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Vinegar and Baking Soda Science Demo

Vinegar and Baking Soda Science Demo

You can try this at home: mixing vinegar and baking soda produces carbon dioxide to fill up the balloon. Many thanks to John Flannigan for doing some fascinating science demonstrations for our Montessori elementary students today.  

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Now Registering for Summer Program

Now Registering for Summer Program

The Children’s Tree is now offering a Montessori toddler summer program for the first time! In addition, there are three themed camps for 3-6 year olds: Lego Maniacs, Little Chefs and Science Fun. Register now to reserve your child’s place for the summer program. Click here for details.

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Elementary Montessori Students learn to make Maple Syrup

Elementary Montessori Students learn to make Maple Syrup

This morning, our elementary students set out to learn how to tap a tree for maple syrup sap! We brought sap back to school for us to prepare into syrup for the topping our pancakes next week.    

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Montessori Elementary Newsletter March 2015

Montessori Elementary Newsletter March 2015

Looking back on the last month through the pages of the lesson planner, there are many filled sections with lessons, ideas, observations and reminders. It was a full three weeks of external and internal parts of birds, including feathers, and great memories of our visit from the owls and dissection of pellets. This was another hands on experience with all the ooohs and ahhhs and eeeks! We spent a whole work cycle on February 3rd dedicating it to Math […]

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Montessori Preschool Newsletter March 2015

Montessori Preschool Newsletter March 2015

Dear Primary Parents and Families, Welcome back from winter break! The Cedar and Oak Room students have been finding new and creative ways to weather these wintery days and with spring just around the corner many exciting events are popping up.   We would like to thank all of the families who joined us for “Look What I Can Do Night” in the beginning of the month. It was magical to see many of the […]

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Montessori Toddler News March 2015

Montessori Toddler News March 2015

Greetings toddler families! Many thanks for equipping your children with snow gear on a daily basis. All this snow can be challenging for many reasons but we will make it through to spring someday. We also want to recognize and thank families for your part in keeping the children healthy. There have been very few colds/illnesses this year and we attribute that to the healthy lifestyles of the families in this community. Feeding our children […]

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March 2015 Gallery

March 2015 Gallery

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

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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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