Winter Newsletter
welcomes you in 2019 New Year with the warmest wishes!
We are back from holidays and would like to share with you which seminars will be available for attending in the next few months and what classrooms events and project are planned.
Open House
January, 19th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
If you have friends who are interested in enrolling in
Montessori School of Moscow, please let them know that MSM will have Open House on January, 19th 11:00 am till 1:00 pm.
Upcoming Workshops
This is very important to attend our workshops because they help to understand better the work of children in the class and Montessori methods to make this work happen. We highly appreciate if you attend the following seminars and Coffee Morning. Please confirm by clicking at the bottom of the page.
January, 16th
Faber Mazlish Introductory Lecture
9:15 am - 10:45 am
"How to Talk so Kids will Listen". The purpose of the project is communication with children through practical (working) methods of communication by their parents. This helps parents to reach understanding, preserve and develop emotional wellbeing of the child.
January, 18th
Fairytales, Reading and Gadgets
4:00 - 5:30 pm
At the workshop Svetlana Makeeva will cover the following:

- What kind of fairy tales can be read to 0 to 6 children and which ones are not recommended;
- Svetlana will discuss benefits of reading;
- Is it a myth that Maria Montessori was against fairy tales;
- How to choose books;
- Which books are the most suitable for toddlers.

Also, Svetlana will tell why various gadgets should not be present in a child's environment and how interaction with them affects the development of the child.
January, 24th
Coffee Morning
9:15 - 10:15
A meeting for parents.
January, 26th
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 1
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
To be clear, concise and understandable is the important task of adult with children. Unfortunately, our language in communicational process with a child often is saturated with too many questions, exclamations, instructions and other not very useful for understanding each other things. It was made in past time and we unconsciously continue this tradition today.

At the training, we will make an attempt to move away from the tradition and bring to their practice communication with children in different models:

- we will be in the role-playing game to master the techniques of effective attention and support.
- learn the technique of direct instruction.
- investigate our own position in the interaction with the child.
- follow our own borders, where they go, how we hold them.
- pay attention to matching a voice message and posture, gesture, glance, that accompany it.
February, 9th
Math in a Montessori Classroom
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
This seminar explains the concept of the whole approach to academic knowledge in a Montessori 3-6 classroom and will show you that this particular approach is the most logical for a human being. This seminar will allow you to get the understanding of the reason why you invest part of the family budget, paying for study at MSM. The participation of all Casa dei Bambini parents is compulsory, especially for the fathers. Please, mark your calendars.

The seminar will be held by Rhoda Snyder.
February, 14th
Coffee Morning
9:00 - 10:15 am
A meeting for parents.
February, 16th
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 2
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
On the second part we will discuss the successes and difficulties, perform the analysis and consolidate our skills.
A good result of the training will be:

- Firm, clear messages to a child - avoiding unnecessary verbal messages, which are often "clog up" communication.
- The adequacy of the context of the message, what's going on.
- The congruence (match) of speech and body language.
- Awareness of our borders when dealing with a child.
March, 14th
Coffee morning
9:15 - 10:15 am
A meeting for parents.
March, 16th
Math: From Toddler through Elementary
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The workshop will be something like Silent Journey and Discovery and will show the whole concept of learning math starting from Toddler Program and finishing in Elementary.
March, 23rd (to be confirmed)
Language Development, Art and Music
4:00 - 5:30 pm
At this seminar you will learn:

- How language develops in children under 3 years old
- What factors influence the development of language
- Foreign language in this age - is it good or bad
- How to help a child in development of language
- How to choose books?
- Should we teach drawing to a child?
- Hallmarks of drawing of a child under 5 years old;
- Musical development
The seminar will be held by Svetlana Makeeva.
April, 20th
Open House
11:00 - 1:00 pm
May, 15th
Coffee Morning
9:15 - 10:15 am
Let MSM know if you are attending a workshop
Classroom Events
February, 5th
Chinese New Year in Casa dei Bambini classes
February, 22nd
Fathers Day in Casa dei Bambini classes
March, 1st
Mothers Day
April, 25th
Easter Celebration
Family Events
May, 25th - Potluck Picnic
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
June, 8th - International Concert
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
March, 4th - March, 11th

May, 6th - May, 12th

July, 1st - September, 1st