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Preschool Newsletter, April 2017

Happy spring everyone! It’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of April.   March was a fun filled month of learning! The children enjoyed a fantastic visit from the Pandemonium Reptile rescue program. Thank you so much for generous donations. Needless to say they were thrilled to see and touch all the creatures.  Fascinating snakes, turtles, and lizards were wonderful to learn about. April has been a busy time for learning […]

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Primary News, March 2017

Dear Families, It has been a fabulous February upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by enjoying all of the snow we got. The children had fun building several snowmen all around the playground. The snow helped fuel our enthusiasm for finishing up our continent study of Antarctica. In the middle of the month we were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also our 100th day of school. For Valentine’s Day we exchanged Valentines […]

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Preschool News, February 2017

Primary students came back from break hitting the ground running! We have welcomed several new friends this month: Día and Mia Garcia, Emme Nwigwe, Nolan McEvily, and Thomas Kotecki. We are glad to have these new friends in our classes! In the cold month of January we studied the continent of Antarctica. We learned about the seven types of penguins that live there, the food chain that they are a part of, and sung songs about penguins […]

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Preschool News, January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Wow, it’s 2017! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and we embark on a whole new year of learning and adventure. First off, congratulations to the Carrier family on the birth of their beautiful son. We are especially thrilled for Addy. She will be a great big sister. December was action packed learning about weather and charting it on our calendars. We also studied amphibians and the various […]

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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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Preschool News, December 2016

Preschool News, December 2016 Dear CTMS Families, It has been a wonderful and busy November upstairs in Primary! We started out the month by having a ballet presentation by former CTMS student Ellie Weiss. She shared a ballet story and her ballet shoes with the students, and also taught them how to do 1st-5th position. She will be in the performance of the nutcracker that our Kindergarten and Elementary students will be attending this month. […]

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Preschool & Kindergarten News, November 2016

Happy November! Wow, how did that happen! It has been a very busy month at our school. We had the opportunity to learn all about fire safety, visit the inside of a fire truck and learned about Kendo, the Old Saybrook police officer dog. His owner/police officer partner Shannon Miller, gave a fun presentation with Kendo and let the children visit her police car as well. They were very impressed that Kendo has a badge, […]

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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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Preschool and Kindergarten News, October 2016

Dear CTMS Families, The Primary children have started off the year getting to know new friends, playing lots of name games, getting new lessons, and learning how to live by the ground rules at Children’s Tree: Be Gentle, Be Kind, Be Safe. We have practiced how to ask for help, how to clean up work to make it ready for the next person and, importantly, how to have snack! We are starting out the year strong. […]

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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
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