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Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

Books on Montessori and Child Development: Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain by Sue Gerhardt Why Love Matters explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work. Sue Gerhardt considers how the earliest relationship shapes the baby’s nervous system, with lasting consequences, […]

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How to Conduct a Family Meeting

How to Conduct a Family Meeting

Holding weekly family meetings is a great practice to foster responsibility and teach problem-solving skills. Choose a regular time where the whole family can get together like Sunday dinner. Jot down agenda items during the week of issues that need to be discussed. Agenda items can include compliments for achievements or good behavior,deciding on tasks and responsibilities for each family member and planning fun activities: Family Meetings, by Dr Jane Nelson It is difficult for […]

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April 2014 Gallery

April 2014 Gallery
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Oak News April 2014

Oak News April 2014

In March we studied the desert region of Africa including the country of Egypt. We enjoyed learning about the ancient Egyptians and making pyramids, wrapping mummies, sculpting clay pots and learning about mummification. Next we will be talking about the rainforest. We will be learning about the layers of the rainforest and the animals that live there. We will also talk about the Pygmy tribe that lives in the rainforest of Africa. The people that […]

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Maple News April 2014

Maple News April 2014

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. No it is not.” Dr. Seuss from The Lorax We had such a nice time meeting with you all during parent teacher conferences! March has flown by. At the beginning of the month, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by rhyming, reading stories and having a community lunch. It was great to share food and to celebrate as a whole class. Thank […]

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Cedar News April 2014

Cedar News April 2014

Our month of March started by celebrating Dr. Seuss and spending the day in our jammies.       What a way to begin! Learning in comfortable attire…..so fun. We extended the Dr. Seuss silliness to Apple Rehab Center on Friday, March 7th. The residents had fun listening to the “Bartholemew and the Ooblek” story followed by the making of real green ooblek that we put our hands into and oozed through our fingers. This grossed out […]

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Willow News April 2014

Willow News April 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, Thank you to all of our families for meeting with us to discuss your children’s progress at our Parent Teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to sit and chat with each of you! The children have all grown so much since September. We enjoyed showing off their work and discussing their unique strengths. One theme that we encouraged at all of our conferences was use of email to contact us. Often […]

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Video: Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective

Video: Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective

Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.

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Staff Opening: 3-6 Certified Primary Teacher

Staff Opening: 3-6 Certified Primary Teacher

The Children’s Tree Montessori School located in Old Saybrook, CT, seeks experienced Primary Montessori teacher. Qualified candidates will have Montessori training from a MACTE accredited training center, experience working in an 3-6 Montessori classroom, a love for Montessori education and a respect for all children, excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team, and the ability to think creatively and prepare new works to meet the needs of students. […]

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March 2014 Gallery

March 2014 Gallery
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