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Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes Than Traditional Methods, Study Finds

A study comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills. The study appears in the September 29, 2006 issue of the journal Science (see article full text; available free through Montessori-Science.org). Montessori education is characterized by multi-age classrooms, a special set of educational materials, student-chosen work in long time blocks, a collaborative environment with student mentors, […]

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Toddler News, November 2016

Fall has finally arrived here at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Maple friends are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, feeling the breeze, and moving very busily collecting acorns. It is time to prepare the winter gear since we live in New England. In winter, as long as weather is not too dangerously severe, we are going out to play. Young children need the time outside since it is our nature and they […]

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Toddler News, October 2016

Dear CTMS Families, Our new friends have been working hard adapting themselves into the new routine. Some jumped into the environment right away while others needed more time to adjust.  Each has found their place in our family now. However hard transitions may be, we all learn so much from them.  Children learn important social skills, begin to understand other’s feeling and learn how to empathize.  It was heart warming to watch each of them help […]

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Elementary School News, October 2016

Dear CTMS Families, The year has gotten off to a wonderful start in the Willow Room! We are looking forward to great times ahead. The first year students feel right at home after their weekly visits last spring. They love getting to do jobs and helping take care of our animals each day. We welcomed Jule Mittenmayer to our classroom this week. Jule will be here through December to learn more about Montessori and being a teacher […]

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Preschool and Kindergarten News, October 2016

Dear CTMS Families, The Primary children have started off the year getting to know new friends, playing lots of name games, getting new lessons, and learning how to live by the ground rules at Children’s Tree: Be Gentle, Be Kind, Be Safe. We have practiced how to ask for help, how to clean up work to make it ready for the next person and, importantly, how to have snack! We are starting out the year strong. […]

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End of Year Update

Toddler Animal Language Activity Dear Parents, Here we are at the last week of school. It seems like only yesterday when the school year began.  Each of your children has brought such joy and happiness to our classrooms. We feel fortunate to have had such a wonderful group of children. They have touched our lives and hearts. Thank you for giving us the wonderful opportunity of being part of your child’s life. It has been [...]Read more

Field Trip to Harvey Beach 2016

Students of the Children’s Tree Montessori School visited Harvey Beach last week for their annual school field trip. Children found crabs, an eel, a horseshoe crab, a whelk (sea snail), shrimp, a spider crab and plenty of hermit crabs.

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Peek at the Week, May 31 2016

WILLOW PEAK Dear Parents, Harvey Beach Field Trip Beach Day last Friday was an awesome day! It was great to see so many of you there! A huge thank you to Nicole for organizing a great event! A big thank you to Tamara for bringing in mulch and helping to spread it in our outdoor classroom. The vegetables and flowers we planted are already sprouting. We are enjoying the birds that are visiting our new bird [...]Read more

Peek at the Week May 23rd 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, Last week's Terra Nova testing is complete, and we will return to our usual schedule this week. The first graders enjoyed their time in the primary classes. Last week, we tried our hand at book folding, and discovered that it requires a great deal of patience and focus. Some students chose to sit outside and sketch flowers instead. In French class, Miss Bethany introduced us to "plain [...]Read more

Peek at the Week May 16th 2016

WILLOW PEAK Math in the Elementary Classroom Dear Parents, This week, the elementary class, with the exception of the first year students, will be working on Terra Nova Exams each morning. First year students will work upstairs in the primary classrooms. We will be trying our hand at book folding, the art of folding book pages to create shapes and letters. We will be utilizing outdated encyclopedias from the "free books" shelf at Acton Library. We [...]Read more
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