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Elementary News January 2016

Elementary News January 2016

This issue was written by Raquel Farray and Kylie Sevigny: The elementary class is studying the continent of Europe. The lower elementary students each picked a country of Europe. They are going to research those countries, and then they are going to do a presentation. Some of the countries the lower elementary students are studying are Spain, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Azerbaijan.The upper elementary students are studying prehistoric European humans. The time periods the upper elementary […]

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Toddler News January 2016

Toddler News January 2016

Greetings Toddler Families,   We have introduced many new activities to the classroom to match the students’ growing capabilities and confidence. The children are ready for “more meaningful” activities, and these activities actually help them to take pride in their classroom environment and feel a greater sense of purpose and engagement. Over the course of the month, we will continue to introduce new, more involved practical life activities and work with the students on refining […]

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Elementary News December 2015

Elementary News December 2015
We just had Grandparents Day. It turned out really good and so did the soups. We had other food at the table like fruits, zucchini bread, bread, butter, cheese, and cranberry sauce.  We made the soup, the zucchini bread, and the cranberry sauce. Most of the kids hadn’t tried zucchini bread, and when people tried it they really liked it. To get ready for Grandparents Day we had three committees, the decorating committee, the table [...]Read more

Preschool & Kindergarten News December 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten News December 2015
Dear Cedar and Oak Families, Thank you all so much for making Grandparents Day such a wonderful and memorable event. Our “Stone Soup” celebration was a wonderful time to work collaboratively and then enjoy the fruits of our labor. The secret ingredient for the luncheon was sharing. Thanks to all the parents who helped set up, clean up and serve the soup. We would like to welcome Miss Carrie into the Oak room. It was an unexpected change mid-year, and [...]Read more

Toddler News December 2015

Toddler News December 2015
Greetings Toddler Families! This month we will be helping the students build self-care skills around dressing and undressing with their winter layers. We will have mitten practice work in the classroom, and will be doing our best to give the children the time and space to try all of the steps of these self care activities. Little things like adding a key ring to your child's zipper as a zipper pull, and giving them a [...]Read more

Ball Painting

Ball Painting
Great Art project from our preschool classrooms that you can try at home: Fill muffin tins with tempura paint, find some small balls such as marbles or golf balls, dip in the paint and use a spoon to transfer them to a paper fixed to the inside of a shoe box lid. Lots of rolling fun to keep little ones engaged with not too much mess.Read more

Toddler News November 2015

Greetings Toddler Families! Thank you all for participating in Parent/Teacher Conferences! It was great for us to check in with all of you about your child and what's to come for them. Open communication and connection is a priority for us, and helps us get to know the "whole picture" of your child. During the month of November, we will be introducing more group projects based in art and food preparation. These sorts of projects [...]Read more

Preschool & Kindergarten News November 2015

  Dear Families, The children have had an exciting month of October at Children’s Tree Montessori School. The apple picking field trip was a great way for school and family to come together and explore the orchard on such a beautiful day. The children in Oak and Cedar then enjoyed dissecting and learning the parts of a pumpkin and apple. Following the field trip the children prepared apple slices and applesauce as well as pumpkin bread [...]Read more

Elementary News November 2015

The Willow Room has been buzzing with activities this fall! Our animal population has been growing, and our classroom now contains a small zoo. We have animals from every class of vertebrates except birds. We have two Betta fish in their own bowls. In our large tank from the Maritime Education Center, we have a scup (porgy) and several killi fish. In the amphibian class, we will be welcoming 50 tadpoles that will develop into [...]Read more

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
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