Dave Carmen Scholarship 2018 for Montessori Teachers

TMSA heads and Alumni,
It is that time of year again to share the Dave Carman Music Scholarship opportunity with your teachers and staff.  This scholarship is near and dear to my heart and I would very much appreciate if you could spread the word.  This year, we have raised the scholarship amount to $600 in an effort to bring increased musical opportunities into our wonderful Montessori classrooms.

Please share this email and the attached application document with your staff.  The application deadline is February 25, 2018.  This year, I will collect all applications via this email, but the scholarship decision will be made by committee (similar to years past).

TMSA Meeting on 1-23-18

Please RSVP…
 TMSA Member Meeting 
January 23, 2018
Follow the Child Montessori
3601 Harden Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
 9:30 -11 am (or earlier)
Light refreshments served. 
We will continue to have time during the meeting for members to share questions, thoughts or concerns that pop up in our busy jobs/lives.  
Free group therapy! We need your voice. 🙂

A Writer’s Workshop for Elementary Students 2-3-2018

Hello TMSA Friends,

Susan Johnstone’s Writers Workshop is right around the corner on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 from 9-12pm!  If you haven’t sent the flier out to your staff yet, could you please forward this?  We have now included Susan’s email address to RSVP to:  sjohnstone@willowoakmontessori.org
Saturday, February 3, 2018
We tried to get contact or CEU’s for this workshop and were not able to.  This is a change from the original workshop flier.  Please see attached updated flier.
Odyssey of the Young Writers
A Writer’s Workshop for Elementary Students
Saturday, February 3, 2018
1pm – 4pm
Willow Oak Montessori School
Chapel Hill, NC
RSVP to sjohnstone@willowoakmontessori.org
Writing is not only a way to becoming a fluent reader, but it also reveals the storyteller, the communicator, and the reporter in us all. Elementary students love a good story. They like to write a good story too. Join me as an active participant discover the writer in us so we can inspire the writer in our students.
This workshop will:
  • Examine parts of a weekly writing session or workshop in the classroom.
  • Offer a list of creative and practical ideas to write about and how to differentiate among levels of writers
  • Design a writer’s workshop for your class
  • Experience the writer’s workshop with an assignment in real time
Susan Johnstone, the facilitator, is a lower elementary teacher and professional development leader at Willow Oak Montessori School in Chapel Hill, NC. She has trained, observed, and coached Montessori interns and designed professional development workshops for Montessori philosophy, spelling, practical life in elementary, early childhood education, and personal workshops: How to Invoke Your Authentic Self and A Year To Live. She has been either in the classroom, part of the administrative team, running a progressive school and raising a family of men since 1987.