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LIFESTYLE LETTER

AUGUST 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET AREA ADMINISTRATOR

Darce Richardson | darce.richardson@lifestylepubs.com

Hello friends, LIVING HERE IN GEORGIA, OUR SUMMER CONTINUES RIGHT INTO

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jamie DuBois, Lauren Martin

AUGUST (AND REALLY, INTO SEPTEMBER). Aren’t we lucky? I know the

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

heat can be a bit overwhelming, but now with the kids back in school, parents

CatMax Photography, Orion Media

can find their own summer groove. It’s a great time to find your favorite spa, yoga class, coffee spot or volunteer opportunity and make your days all your own.  I’ll be doing some traveling, heading out to Asheville, the north Georgia mountains (Jackson County has tons going on), Southeastern Tennessee and to Kansas City to visit my grandson (he’s four months old now!). I also have two kids in college and my back-to-school shopping now includes second-hand furniture for apartments, full length down coats (my daughter is in NYC) and laptops (ka-ching). Gone are the days of number two pencils and 3-ring notebooks. 

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

I hope you enjoy this issue and especially our annual private school report. This

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

year, we asked how teachers and administrators are helping kids cope with

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

stress and pressure. It’s a good read.

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

Keep cool! xo

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

Sue G. Collins, Editor PS That's me at the helm of my buddy's J105 that I sail all summer!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2019

FEATURES 14 Om at Home Relax, revive and restore through yoga.

18 PAWS Patrol Meet Alpharetta's own K9 Officers.

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22 Finding Balance How schools help kids cope.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

14

Healthy Lifestyle

22 Inspired By 28 Open House 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Locally Owned


GOOD TIMES

Audi Marietta Opens Audi Marietta opened with a celebration featuring elegant food by Bold Catering, hand crafted cocktails, and music by The Main Attraction Band. The Jim Ellis Automotive Family provided a warm welcome, setting the bar high for an exceptional customer experience. AudiMarietta.com

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New Fitness Studio in Milton Celebrates Grand Opening As a pioneer in the Atlanta fitness industry, studio owner Marianne Baker opens the doors of PowerUp Pilates in Milton. The workout is a new take on Pilates using the Allegro 2 reformer and provides an escape for its members where motivation, inspiration and movement offer a transformative experience.

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Northside Vascular Surgery offers state-of-the-art care in providing the full-spectrum of vascular and endovascular services for:

Our compassionate, board-certified physicians, Dr. Catalin Harbuzariu, Dr. Siddharth Patel, and Dr. Edward Kang bring years of experience working at some of the leading institutions in the field, and offer minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art procedures to treat the entire scope of vascular diseases, from the simplest to the most complex. We offer three convenient locations to serve the communities throughout Greater Atlanta and North Georgia.

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AROUND TOWN

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NEVER ENOUGH THYME The

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owned and operated gourmet restaurant – recently opened its second location at Alpharetta City Center in the Mercantile building at 8 S. Main St. The new location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Known for its generous servings of homecooked favorites, Never Enough Thyme’s menu offers traditional items as well as those with a twist like Tuscan meatloaf, Cajun tacos, Italian sausage egg rolls, and huevos ranchero wraps. Catering and a private event space are also available, as is wine and beer. Never Enough Thyme is located in the Mercantile building, whose exterior architecture represents the traditional dry goods store found in every community. Situated at the corner of S. Main St. and N. Broad St, the building also offers a walk-up window and outdoor seating.

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N UED)

CREATE YOUR PERSONAL OASIS

NEW LEADERSHIP The

Johns

Orchestra

Creek

Symphony

announced

the

appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, including

Peter

Marilyn

Margolis

Hildebrandt, (pictured),

Karen Wall, and Diana Weitz, Now entering its 13th season, the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra is metro Atlanta’s only fully-professional, parttime symphonic orchestra, made up of professional musicians from all over the greater metro Atlanta area. Conducted by Founder and Music Director J. Wayne Baughman, the JCSO provides musical enrichment through a five-concert series of performances, as well as additional educational programs and special events each year.

