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Newsletter Archive - Inside the Woods

Inside the Woods is the official newsletter of School of the Woods. It contains information on current events, articles on Montessori Education, and helpful hints for Montessori partents. All past issues of Inside the Woods are archived below.

April 2017 Inside the Woods 
  Featuring - Spring Picnic, Time Marches On, More Books to Read, Maria Montessori said, Key Elements of Montessori, Moderating Media, Solving the Read-Out-loud Blues, At the MFAH, When Your Child is in the Spotlight, What's All That Stuff in Those Classrooms

March 2017 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Last Coffee Meetings for this year, Class Project Photos, The Age of Anxiety, The Latest Scoop on Museum Happenings, Dancing elevates learning Left Brain + Right Brain = Whole Brain, Meaningful Repetition Leads to Mastery, A Passel of Great Books

February 2017 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Fun Times in February, Acorn Fund, Book Discussion Coming Up, Poem, Introduction to Poetry, Multi-Age Grouping, How to Support Your Child in Math, Photos: Santa Pays a Visit

December 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - The New Year Heads Up! More Important News Catch ‘em Doing Something Right Books for the winter holidays The Component of Humanness called Purpose Homework for the Holidays It was a Boo-full day Noise hinders learning in young children

November 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Grandparents Day, Heads Up! Important News, Meaningful Repetition Leads to Mastery, Maria Montessori Speaks, The Brain Seeks to Control Stress, The Brain Craves Clear and Precise Information, The Usefulness of Good Discipline, Cylinder Gardening Project

October 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Good ol’ chili – this month, Book discussion, News about National Merit Scholarships, Vintage Books from Maurice Sendak, Learning to be Your Own Boss, Social Aggression Plagues Most Kids’ Shows, Poem: The Hippopotamus, The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment, It’s a New Season for Museum Visits

September 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Opening of school information, Reading Aloud to Your Child, Why 6th Graders Should Be In a Montessori Upper Elementary Program, Can you find your way home?, Photos!. High School students visit Upper El, Space Management for the Montessori Child


 2015 - 2016 
May 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Spring Picnic, Important things in May, Numbers, Time-Sensitive Opportunities, More Books for Summertime, Grade-Level Transitions, The Family That Reads Together, Hit the road!

April 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Spring Picnic, Time Marches On, More Books to Read, Maria Montessori said, Key Elements of Montessori, Moderating Media, Solving the Read-Out-loud Blues, At the MFAH, When Your Child is in the Spotlight, What’s All That Stuff in Those Classrooms

February 2016 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Gala Date Reminder, What’s That Stuff Out Front?, Early Childhood Grandparents’ Day, Learning to be Friendly with Error, Building Community, Encouraging Positive Behaviors, Recommended books, A Trip to Armand Bayou, A Visit from Santa Claus

December 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - A Note About the 80’s Gala, Evening Learning Programs, Physical Activity and the Brain, Halloween Costume Masquerade, Brain Learns Best with Guidance, Our Teachers are Life-Long Learners, too

November 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Early Childhood Grandparent’s Day, Evening Learning Programs in Nov, Fine Art Exhibits This Fall, Knowing Who Your Child Is, Putting Your Trust in the Process, Fibonacci Day, What’s Your Net Worth, Montessori: More Relevant than Ever

October 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Chili, chili, chili, All about the next Gala, Balancing Parenthood, Child’s Play, The Importance of Self-Regulation, Good Question, Poem: Mysticism for Beginners, New books All About Numbers, Encouraging Positive Behaviors At Home

September 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Opening of school information, Sensitive Periods; Planes of Development, Pull an Art Box Out of Your Hat, Review: "The Child in the Family" Montessori, Great Books to Look For, Poem: My Shadow, The Usefulness of Good Discipline Methods, Establishing a Parting Routine


 2014 - 2015 
May 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Opening of school information, Sensitive Periods; Planes of Development, Pull an Art Box Out of Your Hat, Review: "The Child in the Family" Montessori, Great Books to Look For, Poem: My Shadow, The Usefulness of Good Discipline Methods, Establishing a Parting Routine

April 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - All about the Spring Picnic, Bridge Meetings, Helping Students Make the Transition, 10 Ways to Interact Differently, WHS Debate Team News, Poem: Life While You Wait, More Books to Look For

