Thank you Mrs. Kurtz for making this awesome movie! Moving up day at Roseland Montessori School has become an end of year tradition that was started by Mrs. Kay Saragusa a few years ago. Students go to the next grade level for 1 hour to meet the teachers and get a feel for the next grade level. 8th graders go to a high school and 7th graders meet with administration. The Montessori philosophy values the adolescents' leadership role within the school community. In accordance with this Montessori philosophy and as a believer of hearing the stakeholders' voices, Mrs. Vaccaro uses this moving up day opportunity to begin my planning for the upcoming school year. Seventh graders form groups to participate in a round table discussion on various topics about the school. This information is then used to initiate conversation among the parent focus group members and the staff at the back to school faculty meeting.