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prostate cancer, and men of African descent may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Pre-registration is required for screening. To schedule an appointment or for information about other upcoming cancer screenings, call 404-531-4444.

ARTISAN BEAUTÉ OPENING SOON This

Fall,

Atlanta-based

plas-

tic surgeon Dr. Diane Alexander will open a luxurious spa, Artisan Beauté. Opening in September 2019, Artisan Beauté will be an upscale

spa in Buckhead offering exclusive Biologique Reserche facial treatments, the finest luxury skincare products, and safe and effective lasers and skin-tightening technology in an inviting, tranquil environment. Artisan Beauté will design customized, comprehensive programs that gracefully enhance each individual with the goal of producing a healthy, vibrant, youthful glow. Opening soon at 3150 Roswell Road NW.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

OM AT HOME one.

four.

one.

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PHOTOGRAPHY ORION MEDIA

two.

five.

Wall sit: this is a real quad

three. Meditation pose: Helps you

be used for opening and reenergizing

burner …working the muscles in the

concentrate, calms and focuses the mind

multiple tired muscles. Build stamina,

front of your thighs. This exercise is

strengthens the arms, legs, spine and

generally used for building isometric

cultivates flexibility in the groins.

strength and endurance.

Warrior 2 yoga pose which can

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two.

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six .

four. Side plank: this pose strength-

five.

Eagle: a standing balanc-

six. Warrior 1: transforms the intensity

ens your wrists, forearms, shoulders and

ing posture that focuses on the thighs,

of this deity into a pose that builds focus

spine. It increases flexibility in the wrists

ankles, and calves. This pose strength-

on power and stability …it stretches

and also opens the hips and hamstrings

ens the shoulders, legs, and improves

whole front side of body while strength-

focus, concentration and balance.

ening the thighs, ankles, and back … represents the spiritual strength of a yogi. August 2019 | Alpharetta Lifestyle

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Daycare Reimagined The Phase Family Learning Center is a unique, full service preschool and after school center that is specifically designed around the needs of local families.

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PAWS PATROL

MEET ALPHARETTA'S OWN K9 OFFICERS

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY

SGT. MARK TAPPAN AND K9 OFFICER MATTIS

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“THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US IS FIRST THEY ARE HAPPY, SOCIAL AND CONFIDENT DOGS AND THEN WE LOOK AT THE DOGS DRIVE TO WORK WITH A MYRIAD OF TESTS AND RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS...” ASK ANYBODY IN ALPHARETTA WHO THEIR

first they are happy, social and confident dogs and then

FAVORITE POLICE OFFICER IS AND THEY WILL

we look at the dogs drive to work with a myriad of tests

ALL AGREE. These two officers are exemplary public

and response to environmental factors (grated floors,

servants: laser-focused on their job and friendly. Both

slick floors, crowds and loud noises).

have sizable social media followings with comments coming in from fans all over the state. Officers Mattis and Raider are part of Alpharetta’s out-

AL: CAN YOU GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF A RECENT ARREST OR INVESTIGATION THEY HAVE WORKED ON?

standing K9 unit and we sat down with Sgt. Mark Tappan

MT: Our single purpose Narcotics dog, Raider, alerted

(Mattis’s human partner) to find out what makes this

on two vehicles, one that was broken down and the other

department so amazing and why other police departments

was a friend that came to help. Officers stopped to help

are coming to Alpharetta to study this solid K9 program.

but the drivers were evasive and the officer thought he was smelling the odor of narcotics but didn’t know

AL: HOW MANY CANINE OFFICERS ARE ON STAFF,

if it was from the vehicles. Because of Raider’s alert on

AND WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY ON THE JOB LOOK

both vehicles the officers found one of the drivers had a

LIKE FOR THEM?

warrant for their arrest, a large amount of crystal meth

MT: We currently have five dogs on staff. Four are Narcotic Cetection and Patrol Certified (apprehension,

for distribution (and various other Narcotics), $10,000 in drug money and firearms.

protection, tracking and article search) dogs and one is a Narcotic detection/school community relation dog. They spend their time during a work day training, responding to K9 specific calls or high priority calls

