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Cedar News January 2014

Cedar News January 2014

I hope that your time spent celebrating the holidays of your choice, was peaceful, restful and meaningful. Somehow, getting back to routine and schedules is sometimes welcomed after all the festivities. And so, Welcome Back to the Other World! Let the New Year begin!  The elementary students will be winding up their studies of Australia this month with a look into the depths of the ocean. Researching the creatures of the deep and the beauty […]

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Willow News January 2014

Willow News January 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, Welcome back to school!  It seems so long since we saw each other last at our Winter Celebration.  We were so proud of how the children sang for you!  They really showed their stuff!  We had to laugh traveling back and forth from CTMS to the Legion holding on to the rope.  We never knew the children could walk so slowly!!  We entertained ourselves with all sorts of songs as we shuffled along.  Christmas carols, camp songs, school […]

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Book Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Book Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

  Two fundamental cornerstones of American schooling today were placed at the turn of the 20th century: the school as a factory and placed at the turn of the 20th century: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. Students of child development know that these ideas are obsolete, but they continue to have a profound impact on how schooling is done. Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll […]

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Oak News January 2014

Oak News January 2014

Oh how far we have come! Walking around the classroom it’s amazing to see what your children are doing! To see children who first entered the classroom in September work with such concentration and enthusiasm, our third year children so happily helping others when needed we and the second year children proudly writing in their journals each morning. In December we were so busy learning our songs about love and light for our winter celebration. […]

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December 2013 Gallery

December 2013 Gallery
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How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

We all know our children need exercise, but who knew that it can improve your math skills? It turns out, movement is actually makes you smarter, so why so many schools making kids sit down at desks for hours on end? This New York Times article examines the link between exercise and learning success: Children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new […]

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Montessori Compass Video Tutorial

Montessori Compass Video Tutorial

If you missed our Parent Education Night on how to use Montessori Compass, here is a tutorial explaining how to stay informed about your child’s progress.

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Willow News December 2013

Willow News December 2013

Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us a parent/teacher conferences to discuss your child’s progress at school.  It was such a treat to have the opportunity to connect with each of you, to share our observations of your child at school, and to hear your perspective and experiences from your family time at home.  Mostly, it was reassuring and heartening to find that we are all on the same page when it comes […]

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Cedar News December 2013

Cedar News December 2013

Greetings Cedar Room Families, Hopefully, your holiday feasts were delicious and memorable. It is this special time of year when we are delightfully forced to gather with friends and family, laugh, recall, create, and renew. A reminder that while your child was joining in the merriment, I hope he/she had time to interview that special older relative and gather a bit of an ancestor story or two. We will begin sharing these stories on Dec. […]

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Maple News December 2013

Maple News December 2013

We have so much to be grateful for.  The month of November was full of community building and gratitude.  We are so grateful for the children in our classroom and their amazing families.  It was a pleasure spending time with you during our conferences.  Thank you to Liz Church and Laura Meisel for helping with our “Stone Soup” Celebration.  Thank you to Hadley Kornacki, The Waldo family and the Tucker family for lucky listening. Thank you […]

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