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Monthly archive for December 2014

Students raised $195 for UNICEF

Students raised $195 for UNICEF

Our students are proud to have raised $195 for UNICEF. The donation will be matched by the Children’s Tree Montessori School, to a total of $390. $500 are needed to fund a water well for an African village in need of clean water.

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Common Core: An Opportunity for Montessori to Shine

Common Core: An Opportunity for Montessori to Shine

From the Montessori Compass Blog:   The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a controversial topic, widely-debated in nearly every circle in the field of Education. Perhaps nowhere is the concept of an outside, mandated set of standards met with more cynicism and philosophical aversion than in the Montessori community. This reaction is understandable, as the Montessori approach to education encompasses rich traditions based on scientific study regarding how children develop and learn. Montessori differs […]

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Students Prosper with Montessori Method

Students Prosper with Montessori Method

This article, published in Scientific American, examines the differences between a Montessori and a traditional education on academic performance and social skills: Nearly 100 years ago, a physician opened a school in a poor section of Rome. In doing so, Maria Montessori went beyond being the first female doctor in Italy and became the pioneer of a new method of education. A curriculum based on close observations of children, the Montessori method includes an individualized […]

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Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

This  Montessori Sensorial Activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep kids busy indoors while it’s cold outside: Make fake snow with Epsom salt, glitter and tinsel. Mix ingredients together and pour into a plastic tub. Young children will love scooping and pouring it. Older children will have fun creating a winter wonderland scene with little figurines, houses and animals. Ingredients: Epsom Salt Silver Glitter Cut up tinsel garlands  

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Elementary News December 2014

Elementary News December 2014

The students explored North America in many ways in the month of November. We studied each biome region including the plants, animals, climate, and resources. Along with our lessons on The Needs of Humans, they chose a tribe or region of Native Americans to focus on one need and how those people met their needs long ago. Our trip to the Pequot Museum was informative and enlightening. The students were exceptionally well behaved, asked interesting questions to our guide, and then […]

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Primary News December 2014

Primary News December 2014

  “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie Thank you all so much for making November such a wonderful and memorable month. We began the month with “The Silent Journey.” The families that attended explored Montessori materials from all areas of the curriculum. For those who could not make it to the curriculum night or silent journey, please considering taking an hour to observe the children working in one […]

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Toddler News December 2014

Toddler News December 2014

Greetings toddler families! In our short month of December, we will be exploring music, dance, and movement activities. If your child has a favorite song, yoga position/body shape, or style of music, please encourage them to tell Miss Mari! We are now quite settled in our classroom routine and our children are being explorers and scientists every day, finding all sorts of ways to use all the material in our classroom. Students are enjoying the […]

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Dec 2014 Gallery

Dec 2014 Gallery

A glimpse into the class rooms over the past month…

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