AL: THAT’S IMPRESSIVE. WHAT DO THEY DO FOR FUN? MT: For our dogs work is fun! Everything is a game they thoroughly enjoy.

where a dog may be useful (felonies in progress) and community relations events. We put a high importance

AL: WHO TAKES CARE OF THE DOGS AND WHAT KIND

on the bridge that our dogs create between police

OF TRAINING DOES THE HUMAN PARTNER HAVE?

and the public, so we love taking advantage of this

MT: The handler also has extensive on going training.

with demonstrations, public events and social media

The handler and dog go through initial training together

presence on Instagram. Follow them:

6-10 weeks and then are expected to train daily with their

@adps_k9_mattis

dog as well as 16 hours a month of unit training.

@adps_k9_raider @adps_k9_karlo

AL: WHEN WE SEE K9 OFFICERS AROUND TOWN,

@adps_k9_drax

CAN WE SAY HELLO?

@adps_k9_ares

MT: Always ask to interact with working or service dogs and follow the instructions of the handler. All of our dogs

AL: THESE DOGS ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT ALSO

are very social.

SMART. WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DO THEY DO BEFORE JOINING THE FORCE? MT: We go through a rigorous selection process of selecting dogs. The things that are important to us is

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INSPIRED BY

HOW SCHOOLS HELP KIDS COPE 2019 SCHOOL ROUND-UP ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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OUR KIDS ARE BOMBARDED BY MESSAGES, IMAGES, MEDIA AND OTHER UNSEEN PRESSURES THAT CAN CAUSE CONFUSION, FRUSTRATION, AND UPHEAVALS IN BEHAVIOR. At school, teachers and administrators can be important resources for students as they face the big bad world. In this year’s annual round-up of private schools in Atlanta, we asked about the resources available to kids to help manage the stress of growing up. It’s not easy! WILLIAM & REED ACADEMY 11877 Douglas Road, Suite 206, Johns Creek  678.456.5131 WilliamAndReed.com  “Everyone experiences stress and frustration; how-

“AT WILLIAM & REED ACADEMY, WE BELIEVE THAT BALANCE IS CRUCIAL TO ONE’S QUALITY OF LIFE, AS BALANCE HELPS TO REDUCE OVERALL LEVELS OF STRESS.” Head of School, Hunter Cluthe William & Reed Academy

ever, it is important for students to learn healthy ways to manage these emotions. At William & Reed Academy, we believe that balance is crucial to one’s quality of life, as balance helps to reduce overall levels of stress.  Finding time to relax with family and friends is a great way to relieve stress, as these relationships provide support and connection. Exercise is another great option for relieving stress, especially since physical activity is known to  releases endorphin which can help to elevate one’s mood.” Head of School, Hunter Cluthe. PHASE FAMILY LEARNING CENTER  12150 Morris Road, Alpharetta  470.231.8618 PhaseFamilyLearningCenter.com Infant through 5th grade (preschool and after school) “We believe every child is both a scientist and an artist. We emphasize the arts (literacy, music, drama) AND the sciences (nature, technology, engineering, math). These skills aren’t just developed through structured

“WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD IS BOTH A SCIENTIST AND AN ARTIST. WE EMPHASIZE THE ARTS (LITERACY, MUSIC, DRAMA) AND THE SCIENCES (NATURE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH).” Vanessa Zaczek, Program Director Phase Family Learning Center

learning time, but by allowing kids to creatively explore and interact. Every day, children need time to go to the STEM room or ART Studio or Town Center or Indoor Playground or Gym to learn through hands-on free play. Little minds need plenty of time to have fun. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to learn. That’s why we’ve created a place to run, jump, engage and explore.” Vanessa Zaczek, Program Director THE COTTAGE SCHOOL 700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell 770.641.8688 CottageSchool.org “In a number of recent studies, students site three main stress points caused by school: academic anxiety, social concerns, and general anxiety.. At The Cottage School,

“AT THE COTTAGE SCHOOL, OUR THREE PILLARS OF STRENGTH SUPPORT THE ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.” Lynn Bosworth, Elementary School Principal The Cottage School CONTINUED >

