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Elementary School Newsletter, April 2018

Dear Parents, March was hectic with all of the crazy weather, but we still managed to get a lot done! The Willow students have been excitedly studying different aspects of South America, from various animals to different cultures. They each want to make a display to showcase their research. We had a visit from a familiar friend for a couple of weeks. Lois Sancho is from Spain and has come to The Children’s Tree the […]

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Elementary School News, March 2018

February flew by, as always! The Willow room worked hard making strawberry shortcake for Valentine’s Day, they enjoyed cooking pancakes to celebrate Fat Tuesday, and discussed the history of both holidays. They also found an aloe vera leaf at the grocery store during their bi-weekly snack shopping and decided to try eating it, after learning about the many health benefits. I think they will be sticking to the topical uses for now! Dr. Seuss’ birthday was amazing […]

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Children’s Tree Montessori School Sends Elementary Students to Rome, Italy to Participate in MMUN

   Old Saybrook, CT –  The upper elementary students from The Children’s Tree Montessori School participated in the Montessori Model United Nations Conference in Rome, Italy, April 25 through April 28, 2017. MMUN is an extracurricular activity in which students role play delegates of the United Nations and imitate UN Committees. Montessori Model United Nations has partnered with the United Nations to create a program specifically for Montessori students, giving them hands on experience to […]

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Montessori Elementary School Newsletter, February 2018

Dear Parents, It’s been a cold, snowy January and the Willow room has been busy. They have done meal planning, cooking lunch, doing research, and they had a great trip to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. A favorite meal this month was stir fry and they’re planning it again for February. Strawberry shortcake is on the menu for Valentine’s Day. The class was impressed by everything they saw and learned about the Pequot people at the […]

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Why Choose Montessori School for Kindergarten & Elementary?

Montessori, a better way to learn January 25, 5:30-7:30pm In this free interactive workshop you will see how the Montessori method builds children’s independence, self-esteem and problem solving skills. Discover how Montessori uses hands-on materials to enhance children’s understanding and create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Register online: http://childrenstree.org/parented/ Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536 […]

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Montessori Elementary School Newsletter, January 2018

December was a busy month! The Elementary practiced and practiced the songs for the celebration on top of their regular work, which included research on a Native American tribe or civilization. In January, we’re looking to complete this research. They’re also going to begin learning more about meal planning and cooking. We have been learning about basic food prep, including food groups and shopping for food. We will be expanding lessons to learn more about […]

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Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education

Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education Many people are familiar with Montessori at the preschool level. But more and more people are now discovering the benefits of Montessori for the elementary years. If you are new to Montessori elementary education, you might be wondering if Montessori is really that different from traditional elementary programs. The answer is that they are in fact radically different. While we acknowledge and applaud teachers in non-Montessori schools […]

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Elementary School Newsletter, December 2017

Dear Friends, The children in the Willow room has been busy learning about our continent’s history. In class, each child has chosen a location or tribe to study, from the Inuit people to the Mayan. More locally, the class got to explore historic Sturbridge Village. They learned how people lived, worked, and ate. It was cool seeing actual, historical buildings from 1800’s New England. We wrapped up the month with Stone Soup day. They put a […]

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CTMS to March in Torch Light Parade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School community is once again building a hand made float and marching in the Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade on December 9, 2017. We are hoping that you can join us! We will be marching this year for the second time and encourage participation from current families, alumni and their friends! Details: Time and Place: 5:30 meet at school to carpool or 6:00 meet at Denali on Main Street. What to wear: […]

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Elementary School Newsletter, November 2017

The Willow Room has had another busy month! Firstly, we would like to welcome Abby to our classroom! We have all been enjoying getting to know her. Aside from grocery shopping and the library, the class has been to the soup kitchen drop off site, where they brought in 106 pounds of food, as well as Old Saybrook’s Historical Society and the Gen. Hart House, where they learned about the town’s beginnings. The children have […]

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