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Monthly archive for November 2013

Quotes by Maria Montessori

Quotes by Maria Montessori

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” “The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” “Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” “It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made […]

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Peace and Punishment: Discipline without Violence

Peace and Punishment: Discipline without Violence

There are many instances in Dr. Montessori’s work where she explains why she “eventually…gave up either punishing or rewarding the children”.(1) She explains that this method is “always a form of repression”(2), and is based upon our – in her opinion tragically erroneous – belief that children “come into the world bad and full of naughtiness.”(3) She found, after careful observation, that both punishment and reward were equally ineffective tools for supporting the type of […]

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Parent Handbook Addendum

Parent Handbook Addendum
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Willow Room News

Willow Room News

During October the children in the Willow Room learned the difference between living and non living, plants and animals, and vertebrates and invertebrates.  We learned about the parts of a tree, the parts of an apple, and the life cycle of an apple tree.  We also had many lessons on practical life, sensorial, math and language work.  Everyone has been interested and engaged by new ideas and new materials, but, the most important thing that we are learning […]

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Cedar Room News

Cedar Room News

The month of October has brought us closer to a “normalized” classroom. This is a Montessori term that means the students know what to do in a work environment, and realize what the expectation is for them as independent learners. There is peace, confidence and security in watching this unfold. We explored real worms. Drew them, labeled the parts of them, and named them. Giovanna named hers, “Chandelier.”  Others sent their worm on wild adventures.This […]

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Oak Room News

Oak Room News

In October we talked about the Earth. We learned about the parts of the earth using a orange to peel the pieces and talking about the core, mantle and crust. Next we talked about the land and water that cover the earth. We sorted animals and objects and made posters using magazines. We all loved learning the names of the continents singing our continent song. In October we studied the parts of the pumpkin and […]

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Ways You Can Help

Ways You Can Help

STOP & SHOP Stop & Shop has an A+ bonus bucks program for schools. All you have to do is: 1. Register your Stop & Shop card at  A Plus 2. Select our school as the one you would like to help It is that simple. From there every time you shop with your card, stop and shop will donate a certain number of points to the school. These points add up to dollars. Tell […]

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Montessori Lesson on the Small Bead Frame

Montessori Lesson on the Small Bead Frame

Miss Janet presents a lesson on the small bead frame in the Elementary classroom.

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Thank You

Thank You

Special Thanks to: Thanks to all who helped over the break: Tamara Sevigny Ann Sevigny John Flannagan Lew Martindale Anthony Atwood Brigitta Jansen Judy Chappell CTMS staff. Thanks for all you hard work and dedication.

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Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes Than Traditional Methods, Study Finds

Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes Than Traditional Methods, Study Finds

A study comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills. The study appears in the September 29, 2006 issue of the journal Science (see article full text; available free through Montessori-Science.org). Montessori education is characterized by multi-age classrooms, a special set of educational materials, student-chosen work in long time blocks, a collaborative environment with student mentors, […]

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