When Things Look Simple… Look Deeper

By Holly Dykes, Art Specialist

When your child brings home a piece of art, you might look and think what you see on paper is all there is. However, as with most things in art, the process behind those seemingly simple things is not so simple.

MCS Families – Dave DeHarde

By Al Daniel

After winning the 2018 Chili Cook-off (his Reggae chili recipe won by one point), Dave DeHarde was too under the weather to defend his crown the next year. (As it happened, the 2019 competition culminated in a three-way tie.)

Conflict Resolution Strategies With Toddlers

By Camille Perkins, Lead Toddler Teacher

Setting limits is paramount for a balanced classroom and also helpful when raising toddlers. Daily predictable rhythms and transitions help blanket the children in trust.

Finding Wonder in Nature

By Shelly Lyons, Resource Teacher

What is more “Montessori” than being outside, observing nature mindfully? I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to share many experiences doing just this over the past semester with my after school class, Mindful Nature Explorers.

We’re going on a leaf hunt!

By Jessica Daqamsseh, Toddler After School Care

When the leaves began changing and covering our campus in a rustic rainbow of reds, oranges, purples, and browns, the children excitedly explored each treasure left on our playground. Their faces lit up as they uncovered new colors and shapes which they eagerly shared with our Toddler Late Day community.

Senior Explorations

By Jeff Kispaugh, Upper Elementary Teacher

Did you write a year-long research paper in elementary school? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t even write a year-long paper in high school.

A Taylor-Made Thanksgiving for Four MCS Families

By Al Daniel

Audrey Howarth ’07 — the eldest of eight Montessori Community School alumni who make a downstate North Carolina farm their common Thanksgiving destination — cannot pinpoint the dawn of the ritual.

Finding a New Community in the US

By Insaf Abdulla, Primary Teacher

Stepping off the plane from Kuwait to the United State during the first Gulf war, my then-husband and I viewed America with all the feeling one might expect as immigrants to a new land. What did our future hold? What would we do for work?