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Monthly archive for October 2014

New Montessori Toddler Program

New Montessori Toddler Program

CTMS has started a brand new Montessori toddler program for toddlers ages one to three. Montessori-certified teachers focus on developing coordination and motor skills with the help of Montessori materials. Under the  motto “Help me do it myself!”, children learn independence and practical life skills. The program accommodates young students’ needs to move and explore everything in a safe environment. There is an observation area for adults, minimal furniture, tiled floors, maximum natural light, selected art placed low […]

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Parent-Infant Classes starting this Month

Parent-Infant Classes starting this Month

In weekly parent-infant classes at CTMS, parents of little ones will learn how to recognize stages of development and how to best stimulate growing brains. The class is facilitated by an experienced Montessori teacher who serves as a guide and model for parents and infants as they explore the environment, offering practical examples of how to follow through with learning experiences at home. Topics include setting up the optimal home environment, language acquisition and  development, development of fine […]

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New Montessori Toddler Program

New Montessori Toddler Program

CTMS has opened a toddler program this fall, serving children ages ages 1 to 3. The program will accommodate young students’ needs to move and explore everything in a safe environment. The brand new Montessori program for toddlers ages one to three is the only one of its kind in the region. Teachers focus on developing coordination and motor skills with the help of Montessori materials. Under the  motto “Help me do it myself!”, children learn independence and […]

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Oct 2014 Gallery

Oct 2014 Gallery

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Primary News October 2014

Primary News October 2014

“What we need is a world full of miracles, like the miracle seeing the young child seeking work and independence, and manifesting a wealth of enthusiasm and love.” ~ Maria Montessori Dear Primary Parents, The Cedar and Oak rooms have both had wonderful starts to the school year!  The children are engaged with each other and their work.  We have a very independent, capable, and industrious group of young children this year.  We are focused […]

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Elementary News October 2014

Elementary News October 2014

Welcome to the Willow Room! It is so good to be back in the classroom with all the enthusiasm and spirited students to remind us all why we do what we do. The month of September has been a time of review and assessment. Each of the students has been adjusting to the routine of the day with schedules, choices, and where everything is located and filed upon completion. That is a lot of new […]

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Toddler News October 2014

Toddler News October 2014
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Identifying An Authentic Montessori School

Identifying An Authentic Montessori School

We are excited to announce that CTMS is currently in the process of becoming accredited by both the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, CAIS, and the American Montessori Society, AMS. Since the name Montessori is not copyrighted or trademarked, any school or preschool can call themselves a Montessori school without certified teachers or even Montessori materials. Here’s how to find a “real” Montessori school,  by Tim Seldin: Because of the internationally recognized name ‘Montessori, many people worldwide assume […]

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Apple Activities

Apple Activities

Stained Glass Apples Materials: Wax paper Elmer’s Glue 1”x1” Tissue paper squares  – I usually do two color groupings – shades of red and pink as well as shades of green and yellow Apple pattern Yarn or Ribbon Procedures: 1.  Precut your wax paper into a square shape that is slightly larger than your apple pattern. 2.  Use a paintbrush to coat the piece of wax paper with glue. 3.  Have the child decide if […]

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