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INSPIRED BY

(CON TI N U ED)

our three pillars of strength support the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. Through small class sizes (no more than 10 students in a class, 4th – 12th grade) and experienced teachers, a vigorous anti-bullying campaign (Be the Voice), and a program that supports our students’ emotional needs (a comprehensive counseling program), TCS provides our school community with the tools and strategies to fulfill their true potential as confident, productive, and independent adults.” Lynn Bosworth, Elementary School Principal TRINITY SCHOOL 4301 Northside Parkway, NW TrinityAtl.org 404.231.8100 “To help manage stress and pressure, I recommend that elementary-aged children talk to their parents, who can help them understand that they do not have to be perfect and that mistakes are a normal part of life; make plenty of time for creative play and outdoor activities; and maintain an adequate sleep schedule and predictable routine.” Erica Pendleton, LPC, School Counselor And, for pre-schoolers, blowing off steam has added benefits of building social skills and cooperation. JOHNS CREEK MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF GEORGIA 6450 E Johns Crossing, Duluth JCMSOG.org 770.814.8001 “Our playground has large open spaces to run and be free as well as two play structures and a total of 4 swings. In addition to our playground, our children also take care of our raised garden beds and enjoy learning about the plant’s life cycle, beneficial garden insects, and eating the food we grow! Depending on the weather and how much work there is to be done in the garden our children can spend more than an hour outside each day.” Lauren Martin, Assistant Director

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“TO HELP MANAGE STRESS AND PRESSURE, I RECOMMEND THAT ELEMENTARY-AGED CHILDREN TALK TO THEIR PARENTS, WHO CAN HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT AND THAT MISTAKES ARE A NORMAL PART OF LIFE.” Erica Pendleton, LPC, School Counselor Trinity School

“IN ADDITION TO OUR PLAYGROUND, OUR CHILDREN ALSO TAKE CARE OF OUR RAISED GARDEN BEDS AND ENJOY LEARNING ABOUT THE PLANT’S LIFE CYCLE, BENEFICIAL GARDEN INSECTS, AND EATING THE FOOD WE GROW!” Lauren Martin, Assistant Director Johns Creek Montessori School of Georgia

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OPEN HOUSE

Pool Heaven UNITED LANDSCAPE PUTS DESIGN FIRST

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY

THE RAIN CURTAINS ARE THE FOCAL POINT AT THIS GORGEOUS POOL AT A HOME IN DULUTH. Designed and built by United Landscapes, LLC, the pool adds a dramatic appeal to the backyard, while offering a refreshing respite to the homeowners. The unique modern design features two waterfalls, fully adjustable with a sheer decent, a solid sheet of water flowing at three different speeds. On the lowest speed, the water is slower and looks and sounds just like rain - reassuring, calming, mesmerizing.

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When the sun sinks over the horizon after a warm August day, the pool offers a light show. Christian

Wilson

has

owned United Landscapes for 20 years and has lived in the Johns Creek area since he was 13 with a background in geotechnical engineering serving customers well. The team at United takes pride in providing creative ideas for building usable backyard space, designing and constructing not only retaining walls and pools, but stone and paver patios, water features, back yard retreats, roof extensions with skylights, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and dramatic stone fireplaces.

UnitedLandscapesLLC.com 770.286.3818

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3 OLD SOLDIERS DAY PARADE Roswell St

AUGUST

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

Alpharetta’s historic parade marches on as a tribute to all Veterans of All

Wars. Nearly 150 units with floats, marching

bands,

military

units,

classic cars, clowns – an of course,

candy! The City band will begin on Roswell St at 9:15 a.m., the Memorial service at 10:00 a.m. and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. 

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Home By Dark brings its one-of-akind music show to beautiful Brook Street Park in downtown Alpharetta, Georgia. The park is located directly behind City Hall. The concert is free. Bring food and friends for a night you'll never forget. Victoria Banks performs August 10.

