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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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Connecticut’s Car Seat Laws Changed as of 10/1/17

LAW: As of October 1, 2017 infants must remain rear-facing until they are a minimum of both 2 year and 30 pounds.  LAW: Toddlers must be in a forward facing car seat with 5 point harness until 5 years and 40 pounds. LAW: Children should ride in a booster until they reach 8 years old AND 60 pounds (they must meet both requirements). Children who ride in a booster seat must use a lap and shoulder […]

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CTMS Fall Festival 2017

The Children’s Tree Fall Festival is not to be missed! Saturday, October 14th at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Rain Date: October 15th • Music • “Pie” (whipped cream) Eating Contest • Story Telling • Pumpkin Painting • Face Painting • Games • Fingernail Painting • Refreshments Available: Cider, Donuts, Popcorn, and Coffee • Raffle and lots of fun!   This FREE event will feature fall activities for the whole family: Community Food Bank Collection: Bring a […]

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Preschool Newsletter, May 2017

Dear Families, Spring is in full bloom, and the Primary children have been busy bees! Outside, gross motor skills are developing, throwing and catching balls, building and running through obstacle courses, and lots of running, climbing, and jumping. Inside, the children have really taken responsibility for cleaning their classroom at the end of the morning work period and setting up lunch, and at the end of the day before they go home. They love working together […]

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Toddler Newsletter, May 2017

We welcome sunshine! Maple friends are eager to be here at school and ready to play.  After spring break, maple friends enjoyed reading the book, “The very hungry caterpillar.” They also liked butterfly object matching and butterfly sequence cards. They observed eggs to caterpillars, caterpillars to chrysalis, chrysalis to butterflies in a butterfly net, and released them to fly away. We also have been reading books about spring, how to grow plants, and surprise garden. […]

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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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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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Toddler News, December 2016

Toddler News, December 2016 Jack Frost is coming to us. Our Maple friends are enjoying the last warm weather before he comes. It is time to prepare the winter gear. Please send in warm mittens and a warm hat. In the winter, as long as the weather is not dangerously severe, we will go out to play. Young children need the time outside, since it is our nature and they learn lots of things from it. […]

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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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Now Registering for Summer Program

Now Registering for Summer Program

The Children’s Tree is now offering a Montessori toddler summer program for the first time! In addition, there are three themed camps for 3-6 year olds: Lego Maniacs, Little Chefs and Science Fun. Register now to reserve your child’s place for the summer program. Click here for details.

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