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Monthly archive for October 2015

Maple Peek at the Week

Maple Peek at the Week
Greetings toddler families! Thank you for sending snow clothing to school with your children! Just a reminder we will be going outside to play in the snow any day that the weather is above 20 degrees. It is school policy that each child must be wearing snow pants (or a snow suit), snow boots, coat, hat, mittens to play in the snow. Please send the snow pants in your child's backpack each day (they do [...]Read more

Cedar Peek at the Week

Dear Cedar Families, This week we continue to learn about color-mixing. Some of our Borax crystal-growing experiments from last week were successful and some were not, just as in real life. If you child has not grown their crystal yet, please send in a jar this week. Our first Open House date this year will be on Saturday, January 30th, from 9am-12pm. Share your love of CTMS with friends.  When they enroll, you will receive a $100 credit. You should [...]Read more

Oak Peek at the Week

Dear Oak Families, This week we will ccontinue learning about color mixing. We will be experimenting with colorful carnations. Please make sure that your child has gloves, boots and snow pants to be able to play in the snow. Children without snow clothing can play on the sidewalk. Our first Open House date this year will be on Saturday, January 30th, from 9am-12pm. Share your love of CTMS with friends.  When they enroll, you will receive [...]Read more

Willow Peek at the Week

Willow Peek at the Week
Dear Parents, I'm very excited for next week's family event, Montessori for Kindergarten and Elementary. Bring your friends, and spread the word about Montessori! We need to build a strong elementary class for next year! Let us know if you'd like to talk at the event about your experience in Montessori vs. public school. If you missed the Silent Journey, this event will have a lot of similarities. Participants will havethe unique opportunity to try [...]Read more

Family Fall Festival Oct 25th

Family Fall Festival Oct 25th

Join us for our first annual Fall Festival with Pumpkin Painting, Relay Races, Face Painting, Music, Raffle Prizes, Apple Cider, Donuts and more. Sunday October 25th, 11:00 – 2:00 Admission $5.00 per person Includes: one pumpkin per child, one raffle ticket, and festival activities. Refreshments are additional cost. Refreshments available. Where: The Field at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook      

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Float or Sink?

Teach the Montessori Way at Home Have a curious preschooler that likes to discover? Here is a fun activity from our preschool classroom that you can easily recreate at home. Your child can find out which objects float or sink by conducting their own scientific experiment. What you need: A large jar filled with 2 inches of water A strainer 2 Trays, with picture cards that explain the float and sink concepts Some water-proof objects that either […]

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Elementary News October 2015

The Willow Room is quite a happy and peaceful group of students! We’ve been very busy this year. The elementary students have taken on many responsibilities at CTMS, including dishes, laundry, and pizza money. We are also taking care of our two Betta fish, Fusion andMidnight, as well as five rescued baby box turtles. This month, we will be collecting water at the beach, and then getting new animals from the maritime center to place […]

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Toddler News October 2015

Dear Toddler Families, In three short weeks of school our students have been growing and learning so much: We have gotten used to classroom routines, practiced eating and drinking at the table and standing diaper changing with help from students. We have gotten to know each other and are 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 […]

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Preschool News October 2015

Welcome to the start of another exciting year of learning, joy and love at CTMS. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new members of our teaching staff and the new families that have joined in our community. September was the beginning of our learning experience together. Our new students have transitioned so well into our program, and our returning students have come back with enthusiasm and a great willingness to help their new […]

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