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Monthly archive for November 2014

Students Deliver School Garden Harvest

Students Deliver School Garden Harvest

This week, elementary students at the Children’s Tree Montessori School delivered fresh arugula to the food pantry at the First Church of Christ in Old Saybrook. Students had seeded arugula and lettuce in the school’s community garden  in September and helped with harvesting, washing and bagging.

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Make a Thankful Tree

November Activity for Montessori Parents: Cut leave shapes out of colored construction paper  with your child. Trace the shapes for him and have him cut them out with child-safe scissors. Write things you are thankful for on the paper leaves and attach to twigs. Place in a vase.     Source: pbs.org

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Nov 2014 Gallery

Nov 2014 Gallery

November 2014 Gallery

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Elementary News November 2014

Elementary News November 2014

The month of October brought us a sense of “now I know where that goes, what I am supposed to be doing, and I am liking this Willow Room” feeling. The students have been out of this world…great as humans and studying the universe. Planet research, independent projects on galaxies and black holes were explored. A favorite has been to receive the coveted purple constellation star gazing bag. Each child is scheduled to take a turn to star gaze, record their […]

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Primary News November 2014

Primary News November 2014

Dear Primary Parents, The Cedar and Oak Room students have both enjoyed their first months at school. The compassionate, kind and mindful group of students that we have the opportunity to get to know this school year are consistently engaged in exploring their interests. The month of October has come and gone all too quickly and much has been done. We are sure that you and your children have been having conversations about their studies […]

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101 Montessori Parenting Tips

101 Montessori Parenting Tips

Some great tips for raising well-rounded kids and complementing their Montessori education:   by Barbara Hacker 1. Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. 2. Purchase a copy of The Michael Olaf Catalog(s). These wonderful publications are a clear introduction to Montessori for parents as well as a source book of ideal toys, materials, books, etc. for the home. (http://www.michaelolaf.com) 3. Take the time to stand back and observe […]

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Toddler News November 2014

Toddler News November 2014

Greetings toddler families! The fall is flying by and our students are growing and learning so much. This month has been all about coming together as a community. Our toddlers are increasingly aware of themselves and of each other, and are playing and working together. We are enjoying our morning gathering of songs and conversation about the day. We are getting familiar with the other students and teachers that we see and hear in our […]

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