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Elementary School News, March 2017

Dear Parents, The Willow class had a delightful February! We learned about the extremely difficult life faced by penguins in Antarctica by watching March of the Penguins. They have amazing survival skills! We visited the Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital, where Dr. Neil Marrinan gave us a tour. We got to see a heartworm on a slide and an x-ray of a pregnant dog. We could see the babies on the x-ray! Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital […]

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Primary News, March 2017

Dear Families, It has been a fabulous February upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by enjoying all of the snow we got. The children had fun building several snowmen all around the playground. The snow helped fuel our enthusiasm for finishing up our continent study of Antarctica. In the middle of the month we were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also our 100th day of school. For Valentine’s Day we exchanged Valentines […]

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Toddler News, March 2017

March 2017 It is hard to believe that March is already here! Spring is upon us, and the maple friends have been really enjoying a little warmer weather that has allowed them to play outside more often. It has been fun to watch how happy it makes them to spend time outside each day. This is the time of year that we notice the social relationships between the children really begin to grow. They are now very familiar and […]

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Toddler News, February 2017

We are referring to February as the month of Love! This is a wonderful opportunity to practice our social and emotional skills. Also, it is a good time for remembering our number one rule “Be Respectful” as well as opening a dialogue about what we love. As many maple friends’ language abilities blossom, we are focusing more on language activities. As many new families joined our classroom, we would like to share important information with […]

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Elementary School News, February 2017

The Willow Class is off to a great 2017! The upper elementary students are busy conducting research for their trip to the Montessori Model U.N. in April. We are exploring the impact of desertification on Senegal and the world, as well as potential solutions. We will begin writing our first position paper next week. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting our fundraising efforts by contributing to our coin and can drive, or participating […]

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Preschool News, February 2017

Primary students came back from break hitting the ground running! We have welcomed several new friends this month: Día and Mia Garcia, Emme Nwigwe, Nolan McEvily, and Thomas Kotecki. We are glad to have these new friends in our classes! In the cold month of January we studied the continent of Antarctica. We learned about the seven types of penguins that live there, the food chain that they are a part of, and sung songs about penguins […]

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Toddler News, January 2017

January 2017 Welcome back to school! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. Even though it is cold, we try to go outside as much as we can. If we are not able to go outside, we try to go to the studio to be physically active. Maple friends are doing purposeful work, like little honeybees. They are learning things from each other and through watching what other friends […]

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Preschool News, January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Wow, it’s 2017! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and we embark on a whole new year of learning and adventure. First off, congratulations to the Carrier family on the birth of their beautiful son. We are especially thrilled for Addy. She will be a great big sister. December was action packed learning about weather and charting it on our calendars. We also studied amphibians and the various […]

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Elementary School News, January 2017

Dear Parents, December was a whirlwind of activity for the Willow Room! We were very busy practicing our songs and yoga moves for the Winter Celebration. Didn’t they do an amazing job? The children absolutely loved painting and outfitting their gourds, as well as playing with them afterward. We made a scrapbook for Miss Jule to take back with her to Germany. Each child created their own page, with writing, artwork, and photographs. Miss Jule […]

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Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity This  Montessori Sensorial Activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep kids busy indoors while it’s cold outside. Make fake snow with Epsom salt, glitter and tinsel. Mix ingredients together and pour into a plastic tub. Young children will love scooping and pouring it. Older children will have fun creating a winter wonderland scene with little figurines, houses and animals. Ingredients: Epsom Salt Silver Glitter Cut up tinsel garlands

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