Material-Making for MNW

Celebration of Light Collage

Hello friends and colleagues.

It is that time of year again when our thoughts, energy, and efforts turn towards preparing for the annual fundraiser for Montessori NW, the Celebration of Light, which will be on Janauary 24, 2014. We will be featuring one-of-a-kind Montessori materials and we’re hoping that you will be able to support MNW this year by providing something special.

We’re hoping to have all age levels represented. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Assistants to Infancy: Visual or grasping mobiles; a set of lovely rattles; embroidered placemats, Topponcino; toddler sized-aprons; language cards with objects; a few books; a Practical Life set-up such as glass washing, etc. A “Newborn Kit” that may include an A to I recommended book, rattle, topponcino, and mobile or templates and instructions would be very exciting for expecting parents or friends of expecting parents!

Primary: A beautiful set up for a simple activity such as leaf washing, pouring, sorting, or simple art activity; art to display in the classroom;  set of language cards; set of art materials; set of folding cloths or dusting cloths, etc. A special “To Do at Home Kit” appropriate for the 3-6 aged child would appeal to teachers and parents alike!

Elementary: A collection of lovely bookbinding materials; special art materials; carefully chosen books; set of beautiful Word Study charts; a few Animal Story folders; a collection of teacher-written stories (What Elementary teacher wouldn’t need more stories?!!!); quilted checkerboard; Hand chart; etc.

We also would love to feature a class, workshop, or event in your area of expertise. Do you have skills in bookbinding? Maybe you can teach an infant massage class for parents with their babies?  Are you an avid crafter or scrapbooker? Perhaps you are knowledgeable about local areas that might be of interest for Elementary teachers for their Going Out programs and would be able to offer a tour of that location. Experienced hiker who could lead nature walks or hikes? Teach a cooking class?

There are so many ideas to consider and great ways, both big and small, to get involved. We welcome your help and participation. Please complete and return the donation form by December 6. You’ll find it attached or you can access and submit the donation form  via our website. Items should arrive at MNW by December 21.

Please contact me with any questions regarding your donation. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your participation!

Gloria (Hammond) Singh

Elementary and Assistants to Infancy Course Assistant, A to I Alum 2007 or (503) 963-8992 x 111

Posted on November 7, 2013 and filed under Events, From MNW Staff.