S: Montessori Children's House of North Forsyth 2010-2011
BC: See you next year!!
FC: Exceptional Christian Education for Exceptional Children 2010-2011
1: Montessori Children’s House of North Forsyth exists to support parents and children by providing individual children an education that is academically challenging, developmentally appropriate, and Biblically sound in a Montessori environment. It is our sincere desire that above all MCHNF students will be characterized by self-confident joy; joy of learning, joy in relationships, and joy through self-expression. | Mission Statement:
2: Our Founding Board of Directors Christine Munn, President Kathy Bishop, Vice President Taffy Grantham, Secretary John Hutchison, Treasurer Rhea Brashear William Keating, MD Edgar Munn Theresa Pafford
3: Christine Munn Sherry Killen Vicki Furmanek | Kylie Allen James Cox Megan Mayo Ryan Munn | Daniel Porter Katie Strube Brielle Wolff Joshua Wolff
4: “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Maria Montessori
5: “Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.” Maria Montessori
6: Daniel and Katie | Ryan and James | Brielle and Megan | Kylie and Megan | Ryan and Joshua | Kylie and Megan | Good Friends We love the "family feel" we enjoy at school
7: Gardening We started with beans that we germinated a grew inside as a part of our botany study. When they got too big we moved them outside. Unfortunately it got very cold and we lost them :(. | Ecclesiastes 3 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens..... a time to plant and a time to uproot
8: In addition to the Montessori Prepared Environment, we have Spanish class once a week, and PE twice a week! | The children did very well with both Miss Val and Miss Ale learning Spanish this year! | In the fall Miss Jessica worked with the students on locomotor skills. In the spring, Miss Zenda continued that work and added strength training and basic yoga. We have an awesome PE program!!
9: Curriculum Day at MCHNF | In October we invited parents to come to school one Saturday morning so the children could demonstrate some of what they were learning. | Moms, dads, grandparents and students all had a fun time
10: Dr. Parsons explained how God designed our bodies to work naturally. | Daniel's mom gave us a Cello lesson, and Miss Darlene grew gourds for us to paint! | Mrs. Rhea Brashear taught us a game, Slap Happy, to help our brains and muscles work in harmony. | Mr. & Mrs. Estes came with their mobile Science Lab and gave us a lesson on space travel. | Enrichment from Special Guests
11: Kinsey Family Farm The Kinsey family was very gracious. After a story and hay ride, we planted a tree. The parents joined us. | It was a lovely, crisp, fall morning on the farm and we all had a great time!
12: Our study of Native Americans and the Pilgrims culminated with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The children whipped cream, made butter, and decorated napkin rings for everyone! | We Give Thanks
13: Art day is my favorite! | We love Miss Bridget!
14: Kylie's grandfather and uncle built us a float so we could participate in the Cumming Christmas parade. It was a little cold and wet on December 4th, but we had fun! | Happy Birthday Jesus
15: Celebrations! We studied many holidays and enjoyed several special celebrations | Lighting the Hannukah Candles | Asian New Year's Parade | Santa Lucia Day
16: Living out our Faith through World Missions It is not enough to simply know what the Bible says; we must act on our faith by helping others. We sent Christmas shoe box gifts to Benin, Africa through Operation Christmas Child, and raised money for water filters in Haiti by partnering with Compassion International.
17: Our Passover Seder We learned how God redeemed the Israelites with an outstretched arm by bringing them through the Red Sea. This was so significant that the Jewish people still celebrate Passover. We also learned that Jesus is our Passover Lamb and He has redeemed us by His outstretched arms on the cross. We celebrated a Christian Seder to honor Him. | The children helped make the charoset for our meal. Mr. Wolff assisted Miss Christine in leading the Seder. The bitter herbs were hard to swallow but the children all tasted them. There are four glasses of wine, or juice throughout the meal.
18: The children all excelled in Geography this year so we wanted them to have the opportunity to make oral presentations to the class. Each student selected either a state or country of choice, completed a written report, made a poster, and then presented their work. Fellow students listened attentively, asked questions, and applauded the reports!
19: We ended our school year with a bowling party at Stars and Strikes. Parents and children had a great time bowling, riding bumper cars, and eating!!
20: My Favorite Memories of this Year