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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 We will be utilizing outdated encyclopedias from the "free books" shelf at Acton Library.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

Preschool & Kindergarten News May 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak families, Wow, this month sure has flown by.  We have enjoyed our continued continent exploration, learning about the diverse cultures of Asia by exploring foods, trying on clothing, writing, smelling and tasting spices, identifying animals, playing games and much more! Thank you to John Meisel for coming in to share his tales of India and Jennie Esty for bringing in her Singing bowl and beautiful artwork from Thailand. We will continue […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News, April 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak families, Happy spring to all of our wonderful families! In March we explored the geography and culture of Korea by making maps and reading about its customs. A big Thank You to Keira’s mom, Jeong O’Donnell, and her grandmother for making the Korean dish Bibimbap for the primary and elementary students. It was delicious! As we continue our Trek through Asia this month we will be crossing through Tibet to enter India […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News March 2016

Dear Primary Parents and Families, We hope you enjoyed the winter break. Spring seems to be almost here, and we are talking about the change in weather: every day we are putting a weather sticker on our calendar to count sunny, cloudy and rainy days (so far we’ve had three times as many sunny days as other). We started our studies of Asia in February and are learning about its animals and biomes. Asian art and cultural objects are […]

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Montessori Preschool News February 2016

Dear Cedar and Oak Families, The Oak and Cedar rooms spent January focused on the European countries. We made flags and maps. Both classes learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and his success in helping to change laws which segregated our country. At our food prep table we learned to toast and slice bananas. This week we are starting to learn how to juice oranges and arrange flowers. We are having a lot of fun. Thank you to […]

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Elementary News January 2016

Elementary News January 2016

This issue was written by Raquel Farray and Kylie Sevigny: The elementary class is studying the continent of Europe. The lower elementary students each picked a country of Europe. They are going to research those countries, and then they are going to do a presentation. Some of the countries the lower elementary students are studying are Spain, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Azerbaijan.The upper elementary students are studying prehistoric European humans. The time periods the upper elementary […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News December 2015

Preschool & Kindergarten News December 2015
Dear Cedar and Oak Families, Thank you all so much for making Grandparents Day such a wonderful and memorable event. Our “Stone Soup” celebration was a wonderful time to work collaboratively and then enjoy the fruits of our labor. The secret ingredient for the luncheon was sharing. Thanks to all the parents who helped set up, clean up and serve the soup. We would like to welcome Miss Carrie into the Oak room. It was an unexpected change mid-year, and [...]Read more

Preschool & Kindergarten News November 2015

  Dear Families, The children have had an exciting month of October at Children’s Tree Montessori School. The apple picking field trip was a great way for school and family to come together and explore the orchard on such a beautiful day. The children in Oak and Cedar then enjoyed dissecting and learning the parts of a pumpkin and apple. Following the field trip the children prepared apple slices and applesauce as well as pumpkin bread [...]Read more

Montessori Preschool News April 2015

"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty." - John Muir   Happy Spring to all of our wonderful families! It was a long snowy winter but the kind of winter we can look back on and reflect the moments of wonder and [...]Read more
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