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Monthly archive for February 2015

The Future of Education According to Forbes Magazine

The Future of Education According to Forbes Magazine

This article published in Forbes magazine explains why Montessori works so well: The Future Of Education Was Invented In 1906 Wired has an excellent-yet-frustrating story on what they call “A Radical New Teaching Method” that is transforming education. Of course, as the article itself says, there is nothing “new” about this teaching method: let kids figure things out on their own, and they’ll not only learn better, but be more passionate. The frustrating part of […]

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The Importance of the Montessori Kindergarten Year

The Importance of the Montessori Kindergarten Year

If your child is entering Kindergarten next year, here is a great article about the differences between Montessori and traditional Kindergarten:   From Creeping to Leaping the Kindergarten year – A Parent’s Perspective As April approached during our daughter’s last year before Kindergarten, my husband and I began the same process many Montessori preschool parents engage in every Spring: making the decision about where she would go for Kindergarten. We loved the Montessori preschool, and […]

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February 2015 Gallery

February 2015 Gallery

Photos from our experiences at Children’s Tree in February 2015…

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Montessori Toddler News February 2015

Montessori Toddler News February 2015

Greetings Toddler families! This month, we will begin to explore science through the toddler experience! In our Montessori classroom, this means conducting simple experiments where we start to realize that our actions effect our environment. We will focus on “what” is happening during our experiments rather than the “why” or the “how”. This way, we keep things simple and begin to learn about the way our world works. Our science explorations will begin with activities […]

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Montessori Elementary News February 2015

Montessori Elementary News February 2015

January Happenings Our Montessori elementary students returned from their December time off ready to get back to routine. They looked forward to the Oops sentences work. That appropriately named because there are several errors in each sentence, usually containing a students name, to be corrected and rewritten. The older students chose a biography to read and take notes from their reading, in order to produce a timeline of events for that famous person. The first year students joined in a group and compiled […]

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Montessori Independence: Teach your Child the Coat Trick

Montessori Independence: Teach your Child the Coat Trick

Struggling to get out of the door with all the seasonal clothing items? Independence is something that is highly valued in the Montessori world. Here’s how you can teach a young child to put their coat on all by themselves. Children as young as 18 month can learn to put their coat on without help.   The following is to help children independently put on their own coat / jacket. Please demonstrate the following steps to your child […]

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Montessori Preschool News February 2015

Montessori Preschool News February 2015

Dear Primary Families, Dashing through the snow! What a pleasure it was to watch the children delight in our snow covered playground during the last few days of January! The weeks of cold weather that kept us indoors for most of the month were tough on everyone, but we made due with exciting new lessons and indoor movement activities. Thank you to Treyton Laconti and his family for their “bean bag jump” gift for our movement room! It has […]

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