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Collecting for the Rowley Food Pantry

Fostering connections and caring for each other and the world are key tenants of a Montessori education. So too are hands-on, integrative lessons.

In the weeks leading up to winter break, North Shore Montessori School collected food and personal care items for families in need in our own community.

While the goal is to help others, our students were enriched in many ways as well.

"It was so amazing to see such generous donations that came in for the Rowley Food Pantry," said school director Margaret Henry. "The lower elementary at three different times took the donations over to the Pantry. They were so appreciative of our donations," Henry added.

"The Lower Elementary Class used this opportunity to write about and discuss needs in our community," said lead teacher Michele Denner. "The children dove into this service project with enthusiasm and empathy. They recognize our responsibility to help those less fortunate than ourselves."

"As a class, we've also taken this opportunity to tie-in some math. As you'll see from the photos, the children sorted, counted and took turns recording donations on our bar graph," said Denner."

Upper Elementary also took an active role in helping to collect and deliver many bags and boxes containing food and personal care items.

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