Primary News November 2014

Primary News November 2014

Dear Primary Parents, The Cedar and Oak Room students have both enjoyed their first months at school. The compassionate, kind and mindful group of students that we have the opportunity to get to know this school year are consistently engaged in exploring their interests. The month of October has come and gone all too quickly and much has been done. We are sure that you and your children have been having conversations about their studies

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Primary News October 2014

Primary News October 2014

“What we need is a world full of miracles, like the miracle seeing the young child seeking work and independence, and manifesting a wealth of enthusiasm and love.” ~ Maria Montessori Dear Primary Parents, The Cedar and Oak rooms have both had wonderful starts to the school year!  The children are engaged with each other and their work.  We have a very independent, capable, and industrious group of young children this year.  We are focused

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Cedar News June 2014

Cedar News June 2014

This school year has been exciting and quickly moving. It has been my pleasure and honor to get to know each of the Cedar Room students. We have laughed and learned, hopefully the memories have been good and lasting. The month of May was spent polishing our play lines from memory, learning about a “stage presence” and projecting our somewhat timid voices. Confidences have grown in many ways. Highlights were:   planting in the school

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Cedar News May 2014

Cedar News May 2014

WHOOOSSHH!  The month of April just flew by. I hope everyone had a calm but fun week off. We heard about all the adventures the children experienced. Bravo, Parents!! The visiting Kindergartners started to arrive the first week in April. It was a pleasure to see them each day and watch their curiosity. They have all become very skilled at writing and drawing creatively to our “ponder this” each morning. Each one has participated in

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Raising Healthy Families

How healthy childhoods can prevent chronic disease Dr. Keith Mirante will teach you how to make the right choices for your children that can prevent chronic disease in a FREE EVENT hosted by Children’s Tree Montessori School. You will learn:  Presenter: Dr. Mirante graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa in 2007, with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic. In 2008 he formed his own private practice, Coastal Chiropractic & Wellness LLC in

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Cedar News April 2014

Cedar News April 2014

Our month of March started by celebrating Dr. Seuss and spending the day in our jammies.       What a way to begin! Learning in comfortable attire…..so fun. We extended the Dr. Seuss silliness to Apple Rehab Center on Friday, March 7th. The residents had fun listening to the “Bartholemew and the Ooblek” story followed by the making of real green ooblek that we put our hands into and oozed through our fingers. This grossed out

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Cedar News March 2014

Cedar News March 2014

February was a short month but a very full month.  It started with two snow days in a row. Getting back in the groove, so to speak, the children continued working on their biography research and presentations. They are becoming accustomed to recording facts on an index card. The big days came and were enjoyed by all, as the cameras rolled and the costumes adorned. The children shared their newly found facts with pride. Everyone took

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Maple News February 2014

Maple News February 2014

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes.  All is a miracle.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh Happy February!  It

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Cedar News February 2014

Cedar News February 2014

January brought us many reasons to stay inside, keep warm and complete our study of a warmer climate like Australia. The children explored many aspects of this fascinating continent. They particularly enjoyed the animal research. Many maps were traced, detailed and displayed. One project was to paint the basic five layers of the ocean depths. Each child chose an ocean creature to research and specifically identified which layer it most often resided in. Our display

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Beyond the Naughty Step

This article in the Economist explains how positive parenting techniques will teach children to solve their own problems whereas “negative” discipline like time outs and naughty corners rob the child of the opportunity to make choices and learn from mistakes: IN THE old days parents followed a simple rule: spare the rod and spoil the child. These days less violent forms of discipline are favored. Supernanny, a television toddler-tamer, recommends the “naughty step”, to which

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