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Elementary News

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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Elementary School News, October 2017

Welcome back to school! The elementary class has been busy working and settling back into the school routine. This year, we have welcomed a hedgehog to our room. His name is Spotty Pickles. This is in addition to our saltwater critters, beta fish, and frogs. We took two field trips this September, once crabbing and the other to the Big E. The children are looking forward to their next trip. The children have been doing […]

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Elementary School News, June 2017

The month of May flew by! As the school year comes to an end I always find joy in reflection. I wanted to share this practice with the elementary students so we did a group lesson on adjectives. They learned about sentence structure, and paragraph writing this month, but this lesson on adjectives was a big hit. The Upper Elementary created a presentation in PowerPoint to share their adventure in Rome at the Montessori Model […]

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Elementary School Newsletter, April 2017

Dear Parents, March was a month of autonomy for the Willow Room. Our youngest students have gained a great deal more independence. They are developing confidence in their ability to make decisions. They are enjoying using their work plans to plan out the week’s work each Monday. The Upper Elementary students are preparing for their trip to the Montessori Model United Nations in Rome later this month. In yoga, they are learning a Senegalese dance to […]

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Elementary School News, February 2017

The Willow Class is off to a great 2017! The upper elementary students are busy conducting research for their trip to the Montessori Model U.N. in April. We are exploring the impact of desertification on Senegal and the world, as well as potential solutions. We will begin writing our first position paper next week. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting our fundraising efforts by contributing to our coin and can drive, or participating […]

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Elementary School News, January 2017

Dear Parents, December was a whirlwind of activity for the Willow Room! We were very busy practicing our songs and yoga moves for the Winter Celebration. Didn’t they do an amazing job? The children absolutely loved painting and outfitting their gourds, as well as playing with them afterward. We made a scrapbook for Miss Jule to take back with her to Germany. Each child created their own page, with writing, artwork, and photographs. Miss Jule […]

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Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity

Fake Snow Montessori Sensorial Activity This  Montessori Sensorial Activity for toddlers and preschoolers will keep kids busy indoors while it’s cold outside. Make fake snow with Epsom salt, glitter and tinsel. Mix ingredients together and pour into a plastic tub. Young children will love scooping and pouring it. Older children will have fun creating a winter wonderland scene with little figurines, houses and animals. Ingredients: Epsom Salt Silver Glitter Cut up tinsel garlands

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Elementary School News, December 2016

Elementary School News, December 2016 The Willow Room is bustling this fall! The students planned and made all of the arrangements for a trip to Lucky 33 in Old Saybrook. There, we mined for gemstones and found some really beautiful specimens. Everyone went home with a large bag of rocks and minerals. We also went to Dinosaur State Park, where we had a picnic lunch and went for a nature walk. Inside, we explored the museum, […]

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Elementary News, November 2016

October was an exciting month in the Willow Room! We enjoyed special visitors from the Old Saybrook Police Department and Old Saybrook Fire Department. Outings to Scott’s, Acton Library, and the CT River Museum were enjoyed by all the students. We talked about the origins of the use of B.C. and A.D. and examined a timeline showing the development of written language throughout history, from cave paintings to texting. We used a stream table to […]

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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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