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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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Tips for Making Conversation with your Toddler

Tips for Making Conversation with your Toddler

Here are some tips to connect your child to opportunities for language enrichment: Prepare an environment that provides opportunities for language enrichment Make trips out and about to enrich his vocabulary: the zoo, the park, the playground, the neighbor’s house, the car wash, the supermarket, the library etc. On a walk along the road he might see a stop sign, a crosswalk, an oak tree, a dandelion, a delivery truck, a curb, etc. Connect your […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News May 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten News May 2015

May Greetings to All, Wow, it is hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of the school year. We hope that everyone enjoyed the April break with all its warmth and sunshine. This was a great way to lead into our celebration of Earth Day. During the month of May, we will continue to study South America. The Oak and Cedar rooms will continue to explore new regions along with artifacts […]

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Montessori Toddler News April 2015

Dear Toddler Families,   Spring is finally here and the children are excited to spend more time outside. We will be going on the field before lunch, weather permitting.   The children kept busy in March with water table activities and arts projects. We explored how much fun you can have with shaving foam in the water table worked on a collage of colored paper. In April, we will be planting bean seeds and watch them sprout. Spring brings new [...]Read more

Montessori Preschool News April 2015

"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty." - John Muir   Happy Spring to all of our wonderful families! It was a long snowy winter but the kind of winter we can look back on and reflect the moments of wonder and [...]Read more

How to ask your Child about their School Day

A Conversation after School by Saray Moody If you are a parent of a young child who attends school, you have probably been told not to ask your child about their day at pick up. So many parents ask me, why is that? It seems so natural to ask the ones you love about their day when you come back together. It actually seems like it may be a part of helping a child adapt [...]Read more

Montessori Dropper Activity

From our Montessori preschool classroom: colored water dropper activity to develop fine motor skills. Note the concentration and perseverance. Before children tackle more complex activities, they must first master the basics. This activity is part of the practical life area or work and teaches children how to use an eye dropper. The child cleans up any spills independently using the sponge provided.

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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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