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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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DIY Montessori Fraction Materials

DIY Montessori Fraction Materials

Fractions are much easier to understand with visual and hands-on aids: This is a whole cookie, this is half a cookie. Our Montessori students usually start working with fractions in preschool. If you want to practice fractions at home with your preschooler or Kindergartener, this site has pdfs for printing and laminating, as well as instructions on how to give the lessons: http://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/09/21/montessori-monday-diy-montessori-fraction-materials/

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Annual Report 2014

You can download a PDF version here.

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Annual Report 2013

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The Future of Education

The Future of Education

This Forbes Magazine article states that “the future of education was invented in 1906”, by Maria Montessori. “The reason why everything is the way it is in a proper Montessori classroom is simple: it has been shown through repeated experiment to work, in countless classrooms, across cultures, etc. It’s precisely this culture of experimentation, of scientific evaluation that is so sorely missing in our centralized, bureaucratized education system, rather than any one specific method or habit.” Check […]

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Land Art for Kids

Create art with your kids this summer while out on the beach, by the lake or on a hike. Here are some great ideas for art created with nature by land artist Richard Shilling: Richard Shilling is a land artist based in Northern England who encourages children to get outside to see and create art in nature. He recently published the first of a series of Land Art for Kids books in partnership with Julia […]

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May 2015 Gallery

May 2015 Gallery

Here are some photos from our activities at CTMS…

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Toddler News May 2015

Toddler News May 2015

Greetings Toddler families! We are heading in to our final month of the year! Our Earth Week activities were an excellent way to start Spring off with the toddlers. In the month of May, we will continue to learn about what being “alive” means. We will focus on weather and the power of the sun through science and art projects. We are beginning to explore different genres of music from around the world, and will […]

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Elementary News May 2015

Elementary News May 2015

Dear Willow Families, The month of April started with a few April Fool jokes. A bit of levity is always welcome. There was much preparation and anticipation for our first Science Fair in the classroom. The results were wonderful, each student explaining to the passersby, the details, procedure and their hypothesis. Hopefully, you saw the poster of pictures and the photos posted on Facebook. Aligning with our quest for more scientific knowledge, we delved into the […]

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