March 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - The Planting of Trees, Snaps from Morning of Learning, Book Discussion, Difference: Discipline / Punishment, Planes of Development, Books for Grades 1-3, Introverts Interact Differently, Optimal Environments for Adolescents

February 2015 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Book Discussion Date, Children’s Gifts for Women’s Center, Poinsettias to make us happy, Recommended Books, new titles published in 2014, Effective Communications, History Lesson No. 1, History Lesson No. 2, Creating Optimal Environments for Adolescents

December 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Open House programs in January, Book Discussion, E-reading for Young Children, On the Road to Reading, Poem: "The Duel", Conducting Interactive Reading Experiences

November 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Annual Open House programs, Parent Education, Book Discussion Reminder, Montessori Education Overview, Lessons for Grownups, Sensitive Periods & Planes of Development, Understanding Happiness, A Few Notes on the Statue of Liberty

October 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Two book discussions this year, Visit amshq,org, A Peek at new ads, Two essays by Maren Schmidt, Poem: The Great Figure, The Montessori Environment, Advice to Parents, Books for a range of ages

September 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Information about Campus Activities, Learning to Lead and Follow, Materials Needed for Art Classes, Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival, An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Museums to Visit in Houston


 2013 - 2014 
May 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Student Dance Recital Coming up, Reminder About Bridge Meetings, Report on Book Discussion Group, Quiet Time is Important, Everybody’s Favorite: Hunting Eggs, Book Review by Elizabeth Stepankiw, A Poem, by Eugene Field, Recommended Books for Children

April 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - The Book Club, Get Ready to Make a Splash Reflections on Our Circus, Aspects of Inclusion in Montessori, Choices, Activities and Feedback, Your Presence is your Present, Your ‘Smart Phone’ or Your Life

March 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - All about the Gala, Valentine’s Day Happy Times, Art Museums You Should Visit. Pro-Social Values in the School, Understanding Core Emotions, Really Good Books for Budding Scientists

February 2014 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Update on Our Gala plans,
The Book Club , Respecting the Process of Learning, Recommended Books, Photos from Last day Before Winter Break, Learning to Love to Learn, In the Words of Maria Montessori

December 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Parent Education Events, Jack Oldham's Achievement, The Book Club, How to have more fun this holiday season, Photos from Halloween Funday, Laugh and the World Laughs with You, Recommended Books

November 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Chili Cook-Off, Gala 2014 Announcement, Parents Education, Open House Programs, 10,000 Steps, Toys and Games, Why include students in Conferences, What do you know about Veterans Day, Some Mighty Fine Art Exhibits

October 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Chili, anyone? Parents’ Organization Fearful day Promises, Promises Relationship Skills Working on “Staircase of the Mind” A Batch of Books About Art How About a Short Cruise

September 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Two September events, Parents’ Organization, Collect those BoxTops, Parent Education Learning Opportunities, Helping Your Child With Emotions, Montessori Moment: The Choice Chasm, Two Essays by Maren Schmidt, Art is Where You Find It


 2012 - 2013 
May 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Dance Recital in June, End of School activities are fun, We have a batch of graduates, Photos from the Egg Hunt, Where the Wild Things Are, Stop! Look! Listen!, Let’s go a’birding

April 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Report on our Book Club event, Annual Spring Picnic, Next Level Bridge Meetings, Review of Parent Education Events, Recommended Books, Suggestion for a great Weekend trip, The Ecological Child by Elizabeth Stepankiw, Two Essays by Maren Schmidt

March 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Report on our Book Club event, Update on our fossil tree, Three Essays by Maren Schmidt, Montessori Movement in the US, Snapshots from Valentine’s Day, Recommended Books

February 2013 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Make Good Use of Old Greeting Cards, Our Big Fossil, Photos from the Visit from Santa Klaus, Learning to be Good at Doing Things, Discussion of Book Club Selection, Music in Montessori Education, Recommended Books

December 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Parent Education Events, The Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off, The Book Club, Social Aggression on Kids’ TV, Photos from Halloween Funday, Recommended Books, Coaxing Out Innate Moral Tendencies

November 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Parent Education Events Continue, Bring in those Boxtops, Chili Cook-off Report, Social Aggression on Kids' TV, Observing the Emerging Brain, Weekend Trips are Fun, Recommended Books

