Teaching children about caring and sharing is very important to the teachers and parents at MDS! Students sorted and folded clothes, counted donations, and loaded a whole truck full of diapers, wipes, clothing, shoes, and books to donate to Cradles to Crayons. Once again, we exceeded our goal and it was obvious the children felt great about helping others. Another highlight of the day was practicing grace and courtesy at our Thanksgiving feasts that the children prepared themselves!
This fall, we were fortunate to have three Montessori Day School parents and our awesome Montessori intern organize a wonderful Diwali festival for the whole school. Activities included Diwali story time, dancing, rangoli art, diya sculpting, henna tattoos, and more. It was such
a beautiful celebration!
Parents and caregivers of prospective students are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, October 15, 2017 for our Fall Open House. Drop by any time between 1:00-3:00pm to tour our classrooms and outdoor spaces, meet our director and teachers, and chat with present MDS parents. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about Montessori education and the Montessori Day School community. If this date does not work for you, no problem, just call and we will be happy to set up another time for you to visit Montessori Day School of Wellesley Hills.
Our community service club, Share A Smile, just had their most successful toy and clothing drive ever! Many thanks to all the families who donated new and used items and to our parent coordinator for delivering all of the donations to Cradles to Crayons in Brighton. The teachers read the book For Every Child, A Better World and talked with the children about helping others. What a great lesson and example for our budding philanthropists.
MDS friends also had the opportunity to help one of their favorite animals earlier in the semester with our Save the Elephants campaign. Each child took home a special jar for collecting coins and brought it back to school once they filled it. They took several days to sort and count the money. The children enjoyed learning about elephants through books and lessons. The only disappointment was that the elephants we are trying to save will not be coming to live at MDS :(. The children raised over $250!