Nature As Nurturer

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As featured in Gainesville Today Magazine, February 2010 (Column:  Education Matters) By Christina Miller Harvard Professor and childhood development expert, Howard Gardner identified seven intelligences in children. Aside from what we have long understood about the seven intelligences which are logical-mathematical, linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, musical and both interpersonal and intrapersonal, Gardner and others have since… Read more »

Girl embroidering blankets for homeless

Millhopper Montessori School

Featured in the Gainesville Sun Scissors in hand, Sarah Lentz delicately maneuvers her slender fingers to snip away knotted thread jammed in her embroidery machine. The device, as big as her 9-year-old torso, embroiders whatever she programs it to. And since last Saturday, the needle has repeatedly been sewing the same three words: “Hope,” “Love”… Read more »

Local teachers incorporate technology into classrooms

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Featured in the Gainesville Sun The kindergarteners in Elmira Goode’s class at Rawlings Elementary know the routine. They stuff their backpacks into their cubbies, grab a squirt of hand sanitizer and rush to the front of the classroom for attendance. But Goode doesn’t call out each child’s name. The children take their own attendance on… Read more »

Schools encourage social growth

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Featured in the Gainesville Sun Children need a social atmosphere to develop mentally and socially, which prepares them for higher education The Sun’s Aug. 30 feature “Adjusting to Campus,” by Dennis Culver, addressed many concerns adolescent students face in middle school. I know what he said to be true because this is the time of… Read more »

The Montessori Difference: Children Love to Learn

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As featured in Gainesville Today Magazine, June,  2009 By Donna Weber The preparation for academic achievement and skills for practical life are woven into each day at Millhopper Montessori School in Gainesville. Children enter a world of beauty and order; a safe place to learn and grow at their own pace. Specially trained teachers make… Read more »

A Special to the Gainesville Sun – Math

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As featured in the Gainesville Sun, October, 2008 Bob Herbert, in his commentary of October 16th, asked for a discussion and analysis of several pertinent issues facing our country’s future. As a teacher and president of a private Montessori school, I would like to contribute to a discussion on the quote from Sara Rimer: “The… Read more »

Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

adventure Each year the teachers and faculty of Millhopper Montessori School work incredibly hard to help our children learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. During Teacher Appreciation Week we like to let them know how much we value their efforts. This year’s theme is designed to honor each individual’s interests and choices. As part of our Teacher Appreciation Week activities, the PTO Appreciation Committee is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to purchase for our teachers and staff a gift certificate to a local merchant of their choice. By many families contributing to the same gift, they are able to select something special. Participation is optional and we hope the program will alleviate some of the stress of this busy time of year. If you would like to participate, please place your order on this webpage or you may review the letter that was mailed to your home and indicate the dollar amount you wish to contribute next to the individual’s name. Please total all your contributions and return the form with cash or check (made out to MMS PTO) in an envelope to Crystal Sorrow by Friday, May 13, 2016. You may leave the envelopes at the front desk or hand them to Crystal directly. Gift certificates will be presented to each recipient during Teacher Appreciation Week with a card from the families who have contributed. Dollar amounts are not included on the card. Since the PTO is now a non-profit 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax advisor regarding tax deductions. If you are interested in assisting with planning Teacher Appreciation Week or if have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at missyno@bellsouth.net or rimskoon@yahoo.com. Have a wonderful end of the school year! Missy Norman & Sheila Koon PTO Appreciation Committee

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