fairness, honesty, compassion, responsibility, and respect for self and others

Fall Adult Social Fundraiser

Thank you!
We had a great turn-out for our first annual Fall Adult Social. Special thanks to our donors: Ben and Kristin Otley, AdaAestetics, SBX, BGSU Bookstore, Dave and Catherine Clawson, Danijela Tomic (BGSU Volleyball coach), Mark and Kate Balusik, the Myles Family, Woodland Mall Cinemax, BG Family Video, Al-Mar Bowling, Paul and Lisa Cesarini, Toledo Walleyes, BG Liquor Store, Chris Shepherd, Joe and Lauren Kostelnik and Campus Quarters!
The event was a great time for all and it raised over $2,400 for the school.

Our Fall Harvest Party is next Friday, Oct. 25, 5-8 pm, at Schooner Farms! Dress for an all-outdoor party, bring lawn chairs, and enjoy food, farm tours, and live music by the campfire after teacher conferences!  ---Click HERE for the updated flyer.


Our best advocate is YOU! Please help us share the word about our upcoming Open House on November 5 from 8:30am-4pm. Or a tour can be schedule at anytime by calling the office at 419.352.4203 or emailing jessica@montessorischoolbg.org.
Click HERE for the Open House flyer.
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Save the Date
October 21-23
Upper Elementary
Outdoor Education Camp

October 24-25
Parent/Teacher Conferences
No School
Extended Care Available

October 25
Harvest Party
Schooner Farms

November 5
Herpetologist Jake visits

November 14
Max and Erma's Fundraiser

November 23
Holiday Parade--Join us!

 full calendar is available on our website at all times.
Community News
The Born to Run (Community Reads Book) Adventure Race at BGSU is tomorrow. Click HERE for more information.

BG Teen Central was hosting a Fall Carnival for children of all ages. This is now POSTPONED until April.

Anna White has an opening in her in-home childcare. Click HERE for more information.

The Ballet Theatre of Toledo's Nutcracker is Thanksgiving weekend at the Valentine Theater.
Click HERE for more information.

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to BGSU on December 30. Click HERE for the flyer.

The Studio Connection has wonderful musical opportunities for children. Click HERE for the flyer.

The Wood County Historical Museum has many upcoming events.
Go to woodcountyhistory.org for more information.

Wood County District Public Library has some great events, activities and programs.
Go to wcdpl.org for more information.

BG Parks and Recreation has a variety of activities for all ages. Go to bgohio.org for more information.

Two of our families are selling their BG houses.
Buttonwood Ave
Haskins Rd
Classroom News
Each week, the classrooms all update their news page on our website for your enjoyment.

Read them today! 

East  Classroom
West Classroom
Lower Elementary Classroom
Upper Elementary Classroom
Happy Thoughts

MSBG Wishes to send our happy thoughts to:

Our Upper elementary students and teachers as they prepare for camp on Monday!

Do you have a happy thought? Please share it with us today.
Parent Development

A new parent talk session is underway!

Miss Sue also offers
Parent Chat
Tuesdays at 8:45am

This informal chat time after drop-off is intended for parenting help and Montessori education questions.
GL Scrip
Earn Free Money!

Scrip is a great way to save on tuition money! 

With gift cards and scripnow, shopping can save you money!

CLICK HERE for the instruction sheet.

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Earning free money has never been easier!

Earn Free Money!

Kroger offers an excellent community rewards program.

This can benefit your family by saving you tuition money (you will need to print an additional form four times a year) or it can benefit the school by providing additional money to the parent association and scholarship fund!

CLICK HERE for the instruction sheet.

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to enroll today!

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for assistance.

Earning free money has never been easier!

Things to keep in mind...Another benefit of being part of the MSBG school community is the option to rent our facility. MSBG has a rental agreement policy and has beautiful rooms and kitchens available for your event. Stop in the office for more information. (419) 352-4203 

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