October 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Remember Flower Power, Annual Chili Cook-Off, Parent Education Events, Parent/Teacher Book Club, Fathers Courageous, Montessori Parents - Rejoice!, Getting the Most Out of Your Brain, Maria Montessori Speaks, Recommended Books

September 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - New school year events, Parents' Organization, Learning to Make Good Decisions, Classroom Design in a Montessori School, Places To Go, Helping Your Child With Emotions, Recommended Books, What Do Children Really Learn


 2011 - 2012 
May 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Spring Celebration, News About Box-Top Logos, Ancient Civilizations Studies, Recommended Books, Grade Level Transitions, Providing Structure in a Child's Life

April 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - We had a great birthday party, Maria Montessori: The Later Years, A is for Anger, Testing in Perspective, Recommended Books, Help Me Help Myself

March 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Shake a leg and get your gala tickets, What are metacognitive skills, Maria Montessori: The Discovery, Do some stuff!, Recommended Books

February 2012 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Toys for Tots, Final Update on Our 50th Birthday Party, Party for WHS graduates, Comparing Parenting Styles, Recommended Books, Go Outside and Play, Maria Montessori: Her Early Years, Last Day of School Activities

December 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Montessori Up Close!, It’s Our 50th Birthday Party, Acorn Fund, Teaching and Learning in the Kitchen, Homework for the Holidays, Halloween day Dress-up, The Call for Order, Recommended Books, All About Ernest Woods’s Published Works

November 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Rundown on What’s Up with A BIG TO-DO, Montessori Up-Close, Thanksgiving Feast, The Importance of Self-Regulation, Good Question, How to Support Your Child in Math, Book Recommendations from the Teachers,What’s Your Net Worth

October 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - What’s Up with A BIG TO-DO, It’s Raining Chili, Developing the Ability to Concentrate, Box Tops 4 Education, Do You Know Where You Live?, Follow That Binomial - A Firm Base for Math, Montessori Up-Close, Coming Soon, Tips on Packing a Good Lunch, Book Recommendations from the Teachers, How about a new career?, Children Teach Parents, Family Activities Suggestions

September 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - This is the year of the BIG TO-DO, Parents’ Organization Officers, The Parents’ Social, A Child’s Sense of Wonder, Freedom Within Limits, Reading Aloud to Your Child, Establishing a Parting Routine


 2010 - 2011 
May 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Parents’ Organization Thank You Coffee, Have a great summer, Athletics Program, Transitions: Helping Our Younger Students Step up Smoothly to New Levels and New Classrooms, Spring Celebration Photos, Evaluating Progress: Carrots and Sticks, Student Dance Recital

April 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - A Vision from the Past, Lunch: From Earth to Tummy, Western Day, The Lowdown on Raise the Roof Raffle, The Component of Humanness called Purpose, An Essay from Long Ago by Kyle Weaver

March 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - 100th Day of School, Raffle: Last Chance, Child's Play, Observations: Meaningful Repition Leads to Mastery, Everybdoy Loves Valentine's Day, A Simple Way to Keep your Family Humming, Let's Talk About Places to Go, Putting Your Trust in the Process

February 2011 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Re-enrollment for 2011-12, Raise the Roof Raffle, Parents’ Organization Night Meeting, Founding Parent Campus Visit, Problem Solving, Adolescent Development - Part 4, Happy December 17, What Motivates Us?, Middle School Fun Explained, A Little Back-Story, The Usefulness of Good Discipline

December 2010 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Montessori Up Close, Raising the Roof Raffle, Acorn Fund, Adolescent Development - Part 3, Halloween Photos, When Friends Visit, Three Gifts, Recommended Books, Montessori Secondary in Europe. What’s All That Stuff?

November 2010 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Learn More About Montessori, Raising the Roof Raffle, Understanding Happiness, The Sensitive Child, Adolescent Development - Part 2, Places to Go! For the Family, Visit our New Website, Book Review, Encouraging Positive Behaviors, The Volleyball season

October 2010 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - Flower Power, Recycling, Building Community,Creating Optimal Environments for Adolescents, Space Management for the Montessori Child, Art Classes, Chili!, Ancient Civilizations

September 2010 Inside the Woods
  Featuring - New Merchandise, Parents Social, The Family that Reads, New Faces in the Faculty, Montessori: More Relevant than Ever, The Montessori Environment, Words of Encouragement

 

 


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