17 MORNING YOGA ON THE TERRACE Topgolf Alpharetta

An amazing morning that will begin with yoga on the beautiful rooftop terrace guided by Stephanie Wright

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& Stephanie Rivera. Afterward, we'll sip cocktails, enjoy some brunch, and bask in great company. Bring your friends and coworkers and prepare for an unforgettable day! MindBodyOnline.com

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Join in for a great season of golf, networking and fun! The program CONTINUED >

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AUGUST

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR involves 9 holes of golf and will

rotate between four (4) Club Corp Golf Clubs (Atlanta National Golf

Club, Manor Golf & Country Club,

Polo Golf & Country Club and White Columns Country Club) the first and

third Wednesday, through August. AlpharettaChamber.com

PROTECTING WHAT MAT TER S MOST TO YOU

22 ALPHARETTA MAYORS CORP CHALLENGE 5K City Hall

Hosted

by

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24 SUNSHINE GALA AND AUCTION Hotel Avalon

Sunshine Gala and Auction benefiting Sunshine on a Ranney Day. Cocktail hour, Silent & Live Auction, Open Bar, Hors d'Oeuvres, Dinner and Program. Black Tie Optional. Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit approved organization based in Roswell, Georgia, founded in 2012 by Peter and Holly Ranney. SunshineOnARanneyDay.com

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28 WOMEN IN ROTARY The Hotel at Avalon

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6 North Fulton Rotary Clubs Milton, North Fulton, Roswell & Sandy welcome any women that would like to learn more about Rotary. Please bring a feminine hygiene item to be donated to North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Rotary6900.org

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31 ALPHARETTA ART IN THE PARK Brooke Street Park

GALA PROM BRIDAL PAGEANT COUTURE EVENING WEAR MOTHER OF BRIDE

Creativity hits the park in charming Downtown Alpharetta. This outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists who create masterpieces right before your eyes. Come enjoy the pottery, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing, photography, watercolor, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and more. AwesomeAlpharetta.com

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royal blue gowns and men in your black suits or tuxedos. Party for a cause, the proceeds will go to the Karsheika Graves Scholarship Fund and our Faith Missions in Jamaica. Hosted by Black Girls Travel Therapy and Love Le Menu. BlackGirlsTravelTherapy.com

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BERTA MUSE BY BERTA ZUHAIR MURAD MARCHESA WALID SHEHAB SAIID KOBEISY NETTA BENSHABU

THE ROCKIN' ROUNDUP BAND American Legion

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American

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Club 201 is proud to present the RETURN of The Rockin' Roundup Band. 21 and up. Only $15 and helps support our U.S. Troops. Includes FREE Professional Dance Lessons at 7:30pm then from 8:30pm to 12 Dancing on the Largest Hardwood Dance Floor in GA (2,500 Sq. Ft)

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THE MONTESSORI DIFFERENCE JOHNS CREEK MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF GEORGIA: ORDERED AND BEAUTIFUL

MARIA MONTESSORI, ITALY’S FIRST WOMAN DOCTOR, INVENTED A SYSTEM OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION BASED ON HER SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATIONS OF HOW THE CHILD CONSTRUCTS HIMSELF THROUGH INTERACTION WITH HIS ENVIRONMENT. Her emphasis on the importance of the “prepared” environment created by the teacher offers the child the freedom to choose his work.  This freedom - which is given when the child demonstrates the responsibility to use it wisely -  allows him to remain with an activity until its purpose is accomplished.  Working without artificial timelines allows him to engage in the spontaneous repetition of a skill so that it is refined; this freedom also creates in him the ability to concentrate for long periods of time and to feel the satisfaction of mastery.  In a Montessori environment, the teacher serves as a guide rather than as a traditional instructor. She continually observes the child, using these observations to give the next lesson so that he steadily progresses.   The multi-aged classroom gives every child regular opportunities to be the learner as well as the leader in the security of a home-like environment which is cared for by everyone in it, teacher and student alike.  The Montessori classroom is ordered and beautiful, filled with materials that are aesthetically pleasing, materials which capture the imagination and assist in physical, academic and social development.  Montessori develops children who are responsible, creative, innovative, respectful and kind. Montessori children are truly the citizens of the future, equipped to face challenges with confidence and competence.  JCMSOG.org ARTICLE LAUREN MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED 34

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