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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

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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