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Monthly archive for December 2013

December 2013 Gallery

December 2013 Gallery
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How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

We all know our children need exercise, but who knew that it can improve your math skills? It turns out, movement is actually makes you smarter, so why so many schools making kids sit down at desks for hours on end? This New York Times article examines the link between exercise and learning success: Children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new […]

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Montessori Compass Video Tutorial

Montessori Compass Video Tutorial

If you missed our Parent Education Night on how to use Montessori Compass, here is a tutorial explaining how to stay informed about your child’s progress.

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Willow News December 2013

Willow News December 2013

Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us a parent/teacher conferences to discuss your child’s progress at school.  It was such a treat to have the opportunity to connect with each of you, to share our observations of your child at school, and to hear your perspective and experiences from your family time at home.  Mostly, it was reassuring and heartening to find that we are all on the same page when it comes […]

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Cedar News December 2013

Cedar News December 2013

Greetings Cedar Room Families, Hopefully, your holiday feasts were delicious and memorable. It is this special time of year when we are delightfully forced to gather with friends and family, laugh, recall, create, and renew. A reminder that while your child was joining in the merriment, I hope he/she had time to interview that special older relative and gather a bit of an ancestor story or two. We will begin sharing these stories on Dec. […]

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Maple News December 2013

Maple News December 2013

We have so much to be grateful for.  The month of November was full of community building and gratitude.  We are so grateful for the children in our classroom and their amazing families.  It was a pleasure spending time with you during our conferences.  Thank you to Liz Church and Laura Meisel for helping with our “Stone Soup” Celebration.  Thank you to Hadley Kornacki, The Waldo family and the Tucker family for lucky listening. Thank you […]

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Oak News December 2013

Oak News December 2013

We are so thankful for so many things in our classroom. In November the children were busy learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. We learned about the parts of the spider and began our study of birds. As the days got colder we started talking about the changing season and hibernation and migration. We learned that some animals gather food to hibernate in caves and logs, some animals like birds and butterflies migrate and some animals […]

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Make Holiday Decorations with Homemade Playdough

Make Holiday Decorations with Homemade Playdough

Here is a recipe to make your own non-toxic homemade play dough. It will last for 6 month in an air-tight container. Or you can make holiday shapes and bake them in the oven to hang up around the house: Materials 1 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup salt 1 tablespoon cream of tartar Saucepan 1 cup flour Food coloring or natural colors such as beet juice, spinach powder and turmeric Directions Combine […]

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