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Toddler Newsletter, December 2017

Happy December! This past month has been so fun and eventful. Everyone has been working on their cutting skills. We cut carrots, cheese, and apples getting ready for the Stone Soup Day. There has been a lot of hand projects this month too. We painted our hands to create a turkey and a poem, and handed them out on Grandparent’s Day. We also traced everyone’s hand prints and the Elementary classroom put together a big […]

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Elementary School Newsletter, December 2017

Dear Friends, The children in the Willow room has been busy learning about our continent’s history. In class, each child has chosen a location or tribe to study, from the Inuit people to the Mayan. More locally, the class got to explore historic Sturbridge Village. They learned how people lived, worked, and ate. It was cool seeing actual, historical buildings from 1800’s New England. We wrapped up the month with Stone Soup day. They put a […]

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Preschool Newsletter, December 2017

Dear Parents, November went by so quickly in Primary! We are finally feeling the cold weather side of fall. This month was filled with leaf study, leaf play, gratitude, and learning. Thank you to those who have come in to read with the children for Lucky Listener! The children really value and enjoy the opportunity to read a book together. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway for those who are interested in helping. For […]

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CTMS to March in Torch Light Parade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School community is once again building a hand made float and marching in the Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade on December 9, 2017. We are hoping that you can join us! We will be marching this year for the second time and encourage participation from current families, alumni and their friends! Details: Time and Place: 5:30 meet at school to carpool or 6:00 meet at Denali on Main Street. What to wear: […]

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Elementary School Newsletter, November 2017

The Willow Room has had another busy month! Firstly, we would like to welcome Abby to our classroom! We have all been enjoying getting to know her. Aside from grocery shopping and the library, the class has been to the soup kitchen drop off site, where they brought in 106 pounds of food, as well as Old Saybrook’s Historical Society and the Gen. Hart House, where they learned about the town’s beginnings. The children have […]

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Preschool News, November 2017

Happy fall everyone! The month of October was busy and exciting! The primary children enjoyed some great introductory geography lessons with landforms and parts of the earth being a big focus. We have been learning all about the calendar and the seasons. The children have begun to study the different continents on the world map and have really been enjoying it. Perhaps your child has been sharing the months of the year song and perhaps […]

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Toddler Newsletter, November 2017

       We can’t believe another month has gone by already! This past month we have made applesauce and muffins; we asked students to bring in pumpkins for many uses, we have been cleaning them and painting them. We have even been learning some yoga in the classroom. The weather is getting a little colder so please wear appropriate attire and on rainy days, we will be going outside so don’t forget your rain […]

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Silent Journey: Montessori Math Curriculum Night

This year we are focusing on the Montessori Math Curriculum After an introduction to Montessori learning principles, parents will take turns at different workstations, following written instructions and learning lessons exactly as the child does. By silently working you will get a true sense of how your child concentrates on each work. And by touring each classroom you can see the continuum of the material’s progression through the levels, from a Montessori toddler through a […]

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CTMS Frozen Holiday Pie Sale Has Begun!

Each year The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers frozen pies from Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT. The pies are made fresh at Bishops and kept frozen until baked in your home, directions included.  As one of our biggest fundraisers, the pies are priced at a reasonable amount of $12-$15 and include your typical fruit pies as well as cream pies. The available options are apple, apple crumb, pumpkin, blueberry, fruits of the farm, strawberry rhubarb, […]

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Toddler Newsletter, October 2017

We welcome back all the returning families and our new families! This past month has been amazing, getting to know our new toddlers, also seeing the changes that have happened over the summer for our returning toddlers. Everyone has transitioned in beautifully, and we appreciate the confidence you’ve given your child during these transitions. So far, we have gone on one field trip to go apple picking, we had a few extra apples and made applesauce with the children, having […]

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